Kick off your summer holiday with a concert in a cave

For fans of unique experiences, the Pružinská Dúpna Cave is offering not just a literal Open Day with artificial lighting and a guided tour but also a concert.

Pružinská Dúpna Jaskyňa cavePružinská Dúpna Jaskyňa cave (Source: Courtesy of the Speleological Club Strážovské vrchy-JKSV)

The Strážovské Vrchy Speleological Club– located in the hills of the same name – strives to popularise the caves amongst the wider public and its members offer their services a few times a year. Some of their activities are becoming ever more popular, and the Zelená Modrá / the Green Blue event is taking place for the 8th time.

What is on offer

The weekend marking the break between June and July starts with a night spent in a tent at an improvised camp on the football playground in Čelkova Lehota in western Slovakia.

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Those who arrive on June 29 can be accommodated there and the next day they can join the Čelkovská Desiatka event: the hiking/cycling/speleological day that includes a 10-kilometre trip, a visit to the Kortmanka cave, country music, mutton goulash made according to an original Mongolian recipe, food from the kiosks and a lot of entertainment.

Pružinská Dúpna jaskyňa / Cave

On the first day of July, the Strážovské Vrchy Speleological Club informs, the event continues with a guided tour to the Pružinská Dúpna Cave where the Open Day will culminate in a concert of choir music.

On Saturday, the programme starts at 9:00 and on Sunday at 10:00.

Despite the festive occasion, the dress code is not very strict and visitors are encouraged to wear functional outdoor clothes and especially hiking shoes, as both the audience and the musicians will have to climb several hundred metres to reach the venue.

More information can be found at sss.sk/zelena-modra-2018-8-rocnik/.

The cave was revived by speleologists seven years ago, and since then, concerts are occasionally held there.

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The cave can also be visited outside of these events, but booking in advance is necessary, as it is not open at all times because of paleontological research conducted in the cave. Visits are available between May and October depending on reservations. The contacts are 0042142/4321-064, 00421/905-488-028, or e-mail: bohuslav.kortman@speleostrazov.sk.

The cave is the most well-known in Strážovské Vrchy and one of the oldest in Slovakia, the povazska.dnes24.sk website wrote. “The cave has special acoustics and can easily hold 500 people,” Bohuslav Kortman said.

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