State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

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.


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


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.


Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - veľký okruh mimo prevádzky / long tour closed

Vážení návštevníci, 

prevádzkovanie veľkého okruhu v Demänovskej jaskyni slobody je dočasne pozastavené kvôli prebiehajúcim rekonštrukčným prácam na priľahlých úsekoch jaskyne. Predpokladané znovuotvorenie je v druhej polovici roka 2024. Ospravedlňujeme sa za prípadné nepríjemnosti.

Dear visitors,

operation of the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty is temporarily suspended due to ongoing reconstruction work in adjacent cave parts. We assume reopening in the second half of the year 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience.

15. vedecká konferencia: "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň" / 15th scientific conference "Research, utilization and protection of caves"

Konanie: 24.- 26. september 2024. Bližšie informácie o tomto podujatí nájdete na odkaze.

The conference will be held from September 24 to 26, 2024 in Liptovský Mikuláš. More on the link.

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to adverse conditions, 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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