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Na Pomezí Caves

Guided Tours


  • 45 min / Tour duration
  • 350 m / Tour lenght
  • 5-9°C / Air temperature


The area of the caves with the administrative building is situated close to the road under the Na Pomezí saddle, towards the village of Vápenná. When entering the underground, you will follow an artificial tunnel coming into the first natural space of the cave system. Ledový dóm (Ice Dome) took its name after the several-metres-high sinter coating on the wall, which resembles a frozen waterfall. The shapes on the ceiling evoke a relief map of mountains. At the lowest level of this space steeply falling down you can see the highest column called the Light House. The corridor then continues with a short detour to the Weeping-Willow Dome. Also here you can admire the parable in the stalactite and stalagmite decoration with the dominant Weeping Willow feature “growing” at the edge of the sinter lake. There are several artificially installed stalactites and stalagmites that were transferred here from the places where they stood in the way at the times when the cave was made accessible. Their names are the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Praděd Mountain and Turkish Cemetery. The fissure behind the Turkish Cemetery leads into the caves that are not accessible. They are called the May Caves since they were discovered in May 1953. Then the corridor with the ceiling trough modelled by erosion leads from the Weeping Willow past beautiful gours called Roman Bath and an impressively illuminated sinter curtain into the White Dome. Its walls are decorated with sinter coatings and snowy-white stalactites hang in ceiling parts. Several formations are named after the things they resemble – e.g. Indian Pagoda, Elephant Ear, Wasps’ Nest or Sleeping Owl. The next big space is the Royal Dome. It is 25 metres high and was created by a breakdown of the ceilings of two floors of the cave; giant boulder blocks show evidence of this event. The upper floor is not open to the public – it is a wintering place for bats and horseshoe bats. The corridor Canal Corridor leads from the Royal Dome. During floods the bottom of the corridor used to be flooded. There are also several nice quiet corners here, e.g. Treasury or an unusual shaped stalactite named Petrified Heart. The cave route then leads up past the fissure shaft called the Hell to the Pulpit Dome. The symbol of the caves, the Petrified Dog, awaits you here. It is a sinter formation formed on a piece of wood flushed down to the underground in ancient times. Other stalactite, stalagmite and sinter formations here inspire the human imagination too. Such as Baldachin,Eskimo in a Kayak or a formation that resembles a woman with a child in her arms. The last stop on the available route is the Mud Dome. Here the visitors are acquainted with the history of the discovery of the Na Pomezí Caves, because this is the place where the first explorers entered the cave in 1949. In the nearby hall an old signature saying “Kurt Höhle” was also discovered on the wall.