Description of place
This cave was formed by natural gravitational processes in the limestone massif below Dr Hrstka’s chalet. The tunnels in this type of cave are narrow, tall and regularly shaped. At a depth of around 40 metres below ground, small stalagmites and stalactites can be seen. With a depth of 51 metres, this is the second deepest fissure cave in the Czech Republic (after Kněhyně at 57.5 metres).
The cave was found when digging the foundations for Dr Hrstka’s chalet on 20 November 1924. It was named in honour of the Czech writer and patriot Dr František Sláma, whose stories and novels set in Štramberk often feature the mysterious network of tunnels and caverns under the town’s castle.