Demänovská Cave of Liberty
The karst cave situated in Nízke Tatry in Demänovská Valley is certainly the most popular and beautiful in Slovakia mainly thanks to its rich flowstone decor. Formed during the Pleistocene, it has an interesting underground flow with canyons formed into six levels with beautiful flowstone décor and unbelievable variety of colors and shapes. From the entire length of 8 897 m, only 1 600 m are accessible for public. When visiting, you can either take a small tour of 1, 2 km lasting approximately 60 minutes or a longer tour of 2, 2 km lasting 100 minutes.
Demänovská Ice Cave
Discovered in 1299, Demänovská Ice Cave is one of the oldest caves in Europe. Situated in Demänovská Valley within the Bašta cliff on the northern side of Nizke Tatry with entrance located right above the Rocky Chalet in the altitude of 740 m. The cave consists of spacious tunnels spread on three cave levels and its calcite décor offers an interesting tour. Bizarre and monumental shapes of underground spaces, rare fauna and occurrence of permanent ice fill are sure to attract everyone’s attention. The cave is 1900 m long, however only 680 m are open to public.
Harmanecká Cave is a national nature sight located in the area of Harmanecký kras, between Banská Bystrica a Turčianske Teplice. White soft flowstone dominates the cave and makes for a beautiful décor along with monumental domes and cave spaces. Views of the stalagmite formations and waterfalls on the cave walls are truly stunning. Interestingly, the cave is one of the most important locations of bat occurrence in Slovakia.
Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa
The world famous cave listed in World Nature Heritage since 2000 is situated nearby a coal mine village of Dobšiná in the National Nature Reserve Slovenský raj. Due to its character of glaciation, the cave belongs among the most important caves in the world. Ice fill is present in various forms and its thickness in some places exceeds 25 m. The best conditions for the formation of ice decorations are during the spring time when surface waters penetrate the crevices and start frosting, forming various shapes. At few places, a coat of frost is created due to the sublimation giving the underground spaces a special charm.