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Bystrianska Cave - attractions in the surroundings

Bystrianska Valley

Distance from the cave: 0,6 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

A valley important for tourism on the southern side of the Low Tatras, through which the brook Bystrianka flows. The valley is bordered by the hills Baba (1,617 m), Pálenica (1,653 m), Dereše (2,003 m), Chopok (2,023 m), Ďumbier (2,043 m) and Veľký Gápeľ (1,776 m). The Bystrá Valley widens about 4 km in front of the mountain village Bystrá into a wide belt of meadows called Tále. Tále originally meant a local name for parts of meadows and today it is one of the most visited centres of tourism in the Low Tatras.

Tourist centre Tále – Srdiečko, skiing with artificial snow: Chopok South, Mýto pod Ďumbierom, Čertovica.

Low Tatras National Park (NAPANT)

Distance from the cave: 10,0 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

Čierny Balog

Distance from the cave: 11,0 km | Type: Places of interest

Čiernohronská railway, nowadays a state cultural monument, was restored and brought back to operation on May 11, 1992. At present, a 12 km section of the original small forest railway is reconstructed from Čierny Balog to Hronec and Vydrovská Valley, with its own museum established in the station in Čierny Balog. The railway is a part of it and serves for seasonal tourist operation, idyllic ride by original train, ideal not only for families with children.

Čiernohronská railway, forest open air museum Vydrovo, Dobroč primaeval forest.

Ďumbier

Distance from the cave: 11,3 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

Chopok

Distance from the cave: 11,5 km | Type: Skiing and hiking

Demänovská Valley

Distance from the cave: 14,6 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

Demänovská Valley is the most known and beautiful valley of the Low Tatras Mts. It is 15 km long and stands for the main centre of tourism on the northern side of the mountains. Geografically and geologically it consists of two different parts: the upper part adjacent to the main crest is made of granite forming a complex of smaller valleys and the lower part is cut in limestones with distinct vertical dissection.

The valley had been settled as early as the prehistoric times, which is evidenced by the findings in the Okno Cave. The valley was not settled for a long time during the history, only in 18th and 19th century people were mining ore, building shepherd’s huts and chalets or lumberjack’s houses. The interest in the valley rose by discovering the Demänovská Cave of Liberty in 1921 and soon after an asphalt road was constructed. An exceptional boom of attendance of the valley started after construction of the cableway from Jasná to Chopok (at present ending only in Luková).

Demänovská Valley is an important speleological region of Slovakia.

Jasná - Záhradky

Distance from the cave: 14,8 km | Type: Skiing and hiking

Tourism and skiing

Vrbické pleso

Distance from the cave: 14,9 km | Type: Skiing and hiking

Liptovský Ján

Distance from the cave: 22,3 km | Type: Thermal pool

Liptovský Mikuláš town

Distance from the cave: 27,2 km | Type: City

Museum of Janko Kráľ, Gallery of Peter Michal Bohúň, walking zone. Wooden articled church in Svätý Kríž, open air museum of folk culture in Pribylina.

Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Caving in Liptovský Mikuláš.

News

COVID admission regime for show caves

Dear visitors

due to dynamically changing situation in Slovakia, we shall keep you updated on application of COVID AUTOMAT with respect to individual show caves. The caves can be entered only with covered mouth and nose and they will be operated either in the BASIC or VTO regime. The basic regime means admission of all visitors with possible restriction of number and VTO regime means admission of either only fully vaccinated or negatively tested or those who overcame COVID not later than 180 days ago. The level of risk zone on the other hand sets the rules for wearing either a face mask or a respirator.

COVID režim vstupov sprístupnené jaskyne

Vážení návštevníci

vzhľadom k dynamicky sa meniacej situácií na Slovensku, budeme priebežne informovať o uplatňovaní COVID AUTOMATu pri jednotlivých jaskyniach. Do jaskýň je možný vstup len s prekrytými dýchacími cestami a sú prevádzkované buď v režime ZÁKLAD alebo OTP. Režim ZÁKLAD znamená vstup všetkých návštevníkov s prípadným obmedzením počtu a režim OTP znamená vstup plne zaočkovaných, negatívne otestovaných a tých, čo prekonali ochorenie COVID pred menej ako 180 dňami. Stupeň ohrozenia zas určí, či je dýchacie cesty nutné prekryť rúškom alebo respirátorom.

100. výročie objavu Demänovskej jaskyne slobody

Dňa 2.8.2021 sme si pripomenuli 100. výročie objavu Demänovskej jaskyne slobody, ktorú 3.8.1921 objavil moravský učiteľ Alois Král v sprievode Adama Mišuru z Demänovskej doliny. Pri tejto príležitosti bol obnovený náučný chodník vedúci k jaskyni a v kultúrnom programe v Hlbokom dóme pripomenulo atmosféru objavu krátke vystúpenie divadla Gasparego z Liptovského Mikuláša s hudobným sprievodom kapely IM PLANET z Ružomberka pod režijným stvárnením J. Mikuša. Slávnostné zhromaždenie sa konalo za účasti štátneho tajomníka MŽP SR M. Kiču, generálneho riaditeľa ŠOP SR D. Karasku, starostky Demänovskej Doliny Ľ. Klepáčovej, riaditeľa SSJ J. Zuskina a hostí z VÚC Žilinského kraja, úradov životného prostredia, ŠOP SR, urbárov a pod.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

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!

International Year of Caves and Karst

The Slovak Caves Administration as a member of the International Show Caves Association (ISCA) fully supports the initiative of the International Speleological Union (UIS) to declare the year 2021 the International Year of Caves and Karst. In spite of their occurrence, the benefits of caves and karst are not commonly known to many people on the planet. So the main goal „EXPLORE, UNDERSTAND and PROTECT“ is our task for this year 2021.

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