The Koněprusy Caves in central Bohemia in the vicinity of Karlstejn and Krivoklat castles in the heart of the Český kras protected landscape area that is full of picturesque retreats and natural rock formations, are located only 30 km from Prague and present therefore an ideal destination for a family trip. The Koněprusy Caves were made accessible to the general public in 1959 and offer visitors a one-hour tour of two cave floors that were formed by water activity in calcite rocks, some of which are as old as 410 million years. The tour of the caves will take you through passageways and several domes with stalactite and stalagmite decorations and end on the top floor where a secret workshop of money forgers was located in the 15th century. On the tour you will walk some 600 meters (the total length of the caves exceeds 2 km) and you will climb 500 steps. Eight stops will be made during which the guide will present you with a detailed presentation. The caves are unique among other things also because of paleontological findings mapping the development of nature in the last 1.5 million years. Do not miss also the closest vicinity of the caves; from the hillock above the caves there is a beautiful view of the western part of Český kras, while in the neighboring abandoned quarries you can find fossils of Paleozoic animals. If you go to the caves by train, take the yellow trail from the Králův Dvůr – Popovice Train Station that will lead you to the caves.
Address: +420 311 622 405, www.caves.cz
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