Jaskinia Wierzchowska Górna

Upper Wierzchowska Cave


Useful Information

Location: In the village of Wierzchowice, in the Kluzowody Valley in the municipality of Wielka Wies, Cracow. B 94 Kraków-Ojcow-Nationalpark, turn left at the park entrance.
Open: 09-APR to NOV daily 9-16. [2006]
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Classification: ExplainKarst cave
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Dimension: A=390m asl, L=975m.
Guided tours: D=60min, L=975m.
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Bibliography: Marek P Krzemien, Jozef Partyka (1987): Jaskinia Wierzchowska Gorna, 60 pp 40 colour plates, map, survey. Wydawnictwo PTTK ”Kraj„, Warszawa - Krakow.
Address: Jaskinia Wierzchowska Górna, Tourist Services Bureau ”Gacek„, 31-515 Cracow, ul Bandurskiego 16/11, Tel/Fax: +48-12-4110721 Tel: +48-12-4135191.
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History

around 1850s permanent gas light installed in the cave.
1853 Neolithic remains discovered.

Description

This is the largest cave in the Cracow Upland. Unique and attractive, it is easily accessible and a perfect example of underground karst. Almost one kilometre in length, it is a famous archaeological site. Finds include cave man, lion, hyena, reindeer, and bear.

The cave is located in the Jurassic Landscape Park Dolinki Podkrakowskie and is a National Monument.

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