The Czech Republic has twelve show caves. They are managed by the Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic (see the link below).
As the Czech Republic is a former (?) socialist country, all natural monuments are owned and maintained by the state. The caves are all maintained by the same government office.
But this is by no means bad for the caves. As the officials understood the importance of the show caves for the tourism industry, they made big efforts in the last years to develop the caves while keeping them as intact as possible. Many caves have newly renovated paths and rails, the lights are modernized and the brochures and publications have a very high quality.
The entrance fees are below average, but thats merely a result of the exchange rate. The moderate prices for western tourist equal a small fortune for the Czech citizens.
For more information contact:
The Czech Republic Agency of Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic,
Department of Cave Protection
Česká republika Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR,
organizaèní složka státu,
úsek ochrany a provozu jeskyní oddìlení ochrany jeskyní
130 23 Praha 3,
Tel.: +420-2-83069207, E-mail: