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The Sloup–Šošůvka Caves

Name:The Sloup–Šošůvka Caves
Name original:Sloupsko-šošůvské jeskyně
Country:Czech Republic
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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:1760 m
Duration of visit:60 - 100 min
Address:679 13 Sloup v Moravském Krasu
Town / City:
Phone:+420 516 435 335

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A large complex of underground domes, corridors and chasms created in two floors. Sloup - Šošůvka 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.




04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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Cave Prehistory Resources

blogger: Darricau Joëlle
Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

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