Jaskinia Niedźwiedzia

Niedźwiedzia Cave - Bears' Cave


Useful Information

Location: 5km south of Stronie Slaskie (Seitenberg). Kletno Quarry near Kłodzko, Śnieżnik Massif.
Open: JAN-APR, SEP-NOV Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-17, MAY-AUG Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 9-16.
Fee:  
Classification:  Karst cave, dolomitic limestone, dolomitic marble.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=2,230m, VR=147m, A=790 m a.s.l, T=6°C. V=150.000/a.
Guided tours: D=45min, L=400m, 800m asl.
Photography: forbidden
Accessibility:  
Bibliography: Antoni Ogorzalek (1989): Jaskinia Niedzwiedzia w Kletnie, 21 pp, 12 colour photos, maps survey etc. Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza.
Address: Zaklad Uslug Turystycznych "Jaskinia Niedźwiedzia", ul. Kosciuszki 55, 57-550 Stronie Slaskie, Tel: +48-74-8141-250
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 21:58:00 $

History

 
1966discovered during mining in the newly established quarry Kletno III and 200 m explored.
1975start of development as a show cave.
1982exploration of 2 more kms.
1983opened to the public.

Description

Niedźwiedzia Cave is called the most beautiful cave of Poland. It is also famous for rich bone finds of cave bears, cave lions, hyena, roe deer and other. Several excavations took place, before the cave was opened to the public.

The cave is located in a marble quarry, and was discovered during quarry works. It has three levels, the upper is mostly destroyed by the quarry, the middle one is the place of the show cave, and the lower level is not open to the public.

The cave entrance is designed to keep the temperature of the cave on a constant level. The door is air tight and is opened only for a few minutes for every tour.

The cave has a small exhibition of speleothems, archaeological and paleontological finds.

The regulations for visitors are rather tough:

  1. Groups of up to 15 persons are led by certified guides.
  2. Before entering the cave items such as knapsacks, umbrellas, walking-canes, briefcases, cameras etc. should be left in the cloak room.
  3. It is forbidden to: touch the dripstones, bones, rocks etc, litter the cave, write on cave walls, walk beyond the limits of the pavements and railings, take photographs, smoke, make noises.

See also


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