"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 Sloupsko-šošůvské Caves

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A large complex of underground domes, corridors and chasms created in two floors. Sloupsko-šošůvské Caves is an important place where cave animal carcasses (bear, lion, hyena) have been found. Eliška's Cave with its rich stalactite decoration has also an excellent acoustics and that is why it is sometimes used for chamber music concerts. During reconstruction in 1997, the Stupňovitá chasm was spanned with a bridge and a new nontraditional view revealed to the visitors. Nagel chasm, 80 metres in depth, is the greatest underground abyss of this type in the Czech Republic. From the two platform-bridges the visitors can look down to the bottom. Since 1997, a part of the sight-seeing tour is also world-famous archaelogical locality - Kůlna Cave - where a part Neanderthal man's skull, about 120 000 years old, was found. Šošůvka's area, discovered at the beginning of 20th century is characterized by fragile and colour stalactite and stalagmite decoration.


Address: 679 13 Sloup v Moravském krasu
Country: Czech Republic

Phone: +420 516 435 335, +420 730 575 973
Web: sloupskososuvske.caves.cz

Latitude: 49.4104881287
Longitude: 16.7388095856


Name: The Sloupsko-šošůvské Caves
Name original: Sloupsko-šošůvské jeskyně
Length: 4890 m
Depth: 98 m
Elevation of entrance: 462 m
Number of visitors: 51000 / per year
Temperature: 7.00 - 8.00 °C
Length of show path: 890 / 1760 m
Duration of visit: 60 - 110 min

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