We have already showed you pictures of the Kungur Ice Cave. It is cloaked with legends which is actually easy to understand judging from the mysterious atmosphere inside. Let’s make a journey into the mysterious world once again.
The temperature inside the cave is always the same due to the heavy doors that are always closed.
In spite of the name there is not much ice in the cave. The ice is several thousand years old.
The sackcloth was left here by the first cave researchers.
The cave is the 7th largest cave in the European part of Russia.
The cave is 5,5 km long and tourists can see only 1,5 km of it. The other part of the cave is closed and used by scientists.
People of the Stone Age knew about the cave but with time the knowledge was lost. In the 17th century a village was built next to the place.
Nobody remembers who rediscovered the cave.
According to one of the legends related to the cave, two speleologists examined the place when one of them broke his leg. The second went to the surface for help but never came back. Now it is said that the caver with the broken leg can be still met in the long dark corridors. He never lets those who betrayed his or her friends go to the surface.
‘Turn right and you’ll find Atlantis. Turn left and you’ll see the lakes. The Spirit of the Cave who guards the beauty of the Underground world will show you the way!’
Be careful as stones fall from the ceiling of the cave from time to time.
Names of researchers of the Cave.
Here letters for Santa Clause can be left and he will make your dream come true.
And don’t forget to but souvenirs when you leave the cave. A lot of them are available at the entrance.