Sunday, May 8, 2011

Driny, Slovakia

Well, as I had promised at the beginning of this year, that I would try to cover older postcards as well, after the 2009 Mexican one, here we have one from Slovakia, received in 2008.

the card shows the Driny limestone cave in West Slovakia in the Little Carpathians Mountains. Its entrance altitude is 399 m. The first attempt to enter the cave was made by Prussian soldiers, who were camping nearby during the Austro-Prussian War. It was finally explored in 1929, and in 1934 the first 175 meter route was opened. In 1950 other parts of the cave were explored and in 1959, the cave was reopened. The cave was declared a nature monument in 1968 and became part of the newly designated Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area in 1976.
Today, from the total explored length of 636 m, 550 m are open to the public.

Rather interesting place....and ive been having this desire for a long while to visit Bratislava....so I guess I should try and embed this in my route too, coz it definitely seems as more than worth seeing it.

Well, thank you all for reading again and I would like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all celebrating it this weekend....here we had Mother's Day on 8 March....

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