Jaskinia Nietoperzowa

Bat Cave - Jerzmanowicka - Ksieza - Biala

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Location: Near the village of Jerzmanowice, Kolonia i Wschodnia 79, Municipality of Jerzmanowice-Przeginia, province of Cracow. Bedkovska Valley. B 94 Kraków-Ojcow-Nationalpark, left of the park. 18km northwest of Cracow.
Open: MAR-NOV daily 8-10. [2006]
Fee: Adults PLN 6, Children PLN 5. [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric
Dimension: L=320m, A=447m asl.
Guided tours: L=306m, D=40min.
Address: Jaskinia Nietoperzowa, Mr Zygmunt Ferdek, 32-048 Jerzmanowice 79. Tel: +48-12-389-5395 or +48-32-2922831 or +48-32-2029675.
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1841 first mentioned.
1994 opened to the public.


Jaskinia Nietoperzowa is a spacious system of chambers and corridors. It was used to shoot a film scene of riding horses.

The cave is very rich in remains from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and from the Middle Ages. The oldest remains are Middle Palaeolithic assemblages of sidescrapers, originating from the end of the Middle Pleistocene. Upper Palaeolithic levels contain laurel-leaf points of the Jerzmanowician industry. They are dated by one C14 date to 38,500 BP. There are Neolithic and later remains in the top layer. The cave has a small exhibition of speleothems, archaeological and paleontological finds.