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Caves

Caves are an interesting natural phenomena to visit and many are open to the public throughout Europe. Some are know for their size others for the beauty and some that contain archaeological importance. Primitive people made use of caves for shelter and there are caves in France and Spain where they left petroglyphs on the walls. Fossils of early humans have been found in these caves helping scientist to understand the existence of early humans.

Caves can created by different forces in natural like wind and water erosion, sea waves, glaciers, dissolving minerals, falling boulders, landslides and lava tubes through volcanic activity.

The following is a list of caves one can visit while traveling throughout Europe.

🇦🇹 Austria

Drachenhöhle
Eisriesenwelt
Gudenus cave
Lamprechtsofen
Lurgrotte
Salzofen cave
Schwarzmooskogel Cave System
Seegrotte
Spannagel Cave
Steinbrücken Cave
Tischofer Cave
Traungold Cave
Unicorn Cave

🇧🇪 Belgium

Caves of Han-sur-Lesse
Caves of Hotton
Goyet Caves
Grotte de Rosée
Neptune Caves
Naulette
Scladina
Spy Cave
Trou de l’Abîme

🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Badanj Cave
Vjetrenica

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Bacho Kiro Cave
Devetashka cave
Kozarnika
Ledenika
Magura Cave
Orlova Chuka
Devil’s Throat Cave
Prohodna
Saeva dupka
Snezhanka Cave
Uhlovitsa
Yagodinska cave

🇭🇷 Croatia

Amfora Pit
Baredine Cave
Biserujka
Blue Grotto
Caves of Barać
Drakonjina špilja
Grabovača
Grapčeva cave
Jazovka
Red Lake
Vela Spila
Velebit caves
Vindija Cave
Vrtare Male

🇨🇿 Czechia

Amatérská Cave
Býčí skála
Hranice Abyss
Klácelka
Koněprusy Caves
Kůlna Cave
Macocha Gorge in the Punkva Caves
Mladeč caves
Moravian Karst
Punkva Caves
Šipka
Zbrašov aragonite caves

🇩🇰 Denmark

Sorte Gryde
Sorte Ovn
Våde Ovn

🇫🇮 Finland

Halonen Cave
Wolf Cave

🇫🇷 France

Aven Armand
Aven d’Orgnac
Caverne du Pont-d’Arc
Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure
Caves of Gargas
Chauvet Cave
Bournillon cave
Réseau de la Dent de Crolles
Font-de-Gaume
Gouffre Berger
Grotte des Demoiselles
Grottes du Cerdon
Grottes Pétrifiantes de Savonnières
Grottes de Presque
Jean Bernard System
La Mansonnière cave
La Verna cave
Lascaux Cave
Les Combarelles
Niaux Cave
Padirac Cave
Pech Merle
Rouffignac Cave
Vercors Cave System
Villars Cave

🇩🇪 Germany

Aachtopf
Atta Cave
Balve Cave
Barbarossa Cave
Baumann’s Cave
Bing Cave
Blauhöhle
Blautopf
Brillenhöhle
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
Daneil’s Cave
Das verfluchte Jungfernloch
Dechen Cave
Devil’s Cave
Easter Cave
Eberstadt Stalactite Cave
Erdmanns Cave
Geissenklösterle
Heimkehle
Hermann’s Cave
Hohler Fels
Hohlenstein-Stadel
Iberg Dripstone Cave
Kleine Feldhofer Grotte
Lichtenstein Cave
Ofnet Caves
Riesending cave
Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes
Schellenberg Ice Cave
Sirgenstein Cave
Unicorn Cave
Vogelherd Cave
Volkmarskeller
Weingartenloch
Wimsener Höhle

🇬🇮 Gibraltar

Gorham’s Cave
Ibex Cave
Martin’s Cave
St. Michael’s Cave
Vanguard Cave

🇬🇷 Greece

Alepotrypa cave
Apidima Cave
Arkaliospilio
Arkoudiotissa Cave
Blue Cave
Cave of Euripides
Cave of the Lakes
Corycian Cave
Davelis Cave
Dersios sinkhole
Doxa
Eileithyia Cave
Franchthi Cave
Gourgouthakas
Kleidi Cave
Megalakkos
Ossa cave
Petralona Cave
Phyle Cave
Propantes
Sacred caves of Crete
Stravomyti
Sykia (Voula)
Theopetra cave
Vari Cave

🇭🇺 Hungary

Aggtelek Karst
Anna Cave
Baradla-Domica Cave System
Cave Bath
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Gellért Hill Cave
István Cave
Molnár János Cave
Rákóczi Cave
Szelim cave

