European travel can be amazing, but the most famous attractions are also overrun with tourists. Places like Eiffel Tower, the Roman Colosseum and England’s Buckingham Palace are beautiful but crowded spaces nearly all year round. Travelers yearning to stray far from the beaten path where they can experience natural beauty without crowds and congestion should consider exploring the breathtaking caverns of Slovakia. The country, which has now been independent for 20 years, features some of the continent’s most incredible caves. Among Slovakia’s 2,600 caves are the following six caves, which feature world record breaking stalagmites, underground rides on the River Styx, ice caverns and more experiences for the hungry explorer:
Dobšinská Ice Cave
The Dobšinská Ice Cave in Eastern Slovakia is one of the most important caves in the world. As part of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst site, the cave has permanent ice structures and is on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. The Ice Cave was one of the first caves lit with electricity, making it visible at all hours of the day and night.
Originally posted 2016-03-21 15:49:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter