State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Bobačka Cave

It represents the longest cave of the Muránska Plateau with measured lenght of 3,036 m and depth of 142 m. The cave is an important bat hibernation place with high species diversity (as much as 13 species). The most abundant are the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) and the Greater Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis). Regularly hibernating are several individuals of the Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) and the Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus). The richest number of invertebrate species have the springtails (Collembola). Abundant populations are formed mainly by troglobitic Arrhopalites aggtelekiensis, Deuteraphorura kratochvili, Pseudosinella paclti and Protaphorura janosik. This cave is by now the only finding place of troglophilic springtail Plutomurus unidentatus in Slovakia. There are also multipedes Allorhiscosoma sphinx and Hylebainosoma tatranum, which are Western Carpathian endemitic species. Troglophilic crustaceans are represented by isopod Mesoniscus graniger. The predatory spider Ischyropsalis manicata can be found on cave walls.



Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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