Demänovská Cave of Liberty - Slovakia
Are you a business owner in Slovakia?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Slovakia.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Demänovská Cave of Liberty
The Demänovská Cave of Liberty is the longest cave system in Slovakia and belongs among its dominating caves. It is the most visited show cave in Slovakia.
The cave represents morphologically the most varied part of the Demänovský Cave System. It is formed in the Middle Triassic dark-gray Gutenstein limestones of the Krížna Nappe along the tectonic faults by the ancient submersible flow of Demänovka and its side hanging submersible tributaries. The length is 8,126 m (8,887 yd) with elevation distance of 120 m (394 ft).
The lower oval, river modeled passages of the cave represent four horizontal development levels (Marble Riverbed, Loamy Passage, Dry Passage, Ground Floor, King's Gallery). They are in places widened by collapses (Great and Spouting Dome, Pink Hall, Hell Dome). Steeply descending passages lead into cave levels in hanging positions, mostly from the place of present cave entrance and exit. Except for the smaller oval passages (Passage of Suffering, Virgin Passage, Bear’s Passage, Treasury) they include also bigger spaces (Sphere Dome, Parachute Abyss, Jánošík’s Dome, Hviezdoslav’s Dome, Deep Dome). The Miraculous Halls, Magical Passage and Stone Vineyard have a fissure character. From among the flow stone fills, the water lilies and other lacustrine forms (sponge, coral, grapes forms) and also eccentric stalactites are unique. Mighty flow stone waterfalls and columns, sphaerolitic stalactites and many other forms of stalactites and stalagmites are captivating. A thick layer of white soft sinter – moonmilk can be found in the Great Dome.
The underground water course of Demänovka, which springs in the non-karst territory under the main ridge of the Low Tatras, flows through the cave. It sinks underground in Lúcky and springs again through the Vyvieranie Cave northerly from the Demänovská Cave of Liberty. The Great Lake is 52 m (57 yd) long, 5 to 12 m (5.5 to 13 yd) wide and more than 7 m (22 ft) deep. Air temperature is from 6,1 to 7,0 °C (43 to 44.6 ºF), relative humidity 94-99%.
The bones of cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) were found in the Bear’s Passage (Medvedia chodba). The finding of the palpigrade Eukoenenia spelaea means one of the most northern occurrences of this arachnids in the world, which ranks the cave among the biospeleological localities of European importance. From among the tiny invertebrates, mostly the multipede Allorhiscosoma sphinx (endemite of the middle Slovakian caves) and amphipods Synurella intermedia a Niphargus tatrensis are important.
You may also like
Bratislava: The Gems of the Little Carpathians
If you are in Bratislava for more than one day, you must explore the region of The Little Carpathians and its gems! This tour is like a good cocktail: mixed with traditioFrom €140.00
Private city tour of Bratislava
Enjoy a private city tour of Bratislava with a local guide and see all the city highlights including the Devin castle and Bratislava Castle and Parliament.From €269.00
Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides
Explore the capital of Slovakia during a walking tour around the historical center and see the major sights, or tailor the tour to a theme of your choice. Visit St. Marti9 ReviewsFrom €46.00
Banska Stiavnica Town: Full-Day Tour from Bratislava
Visit Banska Stiavnica and experience the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its museum housed in a mine, learn about its gold and silver mining history, aFrom €190.00
Bratislava Private Tour from Vienna
Enjoy a the trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, in the comfort of a private vehicle. Take an extensive drive through the streets and discover the cultural and hiFrom €405.00
- Best Seller
Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow
Head to southern Poland's most picturesque district for a rafting trip on the Dunajec River. Discover the Tatra region from the treetops of Slovakia.2 ReviewsFrom €59.82
Vienna: Private Guided Day Tour from Bratislava by Car
Drive 1 hour outside of Bratislava and find yourself in an entirely new country on this private day trip to Vienna, complete with a sightseeing tour by car, and an opportFrom €175.00
Devin Castle 3-Hour Guided Tour from Bratislava
Visit the impressive ruins of Devin Castle and take in the views from its strategic location on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Learn3 ReviewsFrom €94.00
Bratislava: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour
On this private tour of Bratislava, your local guide will take you on a captivating tour of the capital city of Slovakia. See the highlights of this beautiful city, inclu8 ReviewsFrom €125.00
Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour
Take a tour off the beaten track and see sites from Bratislava’s Communist past as well as the newer face of the city. Travel in a legendary 1970s Škoda car or an 8-se25 ReviewsFrom €29.00