Bozkovské Dolomitové jeskyně

Bozkov Dolomite Caves


Useful Information

Location: In the village Bozkov, Northern Bohemia.
Open: JAN to MAR Tue-Fri 8-15.
APR to JUN Tue-Sun 8-16.
JUL to AUG Tue-Sun 9-17.
SEP to OCT Tue-Sun 8-16.
NOV to DEC Tue-Fri 8-15.
[2010]
Fee: Adults CZK 90, Children (6-15) CZK 50, Children (0-5) free, Students CZK 50, Disabled CZK 50, Seniors CZK 70.
Photography Permit CZK 30, Video Permit CZK 100.
[2010]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave, dolomite.
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=7,3°C
Guided tours: L=500m, D=45min.
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Address: Správa Bozkovských dolomitových jeskyně, Dušan Milka, 51213 Bozkov, Tel: +420-481-682167, +420-481-682164, Fax: +420-481-682228. E-mail: contact
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History

1940s entrance discovered by dolomite miners.
1957 cave first explored.

Description

Bozkov Dolomite Caves are located in the Krkonoše foothills in the northern part of Bozkov. It is the northernmost show cave of the country and the only one in North Bohemia.

The character of this cave is really unique. The cave being in dolomite and rather close to the surface is partly water filled. It has little dripstones and some Helictites.

But the most interesting feature are quartz ledges in walls and ceilings. It is not very common to find these in limestone areas. A tectonic force produced fine cracks in the limestone. Circulating hot water brought dissolved quartz from below and crystallized it in those cracks. So the cracks healed. Later, when the cave was formed, the hard quartz resisted solution better than the limestone and thus formed the ledges.