State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Natural World Heritage

Link to the official UNESCO site for the property of Caves of Aggtelek and Slovak karst:

The glamour and mystery of our Natural World Heritage can be admired only by visitors of show caves. From among the fifteen classically or touristically opened caves in Slovakia (except for the Bojnická Castle Cave which is a part of the castle tour) six caves are included in the World Natural Heritage (Dobšinská Ice Cave, Domica Cave, Gombasecká Cave, Jasovská Cave, Krásnohorská Cave and Ochtinská Aragonite Cave).

Other caves and abysses of the world heritage are not open to the public. Many of them are hardly accessible. Only experienced cavers and speleoalpinists with the help of roping technique or by demanding climbing or crawling can enter them. Some parts of cave with water siphons or flooded parts are accessible only by speleodivers.

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Natural World Heritage - the Dobšinská Ice Cave

Dobšinská Ice Cave is located in the Slovak Paradise in the Spiš-Gemer karst, which belongs among the most important karst territories in the central Europe.

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Natural World Heritage - the Slovak Karst

The subject of the Convention on Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by the member states of UNESCO in 1972, is determining of objects and territories that are unique and important from the world point of view and securing their protection, maintenance and presentation as invaluable and irreplaceable property not only of one nation but also of the whole mankind.

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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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