Buy Vouchers

Events in Slovakia

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Slovakia


Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Prepo?tská (Bojnice) Cave
  • Prepo?tská (Bojnice) Cave

  • SNM - Múzeum Bojnice, Zámok a okolie 1, Upper-Nitra, 972 01

Prepo?tská (Bojnice) Cave - 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 Prepo?tská (Bojnice) Cave

Because of the important archaeological site, Bojnice is referred to as the 'prehistoric cradle' of Slovakia's inhabitants.

The old town of Bojnice and the Bojnice Castle are situated on a massive travertine rock, which is one of the biggest in Slovakia. It was created on a calcium base formed from the calcium from a mineral spring. The cave is a kind of an overhanging rock; it is approximately 12 meters wide and 4.5 to 8 meters high.

Bojnice ranks among the most important paleolithic sites in Europe. Thousands of artifacts have been found on various locations where the prehistoric Neanderthal people lived, being the evidence of the life of the Neanderthals in the present territory of the town. Plentiful chipped stone tools, fossil animal bones, and fireplace remains have been found. However, no bones of prehistoric people have been excavated there yet.

Findings of animal bones include mammoth, rhinoceros, cave lion, deer, prehistoric horse, bison and roe deer bones, as well as bones of other mammals and birds. As for stone tools, various types of chipped stone pieces have been found there, such as cleavers, flake tools in the form of knives, scrapers, tools used for drilling, etc.

First people settled in this territory in the quaternary (Middle Paleolithic, 120,000 – 90,000 B.C.). Later settlement that is related to the cave dates back to the period of approximately 60,000 B.C. Bojnice is a site with eleven detected layers of prehistoric settlement and a location ranking among those with the most plentiful findings proving the existence of the Neanderthals of Mousterian type (site: Le Moustier in France) in Europe.

The cave was discovered in 1926 by prior Karol Anton Medvecký, and cave‘s name also refers to the amateur archaeologist (prepošt - 'prior' in English).

Opening times:

Click on the website link.

Address: SNM - Múzeum Bojnice , Zámok a okolie 1 , Slovakia, 972 01 View Larger Map

You may also like

My Lists

Create New Guide


My Guides

Login to create your guides for Slovakia.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share Your Own 'Mini Guide to Slovakia'

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Slovakia is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Quick Pay

Pay By Card

 Store Card Details for Quick Pay