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Radochowska Cave



The Radochowska cave is situated on the southern slope of Mount Bzowiec which reaches a height of 697 metres above sea level. It was created as a result of marble, crystalline limestone, being dissolved by water.



FEATURES, ORIGINS, VALUES AND LEGAL PROTECTION
The cave had already been entered in the 18th century. It was the largest cavern in the Sudety until the discovery of the Bear Cave in Kletno. The total length of the cave is about 500m. Like in the Bear Cave, there are examples here of draperies, cascades, stalactites and stalagmites as well as other types of cave formations, however they are much less impressive. The Radochowska cave was open to everyone for many years, pseudo-tourists made it their own. Before World War II the cave had a caretaker. From 1933 it was looked after by Henryk Perigrin, a former miner with Ladek Zdroj. With tourists in mind, he opened up other corridors and chambers by removing thick layers of sediment. What he discovered he exhibited in a small museum just outside the cave. This building is now in ruins as it burned down in the 1960’s. The cave has currently two entrances which are located about 16 metres above the valley floor. The entire cave is protected as an inanimate monument of nature.

TOUR ORGANISER
The Municipal Council Ladek Zdroj
57-540 Ladek Zdroj, Rynek 31
Switchboard: +48 74 811 78 50
e-mail: umig@ladek.pl
http://www.ladek.pl/

Centre for Culture and Recreation
Ladek Zdroj, Plac Staromlynski 5
Tel +48 74 814 65 62
ckir@ladek.pl; promocja@ladek.pl
Telephone for guides: +48 502 147 701 or +48 511 125 499 or +48 663 382 682

ACCESSIBILITY OF FACILITIES BY VISITORS
The cave can be visited daily, except Tuesdays, from 01 May to 30 October between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00.
Tour length is about 240m.
A helmet and a torch are required.
Duration of the tour is about 40 minutes.
The temperature inside is about 8° C and humidity is between 90% and 98%.
The route is not electrically illuminated.
The cave is not suitable for people with physical disabilities.
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.
Sightseeing only if accompanied with a guide

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Radochów
Provincia: DOLNOŚLĄSKIE
Latitudine e longitudine: 50.358611,16.819167
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