The 15th century secret workshop of money forgers.
Order Tour Code: C SW2
This massive cave complex is formed from
400 million year old Devonian limestone, and
consists of three levels 70 meters underground
and spread out over 2 kilometers. The top
level of the caves housed a secret workshop of
currency forgers in the 15th century. Our tour
takes in over half a kilometer of the site. It is
closed in winter.
4 HOUR ROUND TRIP
We recommend this tour in combination with seeing
Karlstejn castle ,
Krivoklat castle or Plzen - Pilsner Urquell brewery and beer museum .
The caves are situated in Central Bohemia, 7 km South of Beroun, in the middle of the nature reserve of Czech Karst, not far from castles of Krivoklat and Karlstejn. The caves were discovered in 1950 and made accessible for the public in 1959.
The caves are developed in 400 milion years old Devonian limestones, consist of three levels to be found 70 m under the ground-level and over 2 km long. The accessilbe part is 590 m long and sightseeing tour lasts one hour.
The top level housed a 15th century secret workshop of money forgers. The cave can boast of unique opal-bearing decorations, as well as numerous paleonthological exavations, documenting the history of earth Nature of the past 1,5 milion years.
SW from Prague, 1 hour to drive
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