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Caves in Slovakia

Demanovska Ice Cave (Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa)

Location Low Tatras, Demanovska valley, close to Jasná ski resort

Demanovska Ice Cave is located in Low Tatras in Demanovska valley close to Liptovsky Mikulas city. The cave length is 1,975 m. The pathway is 650 m long and takes about 45 minutes. This Slovakia cave is inhabited by bats. Demanovska Ice Cave is one of the first known caves in the world and is covered in ice for whole year. Temperature in the cave is about 0 to 3 degrees. Leaking water out through calcites freezes down and creates ice stalactites, stalagmites and split-level ice on the bottom. It has been open for public since 1880s. Entrance is at the altitude of 840 m. It is easily found by tourist signs. You can find the tourist sings on the main road from Demanova village towards Chopok and ski resorts. The access to the cave is a few minutes walk from the car park.   

Opening Hours
Season : May 15 - September 30
Utorok – Nedeľa : 10.00 - 18.00

Entrance fee : Adults :200 SKK
Children from 6 to 15 years, disabled: 100 SKK
Students and retired: 100 SKK

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