🇮🇸 Iceland

Búri
The Caves of Ægissíða
Grjótagjá
Hellnahellir
Kverkfjöll
Landmannahellir
Surtshellir
Víðgelmir

🇮🇪 Ireland

Aillwee Cave
Caves of Kesh
Cloyne Cave
Crag Cave
Doolin Cave
Dunmore Caves
Fintan’s Grave
Kelly’s Cave
Killavullen Caves
Marble Arch Caves
Mitchelstown Caves
Noon’s Hole
Pollatoomary
Pollnagollum
Shannon Cave
St Patrick’s Purgatory

🇮🇹 Italy

Abisso Bonetti
Arene Candide
Blue Grotto
Borgio Verezzi Caves
Castelcivita Caves
Castellana Caves
Cave of Dogs
Coreca Caves
Deer Cave
Duino Mithraeum
Ear of Dionysius
Frasassi Caves
Grotta Bianca
Grotta del Castiglione
Grotta del Cavallo
Grotta del Cavallone
Grotta del Pisco
Grotta dell’Addaura
Grotta dell’Arco
Grotta dell’Arsenale
Grotta dell’Artiglieria
Grotta delle Felci
Grotta dello Smeraldo
Grotta di Ispinigoli
Grotta di Matromania
Grotte di Pilato
Grotta Gigante
Grotta Regina del Carso
Grotta Verde
Monte Kronio
Neptune’s Grotto
Nereo Cave
Paglicci Cave
Pastena Caves
Pertosa Caves
Romito Cave
Toirano Caves

🇽🇰 Kosovo

Marble Cave

🇱🇻 Latvia

Gutmanis Cave
Liv Sacrifice Caves

🇲🇹 Malta

Blue Grotto
Ghar Dalam
Għar ix-Xiħ
Ghar Lapsi
Ninu’s Cave
Ras id-Dawwara

🇲🇰 North Macedonia

Alilica

🇳🇴 Norway

Greftkjelen
Greftsprekka
Grønligrotta
Jarlshola
Jordbrugrotta
Larshullet
Oskola-Kristihola
Radiohola
Raggejavreraige
Setergrotta
Svarthola
Tjoarvekrajgge
Trollkirka

🇵🇱 Poland

Bańdzioch Kominiarski
Jaskinia Czarna
Jaskinia Kozia
Jaskinia Miętusia
Jaskinia Mylna
Jaskinia Niedźwiedzia
Jaskinia Raj
Jaskinia Wielka Śnieżna
Paradise Cave
Ptasia Studnia
Smocza Jama
Śnieżna Studnia

🇵🇹 Portugal

Almonda Cave
Cave of Aroeira
Cave of Pedra Furada
Cave of Pego do Diabo
Cave of Salemas
Escoural Cave
Torres Cave
Moinhos Velhos Cave
São Vicente Caves
Furnas do Cavalum
Mira de Aire Caves

🇷🇴 Romania

Bears’ Cave
Coliboaia Cave
Cuciulat Cave
Movile Cave
Peștera cu Oase
Peștera Muierilor
Peștera Vântului
Scărișoara Cave
Tăușoare-Zalion Reserve
Topolnița Cave

🇷🇸 Serbia

Brežđe
Cave Church
Cerje Cave
Degurić Cave
Hadži-Prodan’s Cave
Kađenica
Lazareva Pećina
Pešturina
Petnica Cave
Potpeć Cave
Rajkova cave
Resava Cave
Risovača Cave
Stopića cave

🇸🇰 Slovakia

Belianska Cave
Bystrianska Cave
Demänovská Cave of Liberty
Demänovská Ice Cave
Dobšiná Ice Cave
Domica Cave
Driny
Gombasek Cave
Harmanecká Cave
Jasovská Cave
Krásnohorská Cave
Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
Važecká Cave

🇸🇮 Slovenia

Cross Cave
Divje Babe
Hell Cave
Krka Cave
Planina Cave
Postojna Cave
Potok Cave
Škocjan Caves
System Migovec
Vilenica Cave
Vrtoglavica
Weaver Cave

