UNESCO Natural Heritage in Slovakia

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

Cave system Baradla - Domica
Dobšinská ice cave (Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa)
Diviačia Abyss (Diviačia priepasť)
Drienovská Cave (Drienovská jaskyňa)
Hrušovská Cave (Hrušovská jaskyňa)
Jasovská Cave (Jasovská jaskyňa)

Cave System Gombasek Cave - Silická ľadnica
Gombasek Cave
Silická ľadnica Cave

Cave System Skalistý potok - Kunia Abyss
Skalistý potok Cave (Jaskyňa Skalistého potoka)
Kunia Abyss (Kunia priepasť)

Krásnohorská Cave (Krásnohorská jaskyňa)
Ochtinská Aragonite Cave (Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa)
Obrovská Abyss (Obrovská priepasť)
Snežná diera Abyss (Snežná diera)
Zvonivá diera Abyss (Zvonivá diera)


Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
in National Park Poloniny in Bukovec Mountains (Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy)) and Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area in Vihorlat Mountains (Vihorlatské vrchy)


Havešová
Rožok
Stužica
Vihorlat primaeval forest


Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

Cave system Baradla - Domica 



Domica is the largest cave of the Slovak Karst. It belongs to the caves of world importance. It is located on the southern slope of the Silická Plateau in Roznava district. It represents with the Baradla Cave in Hungary one genetic system. Domica Cave is the most known and longest cave of the Slovak Karst National Park.
Except for important geomorphological features, it is interesting by precious archaeological findings,occurrence of flowstone shields and drums, as well as numerous bat species presence ... Read More

Accessible for public

Municipality: Kečovo
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
National Park: Slovak Karst (Slovensko) , Aggtelec Karst (in Hungary)

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Dobšinská ice cave



Dobšinská ice cave belongs among the most important ice caves in the world. Since 2000 it is inscribed on the world heritage list. As compared with known high-mountain ice caves Eisriesenwelt and Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle in Austrian Alps or with the Romanian Scărişoara Cave in Bihor Mts., which has the glaciated part at elevations of 1,100 to 1,120 m n. m., the monumental glaciation of the Dobšinská Ice Cave persist for thousands of years at elevations only 920 to 950 m ... Read More

Accessible for public

District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Diviačia Abyss



Located at the eastern edge of the Plešivská Plateau. It is formed by corrosion of percolating atmospheric waters. It represents a system of changing corrosive shaft and breakdown dome spaces, decorated by rich and varied flowstone forms. Dentritic clusters of calcite grow on flowstone coatings on the walls. Some shallow pools have water lilies and pearls on the bottom. The abyss is 123 m deep. Wild boar (Sus scrofa) skeleton covered with thin flowstone layer was found at the depth of 76 m. Abyss opening was known since long ago, the deeper parts were discovered by M. Erdös in 1964 ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Plešivec
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Drienovská Cave



Drienovská Cave is situated on the southern border of the Jasovská Plateau (Jasovská planina), northerly from the Drienovec village in Slovak Karst (Slovenská kras) -  mountain range of Slovak Ore Mountains (Slovenské rudohorie). It is a spring river cave formed in three developmental levels. The underground stream flows through the lower parts of the cave ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Drienovec
District: Košice-okolie
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
Mountains: Slovak Karst
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Hrušovská Cave



Situated on the eastern foothill of the Silická Plateau close to the Hrušov village. The cave was discovered through the inactive Eveteš spring by R. Boroš and T. Lazár in 1978. The spring cave is formed in three developmental levels, having the length of 780 m ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Hrušov
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
Mountains: Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)
National Park:
Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)

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Jasovská Cave



It is located on the eastern edge of the Jasovská Plateau, in the Medzev Upland and in the Jasov village and in the national nature reserve Jasovské dubiny. The entrance is at elevation of 257 m. It is formed in Middle Triassic grey Gutenstein dolomites and pale Steinalm limestones and dolomites by the preious ponor flow of Bodva river in five developmental levels. The lowest parts of the cave with flat roofs were formed by solution of limestone under conditions of slowly moving stagnant water. The cave reaches the length of 2,811 m with vertical span of 55 meters ...Read more
Accessible for public

Municipality: Jasov
District: Košice-okolie
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Cave System Gombasek Cave - Silická ľadnica

Gombasek Cave



It is situated on the western foothill of the Silická Plateau in the canyon of the Slaná River between Rožňava and Plešívec. Cave entrance is at elevation of 250 m above the sea. It is formed in the Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones by corrosive and erosive activities of the Black Brook in two developmental levels. The length of the fluviokarst outlet cave is 1,525 m. The cave is unique by thin straw stalactites ... Read more

Accessible for public

Municipality: Slavec
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Silická ľadnica Cave



