Dobšiná Ice Cave World Heritage Site

Cave in Slovakia

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Dobšiná Ice Cave
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Dobsinska ladova cave.jpg
LocationRožňava District, Slovakia
Part ofCaves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
CriteriaNatural: (viii)
Reference725ter-007
Inscription1995 (19th session)
Extensions2000, 2008
Area600 ha (1,500 acres)
Buffer zone19,763 ha (48,840 acres)
Coordinates48°52′19″N 20°17′41″E / 48.87194°N 20.29472°E / 48.87194; 20.29472Coordinates: 48°52′19″N 20°17′41″E / 48.87194°N 20.29472°E / 48.87194; 20.29472
Dobšiná Ice Cave is located in Slovakia
Dobšiná Ice Cave
Location of Dobšiná Ice Cave in Slovakia

Dobšiná Ice Cave[1][2][3] (Slovak: Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa; Hungarian: Dobsinai-jégbarlang) is an ice cave in Slovakia, near the mining town of Dobšiná in the Slovak Paradise. Since 2000 it has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a part of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst site.

Famous visitors to the ice cave have been Prince August von Sachsen Gotha and his wife (1872), Ferdinand de Lesseps (constructor of the Suez Channel) and a party of French writers (1884), Bulgarian Czar Ferdinand I (1890), and the polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1900).

Entrance to Dobšiná Ice Cave
  1. ^ Ford, Derek; Williams, Paul D. (2013). Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  2. ^ Talalay, Pavel G. (2016). Mechanical Ice Drilling Technology. Singapore: Springer. p. 120.
  3. ^ Strhan, Milan; Daniel, David P. (1994). Slovakia and the Slovaks: A Concise Encyclopedia. Bratislava: Encyclopedical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. p. 148.

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