State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Kunia Abyss

It is situated on the southern edge of the Jasovská Plateau, northerly from the Turnianske Podhradie. It is formed in the Mesozoic Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones of the Silica Nappe. The cave reaches the length of 933 m and depth of 203 m.

The first information on the abyss gave G. Stibrányi sr. in 1947. He penetrated to the depth of 52 m in 1953. The main lower parts of the cave were discovered by cavers from Košice in 1986. The set of cascading abysses ends with horizontal passages. Underground water course appears in the depth of 150 m under the Easter Well and forms several waterfalls and cascades. Waters fall 23 m in the Great Waterfall. The waters from the Kunia Abyss penetrate through unknown spaces to the Skalistý potok Cave and to the homonymous spring  on the foothill of the Jasovská Plateau. Flowstone fills include straw stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, cascade rimstones and lacustrine water lilies.



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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