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“fascinating ice”
Review of Dobsinska Ice Cave

Dobsinska Ice Cave
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Dobsina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Slovakia
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“fascinating ice”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have visited many caves, but Dobsina Ice Cave is really spectacular and also one of the most famous ice caves in the World. The highest number of visitors comes from Slovakia,...they are returning and coming back on regular basis... crazy? Not! I have visited Dobsina cave at least 5 times and always amazed by massive stalactites, stalagmites and ice.
The cave tour is very organized and has fixed departures during the day. The tour guides are knowledgeable and able to answer any question regarding cave formation and history.

The trip to the cave is fascinating, passing the forest and enjoying nice views is extra bonus to the trip.

Visited January 2012
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“Wear something warm”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We have been to a lot of caves, in the US and in other countries but none that advertised Ice. Although there is nothing really spectacular about the regular stalagmites and stalactites (unless you've never seen them) the ice is what is fascinating. The summer had been warmer than normal, they say, so the level of ice as lower but still pretty amazing. You have to pay extra for taking pictures so I did since I took my time but it looked like they really didn't care much when someone whipped out a little camera and used it. The walk to the mine entrance is up hill and easy, we did see some older folks having a bit of a struggle (it was after all about 32'C/90'F and about a 30 minute walk) Be aware you have to go on a tour and they are every hour or so, we missed it by about 10 minutes and had to wait. There is a little convenience store at the ticket booth so you can buy refreshments (at the top). I read somewhere that it was hard to find (the trail to the cave) but found it easy. Go. Its worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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“Like nothing I've ever seen before...”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

It's worth the trip! The ice cave looks like something out of a fairy tale. You have to walk up a hill (it's not difficult, even for an inexperienced walker) so I'd recommend you take good shoes. It is surrounded by lovely forests and countryside, and there are a few restaurants at the foot of the hill, so you can spend a good half day there, if you wish. As the name suggests, it's cold, so take a sweater!

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful Cave”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you are in the area of this cave, you should visit it.
It is a beautiful natural phenomenon.
The walk to the entrance takes around 30 minutes from the parking place, so take care of that.

There is no english guide, but the billboards on the road from the parking place to the entrance learns you enough to understand how this ice cave "works".
When you want to take pictures, there is also an extra fee of 10,- euro per person.

Visited July 2012
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