|Location:||On hill Kvetnice near the village Tišnov, 25km northwestt of Brno.|
|Open:||During the mineral fair weekend twice a year. In general first May and first November weekend. |
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:53:00 $|
|1974||additional passages discovered.|
|1976||start of the access tunnel.|
|1977||access tunnel completed.|
|1984||more passages with fiene speleothems discovered.|
|1989||two huge chambers discovered.|
Králova jeskynĕ (King's Cave) is not a show cave, but it is developed and lighted with an generator. Twice a year, during the international mineral market at the nearby village Tišnov, the cave is opened for the public.
The cave was discovered accidentially by a dachshund hunting a fox. It was named after the honorary citizen of Tišnov, Alois Král, who discovered the Demänovská Jaskyna Slobody in Slovakia in 1921. The first survey resulted in a length of 350m, developed in numerous narrow passages with nooks and crannies. The cave has two levels, the upper level lies about 10m below the surface and is heavily decorated. The lower level is less decorated. An artificial tunnel gives access to the upper level of the cave.
Beneath numerous stalactites and stalagmites, the cave has two pools which are covered by calcite crystals. Both have a size of about 5m². The passage named Dobišar's cave, which was discovered in 1984, has the most beautiful speleothems, including 160cm long straws. And the discovery of 1989 were two huge chambers, Hrozivý dóm (Sinister Cathedral), 20m long and 14m wide, and Tišnov Cathedral which is 35m long and 18m wide.
This is not a show cave, and it is only open to visitors twice a year. On the first May and November weekend a famous and internations mineral fair takes place at the Sokol gymnasium in Tišnov. This fair is very famous, and developed because of the rich mineral discoveries in the area. At the weekend of the fair the cave is lighted with a generator and open for the public. It is not very difficult, only a part of the horizontal upper level are shown, but as the cave is sometimes narrow and low we recommend old clothes, good shoes, and a helmet if you have. Its always advisable to bring your own torch.
This cave belongs to the Tišnovský kras (Tišnov karst) which covers the three hills Kvĕtnice, Dřínová, and Tábory. The three hills consist of the same Devonian limestone, which was divided into three hills by the erosion of the rivers Svratka and Besének. This area is rather small, and does not have most of the common features of a karst area, there are no sink holes, blind valleys, or daylight shafts. But there are several caves and a karren field.
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