Demänovská Jaskyna Slobody

Demanovska Cave of Liberty


Useful Information

Location: In the National Nature Reserve Demanovska Valley. D1 (E50) exit Lipt. Mikuláš, follow rd. 584 south 12 km.
Nizke Tatry, Dumbierske Tatry, Demanovske vrchy, cadastral area Demanovska Dolina, district Liptovsky Mikulas, Zilinsky region
Open: 15-DEC to MAY Tue-Sun 9:30 11 12:30 14
JUN to 15-SEP Tue-Sun 9-16 on the full hour
16-SEP to 15-NOV Tue-Sun 9 11 12:30 14
Fee: Short Tour: Adults SKK 90, Students SKK 70, Children (4-15) SKK 40. Foreign language tour (additional): Adults SKK 60, Students SKK 50, Children (4-15) SKK 40.
Long Tour: Adults SKK 150, Students SKK 110, Children (4-15) SKK 70. Foreign language tour (additional): Adults SKK 60, Students SKK 50, Children (4-15) SKK 30. Foto SKK 100, Video SKK 200.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Middle Triassic limestones.
Light: electric.
Dimension: A=870 m asl, L=8,355 m, VR=52 m, T=6.2-7.3 °C
Guided tours: Tour A: L=1145 m, D=60 min.
Tour B: L=2150 m, D=100 min.
V=135,000/a [2000]
Photography:
Accessibility:
Bibliography: Ladislav Kaboš (2000): Tajomná Krása Ticha, Media Film, ISBN 80-238-5634-0
Address: Demänovská Jaskyna Slobody, 032 51 Demänovská Dolina, Tel: +421-849-5591673
Správa slovenských jaskýň, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Tel: +421-44-553-61-01, Tel: +421-44-553-64-11. E-mail: contact.
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History

1921 discovered by Alois Král.
1921 opened for the public.
1933 development and opening of additional parts.
1993 start of speleotherapy in the cave.

Description

Demanovska Cave of Liberty was formed by the Demanovska river and has four levels. It is famous for its speleothems. Beneath normal dripstones, the cave contains numerous calcite crystals and helictites. The calcite crystals, sometimes looking like water lilies, were formed in cave lakes.

A unique experience is the music, written while the composer sat in the cave, which features in the excellent sound and light presentation.