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The Grotto in Zielona Gora



The Zielona Gora Nature Reserve created close to the village Kusieta in 1953 includes limestone hills covered in deciduous forested and rocky scrub vegetation which conceal amongst its range an interesting cave rich in formations.


FEATURES, ORIGINS, VALUES AND LEGAL PROTECTION
The top of the hill is crowned with huge inselbergs made from Late Jurassic limestone rock. The old name of this hill is Gola Skala (Bare Rock), which suggests a lack of vegetation on it. Currently, the whole hill is covered mainly with deciduous trees.
In these inselbergs, close to a trail, there is a cave. Access to the interior is through a wide but low-ceilinged opening which leads to the first chamber which contains a large number of dripstone columns and flowstones adorning the walls. Due to the fact that these formations are made from fine crystalline calcite, this cave did not share the same fate of other caverns in the region, which were destroyed by calcite hunters called “szpaciarze”. The cave is located in the Zielona Gora Nature Reserve.

TOUR ORGANISER
Olsztyn Municipal Office
Plac Marshal Jozef Pilsudski 10
42-256 Olsztyn
Tel: +48 34 328 50 76 or +48 34 328 50 77
e-mail: sekretariat@olsztyn.ug.gov.pl
www.olsztyn.ug.gov.pl

Jura Tourist Information
Tourist Information Point
" OL-TUR-2 "
Boguslaw Bednarek
Ul Zamkowa 13
42-256 Olsztyn
Mobile: +48 663 770 833

ACCESSIBILITY OF FACILITIES BY VISITORS
Trail length is about 100m.
Tour takes about 20 minutes.
The internal temperature is about 9° C and humidity is about 90%.
The route is not electrically illuminated.
The cave is not suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Sightseeing is unaccompanied
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.
Visitors to the cave should carry a torch.

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42-256 Kusięta
Provincia: ŚLĄSKIE
Latitudine e longitudine: 50.7770698047515,19.2377471923828
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