Bystrianska Jaskyna

Bystrianska Cave

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Location: Upper Hron River Valley, at the southern border of Bystra village, near Brezno. Horehronske podolie, Bystrianske podhorie, cadastral area Bystra a Valaska, district Brezno, Banskobystricky region.
Open: JAN to 15-MAY Tue-Sun 9:30 11 12:30 14
16-MAY to 15-SEP Tue-Sun 9-16 on the full hour
16-SEP to OCT Tue-Sun 9:30 11 12:30 14
Fee: Adults 60,- SKK, Students 50,- SKK, Children (4-15) 30,- SKK, Foto 100,- SKK, Video 200,- SKK. Foreign language tour (additional): Adults 40,- SKK, Students 30,- SKK, Children (4-15) 20,- SKK.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Middle Triassic limestones.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=2,000m.
Guided tours: L=490m, D=45min. Developed paths: L=545m. V=30,000/a [2000]
Address: Bystrianska Cave, 977 01 Brezno, Tel: +421-867-6195133
Správa slovenských jaskýň, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Tel: +421-44-553-61-01, Tel: +421-44-553-64-11. E-mail: contact.
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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1923 New Cave discovered.
1926 Peklo pit discovered.
1934 a short part of the cave was open to the public.
1940 a short part of the cave was open to the public.
1968 developed and opened to the public.
1972 start of speleotherapy in the cave.


Bystrianska Cave was known to the locals since ancient times, but only the part which is now called the Old Cave. In 1923 more passages were found which are now called New Cave (who wonders...).

A maze cave developed in complexly folded limestone. The cave has a dedicated chamber for speleotherapy. Speleotherapy is highly regarded in Eastern Europe for treating childhood asthma. Children spend many hours underground undertaking supervised exercise and rest periods in the clean atmosphere of the caves.

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