|Location:||Near the village Strašín at Road 171, about 1km northwest of Strašín. Tickets are sold at the information center in the town. There is a small parking lot.|
|Open:||JUL to AUG daily 10-16. |
Adults CZK 40, Children CZK 20.
|Guided tours:||L=80m, D=15min.|
|Accessibility:||uneven and slippery ground makes this cave difficult|
|Address:||Strašínská jeskyne, Obec Strašín, Strašín 16, 342 01 Strašín, Tel: +420-376-587-223, +420-777-026-845, +420-725-024-290, +420-376-587-223.|
|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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|1936||cave mined for limonite.|
|2013||reopened for tours.|
The Strašínská jeskyne (Cave of Strasin) is name after the small village Strašín nearby. It is also named Nezdická jeskyne and Strašínská drací jeskyne (Strasin Dragons cave).
This cave is rather small, but still it is the biggest cave in the small karst area Sušicko-Strakonice and in Plzeňský kraj. It is gated but otherwise undeveloped, the visitors walk on mostly level trails on the natural cave floor. The clay may be a little slippery, so sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Although there is electric light, we recommend to bring your own torches. The experience of the cave is semi-wild.
The cave is mostly between two and three meters high, but there are some parts where it is necessary to stoop. After the 6m wide and 1.6m high entrance, a central chamber, 23m long, 12m wide, and 3m high is reached. On both sides there are parallel side passages. The whole system slopes at about 30° to the north. The system has almost no speleothems, but it shows various solutional forms and as two small cave lakes at the deepest point. The lakes have no visible inflow or outflow, so most likely they are formed by dripping water and condensation.
The cave is used by hibernating bats during the winter, which is one reason why it is gated. When it as protected in 2002 the cave was closed completely, Now it is open for a short time during summer.