Jeskyně Šipka

Sipka Cave - Arrow Cave

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Sipka Cave, cave entrance. Public Domain.
Location: Štramberk, hill of Kotouč, Národní sad (National Orchard). District of Nový Jicín.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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1880 archaeologist K.J. Maška unearthed a dwelling with a fire pit and Neanderthal remains.
1992 start of yearly exhibitions of Zdenek Burian in Štamberk.


Sipka Cave, inside the cave. Public Domain.

Sipka Cave, beneath the limestone hill of Kotouc (532 m asl) where the remains of Neanderthal man were discovered in the late nineteenth century. The caves are a short walk through the woods of the Národni sad, signposted off the road to Koprivnice.

It is said that Zdenek Burian (*1905-✝1981), a Czech painter who is renown for his representation of Palaeolithic life, got his inspiration from the Sipka Cave. In the Zdenek Burian Museum in Stamberk are some excellent examples of his work.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.