Jeskyně Šipka

Sipka Cave - Arrow Cave


Useful Information

Image: cave entrance.
Photographer: Miaow Miaow. This picture is public domain from Wikimedia Commons
Location: Štramberk, hill of Kotouč, Národní sad (National Orchard). District of Nový Jicín.
Open: No restrictions.
[2010]
Fee: free.
[2010]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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History

1880 archaeologist K.J. Maška unearthed a dwelling with a fire pit and Neanderthal remains.
1992 start of yearly exhibitions of Zdenek Burian in Štamberk.

Description

Image: inside the cave.
Photographer: Miaow Miaow. This picture is public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Sipka Cave, beneath the limestone hill of Kotouc (532m asl) where the remains of Neanderthal man were discovered in the late nineteenth century. The caves are a short walk through the woods of the Národni sad, signposted off the road to Koprivnice.

It is said that Zdenek Burian (1905-1981), a Czech painter who is renown for his representation of Palaeolithic life, got his inspiration from the Sipka Cave. In the Zdenek Burian Museum in Stamberk are some excellent examples of his work.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.