"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”

The Chýnovská Cave

Basic info

The Chýnovská (Chýnov) Cave was discovered in 1863 during works in a quarry. In 1868, after necessary adaptations, this became the first Czech cave accessible to the public. The original stone staircases can still be seen there and the tour around the cave is a small trip to the history. The Chýnovská Cave was formed in stages by corrosion, which widened various fissures, aided by water running through the fissures and washing out solid substances. The principal wealth of the cave is not stalactites and stalagmites but colourful walls and ceilings, where white, yellow and brown marble facets take turns with dark amphibolite fillings. These two materials are the source of the remarkable circular shapes to be seen in the walls. The steep corridors of the cave go as deep as 41 m down to the surface level of an underground stream. The total length of the cave system, not fully investigated yet, is over 1,400 m, with 280 m already accessible to the visitors. The spaces outside the sightseeing tour are under speleologists’ and speleo-divers’ investigation, which in the 1980’s and 90’s resulted in the discovery of extensive, permanently water-filled spaces with unique druses of flint stone and other minerals.


Address: 391 55 Chýnov
Country: Czech Republic

Phone: +420 381 299 034, +420 724 930 365
Fax: +420 381 299 255
Web: chynovska.caves.cz

Latitude: 49.4294815063
Longitude: 14.8331756592


Name: The Chýnovská Cave
Name original: Chýnovská jeskyně
Length: 1400 m
Depth: 74 m
Elevation of entrance: 547 m
Number of visitors: 38000 / per year
Temperature: 5.00 - 9.00 °C
Length of show path: 260 m
Duration of visit: 40 min

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