The Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave

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8,00 €

Children 6-15 years, Handicapped *1

4,00 €

Students, Seniors over 60 years *2

7,00 €

Photo-video without use of tripod *3

10,00 €

Extra entry *4

50,00 €

*1 - Children from 6 to 15 years; Handicapped over 15 years with a valid card

*2 - Students of full-time study - in the case of universities, upon validation, a valid study document indicating the period of validity for the current year; Persons over 60

*3 - Photo-Video - Photographing and short video footage without the use of a tripod can only take place during a cave tour, upon payment of the basic admission fee and the specified fee. They must not interfere with the fluency and safety of the cave's operation.

*4 - Exceptional entry can be made at the request of visitors, in agreement with the cave manager, only between the hours of regular entries, after paying the basic entrance fee and the specified fee. This must not interfere with the fluency of the cave.


Regular entry is made with a minimum of 4 people. Tickets are sold for 15 minutes. Before entering.

Input reservation is not performed. In the case of normal traffic, the entries are organized according to the time of the entry order, with increased traffic, the inputs are organized continuously at intervals according to the nature and current possibilities of the given cave operation, even in the time between regular entries according to the valid entry order.

Card payments are not possible.




1. 1.-14. 5.; 1. 10.-31. 12.


15. 5.-31. 5.; 1. 9.-30. 9.

9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 hrs

1. 6.-31. 8.

9.00; 10.00; 11.00; 12.00; 13.00; 14.0; 15.00; 16.00 hrs


Ing. Ľubomír Očkaik

049 71 Dobšinská Ľadová Jaskyňa

phone: +421 58 788 14 70

e-mail: dobslj@ssj.sk

web: http://www.ssj.sk/sk/jaskyna/6-dobsinska-ladova-jaskyna


The ice in the cave would stay all the year round.


The Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave ranks among the most valuable natural unique and beauty sites in Slovakia. As to its depth and length, the cave also ranks among the largest ice caves in the world. Its location allows its temperature to stay below the freezing point all year round, and this is the factor that has played a key role in creating its ice decoration over time. Ice is formed in the cave sections where the dropping cold air is piled up in the winter. The air cools the cave and maintains its temperature below the freezing point. Sufficient amount of ground water flow icing-up in the cave is also of importance. The total volume of ice in the cave is estimated at 110 thousand m3, which equals about two million full fuel tanks of standard cars. 

Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa Ice cave

The Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave is also associated with the silver screen and with one of the legendary movie fairy tales, Good for Nothing - the Bravest Knight

The Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave is also associated with the silver screen and with one of the legendary movie fairy tales, Good for Nothing - the Bravest Knight). It was shot in the Slovak - German co-production in the year 1982, directed by Martin Ťapák, on the motives of the Slovak folk fairy tale recorded by Pavol Dobšinský.

The walk up to the cave from the car park in the village of Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa ice cave takes about 25 minutes, during which one passes the elevation of 130 metres.

One may get to the entrance to the cave, called the Ice Hole, along a winding walkway with an elevation of 130 metres. The length of the cave sightseeing route is 515 metres with the elevation of 43 metres, and would take about half an hour. The differences in temperature between the outside environment and the interior of the cave, especially in the summer, pose a burden on the human body. Therefore, it is advisable to relax before entering the cave so that your body may acclimatize itself without any problems. The temperature in the iced parts of the cave moves within the range of -3.9° C up to -0.2° C. It is slightly warmer in the non-iced parts, just above the freezing point, from 0.8° C to 3.5° C.

Until the year 1946, the public was allowed ice skating in the cave.

This is the most visited cave of the Košice region.

Eugen Ruffínyi, the Royal Mining Councillor, penetrated in the lower parts of the cave for the first time in June 1870, and the very next year it was made accessible to the public. In the year 1890, a concert was being performed in the Large Hall in honour of Charles Ludwig of Habsburg. 

It is one of the first caves in Europe with electric lighting – it has been installed since 1887.



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