It is located on the Silická Plateau south-westerly from the Silica village. The entrance of this corrosive-collapse abyss is at elevation of 503 m. The lower mostly horizontal passages were formed by the underground stream of Čierny Brook. The cave is 1,100 m long and 110 m deep. The upper abyss part of the cave is permanently filled with ice due to breaking down the connection with lower parts, by which a close depressive space with cumulation of cold air and formation of ice was formed ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Silica
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Cave System Skalistý potok - Kunia Abyss

Skalistý potok Cave

It is located on the southern foothill of the Jasovská Plateau near the Háj village. The first underground spaces were unveiled along the flood spring route in 1968.
The large spaces along the underground water stream with numerous set of siphons and lakes as well as ascending branch with rapids and waterfalls were gradually discovered ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Háj
District: Košice okolie
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Kunia Abyss

It is situated on the southern edge of the Jasovská Plateau. The cave reaches the length of 813 m and depth of 203 m. It was discovered by G. Stibrányi sr. in, cavers from Košice came to the abyss in 1986. The set of cascading abysses ends with horizontal passages. The waters from the Kunia Abyss penetrate through unknown spaces to the Skalistý potok Cave ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Háj
District: Košice-okolie
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Krásnohorská Cave

It is a spring cave with underground water course on the northern foothill of the Silická Plateau near the Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka village. The cave was discovered in 1964 by cavers from Rožňava led by Š. Roda,  who penetrated underground through the Buzgó spring. The length is 1,355 m.  A dominant stalagmite has 32,7 m with base diameter of 12 m .. Read more

Inaccessible for public

District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Ochtinská Aragonite Cave



It is located in the Ochtiná cryptokarst on the north-western slope of the Hrádok Hill in the Revúcka Highland between Jelšava and Štítnik. A unique natural phenomenon with rich and variety of aragonite fills and specific genesis of underground spaces. It is formed in a lens of Palaeozoic Devonian crystalline limestones situated amidst non-karst rocks – phyllites. A part of the limestones was hydrothermally metamorphosed to ankerites and siderites at the end of the Mesozoic period. Seepage atmospheric waters along the tectonic faults caused their weathering and origin of ochres ... Read more

Accessible for public

District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Obrovská Abyss

Is located on the Dolný vrch Plateau above Jablonov nad Turnou village. Corrosion-collapse shaft space reaches the depth of 100 m. The first descent to the
abyss was done by Hungarian cavers in 1959 ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Košice and surroundings - Abov (Košice a okolie - Abov)
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Snežná diera Abyss

It is situated on the Horný vrch Plateau in the national nature reserve Havrania skala, northerly from the upper part of the Zádielska Gorge. Crevasse-corrosion gravitationally widened underground fissure with the length of 100 m and depth of 25 m. There are smaller coatings of permanent ice fill at the end ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Bôrka
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Zvonivá diera (Zvonivá jama) Abyss

Corrosive-collapse abyss in the central part of the Plešivská Plateau 101 m deep. It opens to the underground dome with adjacent horizontal passages 220 m long. There are pagoda stalagmites more than 10 m high in the abyss with the highest one of 26 m. Abyss opening is known for a long time. The first descends date back to 1875 and 1882 ... Read more

Inaccessible for public

Municipality: Plešivec
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
National Park: Slovak Karst

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Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

in National Park Poloniny in Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy) and Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area in Vihorlat Mountains (Vihorlatské vrchy)



Havešová



Havešová National Wildlife in National Park Poloniny in Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy). Havešová primeval forest is located in the administrative area of municipalities Stakčínska Roztoka and Kalná Roztoka in district Snina ... Read more

Municipalities: Stakčínska Roztoka, Kalná Roztoka
District: Snina
Region: Region Presov (Prešovský Region)
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Mountains: Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy)

Rožok

Rožok is a small National Nature Reserve, which is located in eastern Slovakia in Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy). It includes a forest with primeval character and there are mainly oaks. Reservation falls within the Poloniny National Park ... Read more

Municipality: Uličské Krivé
District: Snina
Region: Region Presov (Prešovský Region)
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Mountains: Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy)

Stužica

Stužica National Wildlife, original carpathian forest, which lies in a deep valley around Stužickej River on the border of Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine
in Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy) - in the Poloniny National Park - near the easternmost Slovak village Nova Sedlica ... Read more

Municipality: Nová Sedlica
District: Snina
Region: Region Presov (Prešovský Region)
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Mountains: Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy)

Vihorlat primaeval forest



Vihorlat primaeval forest is arae in Vihorlat Mountains (Vihorlatské vrchy) , which has been declared a site of World Natural Heritage. The reason was preserved beech forests with over 240 years old beech exemplars ... Read more

Region: Region Presov (Prešovský Region), Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Mountains: Vihorlat Mountains (Vihorlatské vrchy)


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