Only a short walk from the Smolenice castle, in the picturesque Little Carpathians, lies a charming underground world full of peculiar stalactites and atmospheric ponds.
Driny Cave is a complex of narrow rifted passages and small halls with lovely stalactite decoration. Typical here are flowstone curtains with indented facing.
Tour is 450 m long and takes about half an hour. The ascent is eased with about 150 stairs.
We'll find nearly a panoramic view of Little Carpathians on the hill above the cave.
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|Summer season (1.6. - 31.8.)||Tuesday - Sunday||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00|
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Entry fee for an adult is 5 €. If you want to take pictures, prepare extra 7 €.
How to get there
The cave is located near the Jahodnik holiday resort. There is also the nearest parking lot, as we are in a protected area. From there it is about 1 km along the forest road with an elevation of 100 m, which takes about 20 min.
One can hike here from Smolenice castle too: follow the blue trail, at the crossroads above the Zidova dolina join the yellow.