🇪🇸 Spain

Altamira
Armintxe Cave
Canelobre Caves
Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
Cave of Chufín
Cave of El Castillo
Cave of El Soplao
Cave of La Pasiega
Cave of Niño
Cave of the Barranc del Migdia
Cave of Valporquero
Caves in Cantabria
Caves of King Cintolo
Caves of Nerja
Caves of Valeron
Coves dels Hams
Cueva de la Fuente
Cueva de la Pileta
Cueva de los Casares
Cueva de los Murciélagos
Cueva de los Verdes
Cueva de Montesinos
Cueva del Viento
Cuevas de El Castillo
Cuevas de la Araña
Cuevas de Sorbas
Cuevas del Drach
Four Doors cave site
Fuentemolinos cave
Grotte Casteret
Gruta de las Maravillas
Las Caldas cave
Ojo Guareña
Ordesa Cascada
Painted Cave
Praileaitz Cave
Santa Cueva de Covadonga
Santuario de la Cueva Santa
Sidrón Cave
Tito Bustillo Cave

🇸🇪 Sweden

Coral Cave
Hoverbergsgrottan
Lummelunda Cave

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Grotte aux Fées
Hölloch
Saint-Léonard underground lake
Siebenhengste-Hohgant-Höhle
St. Beatus Caves
Wildkirchli

🇹🇷 Turkey

Akhayat sinkhole
Ayvaini Cave
Ballıca Cave
Belbaşı
Beldibi Cave
Buzluk
Cave dwellings of Ahlat
Çayırköy Cave
Cehennem Cave
Cehennemağzı Cave
Cennet Cave
Cumayanı Cave
Damlataş Cave
Derebucak Çamlık Caves
Dupnisa Cave
Erçek Cave
Egma Sinkhole
Gilindire Cave
Gökgöl Cave
Ilıksu Cave
İnağzı Cave
Inkaya Cave
İnsuyu Cave
Karaca Cave
Karain Cave
Kızılelma Cave
Kocain Cave
Nimara Cave
Oylat Cave
Pınargözü Cave
Sofular Cave
Tilkiler Cave
Yarımburgaz Cave
Yenesu Cave
Zeytintaşı Cave

🇺🇦 Ukriane

Atlantida
Near Caves
Odessa Catacombs
Optymistychna
Priest’s Grotto
Vyalova cave

🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England

Alum Pot
Aquamole Pot
Aveline’s Hole
Badger Pot
Bakers pit
Bar Pot
Blue John Cavern
Boho Caves
Boxhead Pot
Charterhouse Cave
Chislehurst Caves
Clearwell Caves
Cox’s cave
Crackpot Cave
Creswell Crags
Crystal Cave
Death’s Head Hole
Disappointment Pot
Dog Hole Cave
Ease Gill Caverns
Eastwater Cavern
Eden Sike Cave
Excalibur Pot
Father Foote’s Cave
Flood Entrance Pot
Gaping Gill
Gavel Pot
GB Cave
Giant’s Hole
Goatchurch Cavern
Gough’s Cave
Great Douk Cave
Great Masson Cavern
Great Rutland Cavern
Heathery Burn Cave
Ingleborough Cave
Jib Tunnel
Juniper Gulf
Kent’s Cavern
Kirkdale Cave
La Cotte de St Brelade
Lamb Leer
Langcliffe Pot
Long Churn Cave
Long Drop Cave
Longwood Swallet
Lost John’s Cave
Lost Pot
Manor Farm Swallet
Marble Arch Caves
Mossdale Caverns
Mother Ludlam’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Nidderdale Caves
Noon’s Hole
Oxlow Cavern
Pate Hole
Peak Cavern
Pen Park Hole
Pierre’s Pot
Poole’s Cavern
Portbraddon Cave
Pridhamsleigh Cavern
Rat Hole
Reed’s Cave
Reservoir Hole
Rhino Rift
Rowten Pot
Rumbling Hole
Ryedale Windypits
Shannon Cave
Shatter Cave
Short Drop Cave
Sidcot Swallet
Simpson Pot
Skirwith Cave
Slaughter Stream Cave
Speedwell Cavern
St Cuthbert’s Swallet
Stoke Lane Slocker
Stream Passage Pot
Stump Cross Caverns
Swildon’s Hole
Swinsto Cave
Thor’s Cave
Three Counties System
Thrupe Lane Swallet
Titan
Treak Cliff Cavern
Upper Flood Swallet
Weathercote Cave
White Scar Caves
Wookey Hole Caves
Yordas Cave

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Cleeves Cove cave
Fingal’s Cave
Smoo Cave
Uamh an Claonaite

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Cathole Cave
Dan yr Ogof
Ogof Agen Allwedd
Ogof Craig a Ffynnon
Ogof Draenen
Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
Ogof Hen Ffynhonnau
Ogof Hesp Alyn
Ogof Llyn Parc
Ogof y Daren Cilau
Otter Hole
Porth Yr Ogof