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Geomorphological research

The knowledge of morphology, origin and genesis of underground spaces belong among the basic and most important data on caves. It is possible to reconstruct the past hydrographical conditions and advancement of cave development on the basis of rock shapes research and deposition of sediments. Many caves are formed in relation with the terrain of surrounding territory.

Various geomorphologic shapes in underground spaces document the evolution of caves within the geological history of the Earth and thus they are important also from the nature protection point of view. The morphology of cave spaces distinctively conditions the character of other natural components of cave environment.

Dealing with the problems of cave genesis requires a complex geomorphological research, using the knowledge on geological and hydrogeological settings of given territories together with results of cave sediments dating. The geomorphological research of caves in Slovakia is carried out and guaranteed mainly by the Slovak Caves Administration in Liptovský Mikuláš.

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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

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

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