Jaskinia Wierzchowska Górna

Upper Wierzchowska Cave

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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]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Dimension: A=390m asl, L=975m.
Guided tours: D=60min, L=975m.
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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around 1850s permanent gas light installed in the cave.
1853 Neolithic remains discovered.


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.