Dobšinská is a really small village. I think the population is just some hundreds. Walking down the street I didn’t see any villagers.
It took 10 minutes from the station to the Dobšinská Ice Cave starting. The cave is located on a hillside.
I had to climb up 30 minutes to the Ice Cave. I didn’t come here climbing mountain.
Dobšinská Ice Cave is an ice cave in Slovakia, since 2000 it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list as a part of Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst site.
The cave was discovered 1870 by a royal mining engineer, though the entrance was known from time immemorial by shepherds and hunters as Cold Hole.
The cave floor descends from the entrance which faces North; this results in rapid cooling of the cave in winter as cold air can fall down. On the other hand, the interior is quite protected from the warm environment in summer.
The annual temperature average stays around 0°C. The cave iced up, as this cycle repeated for many centuries. The age of the cave is estimated at approximately 250,000 years.
After the ice cave, I got some cards at a souvenir shop and left.
Walking down the street, I thought this village is peaceful and relaxed. I would like to live in this village.