Caves

Europe

Apuanische Alpen (Italien)

Middle Italy - Toscana.There are the Alpi Apuane.Not only that the area is simply beautiful, but it is here also some the deepest and lägsten caves of Italy.
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Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)

The Ardeche and the adjacent departement Gard in Southern France are surely an almost inexhaustible area for caving! Everyone has surely heard names such as Grottes de St.
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Chartreuse (Savoie / Isere)

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Deutschland (außerhalb von Bayern)

Beside the Fränkische Schweiz, the Schwäbische Alb (Swabian lime plateau) is the second huge non-alpine karst area in Germany.Most of the caves are relatively small.
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Fränkische Schweiz / Hersbrucker Schweiz (Bayern)

The Fränkische Schweiz is the largest karst area in Bavaria beside the alps.Most of the caves are developed in dolomite - and therfore small and often narrow.But: one cane find some nice caves with beautiful formations.
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Kantabrien / Cantabria (Spanien)

Exactly in the middle in the north of the Iberian Peninsula is the autonomous Spanish region of Cantabria (Cantabria).It is not really a tourist stronghold and also not at all south Mediterranean in terms of climate - but: Atlantic.
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Klassischer Karst (Slowenien)

The Classical Karst, that is: the region giving its name to that geologically form! Of course, Slovenia and the Triest region is a must for every serious caver.Like so many did before, we made the trip over the alps in the Land of caves.
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Les Grandes Causses - Lozere, Aveyron (Frankreich)

The "Grandes Causses": enormous lime plateaus in the central South of France - northwesterly of the Cevennes.The land is quiet - nearly dehumanized, thinly settled and beautiful.The plateaus are cut in parts by deep rivers like the "Tarn".
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Mallorca

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Midi - Herault, Aude, Pyrenées (Frankreich)

The south of France or Midi is considered as being the biggest wineyard on the world.As this fact counts not enough for a visit - this area is like a sponge.Numerous caves can be found under the huge lime plateaus and small hills.
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Nördliche Kalkalpen - Ost (Österreich)

The eastern part of the northern limestone alps consists of the parts between Salzburg and Vienna.Most of the largest high alpine karst-plateaus in europe are located in this area.The largest ones are the Tote Gebirge (dead mountains), the Dachstein and the Tennengebirge.
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Nördliche Kalkalpen - West (Bayern, Österreich)

Most of the caves to be found in the eastern alps are located in the Nördliche Kalkalpen (northern lime-alps) in Bavaria, Salzburg and Upper Austria.The western part containes the areas westwards from Salzburg.
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Sardinien

Sardinia! A dream of an island within the mediterranean sea.More a small continent rather than an island.The "standard"tourist considers more about spectacular beaches at the Costa Smeralda in the northern part of Sardinia.
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Schweiz

Switzerland.An island with many mountains.In the middle of Europe and yet somehow the only foreign country that still exists in Europe (maybe beside UK).
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Triester Karst (Italien)

The karst of Trieste is actually a part of the "classical Karst", which actually consits Italian part and the larger part in Slovenia.Like so often in history, the state-boerders are not reflecting the natural or geographical situation.
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Vercors - Frankreich (Isére, Drôme)

The Vercors region is located in the south-west of Grenoble and should be visited by each speleologue once in the livetime! History was written here with the first -1000 cave (Gouffre Berger) in the world.
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North America

Kuba / Cuba

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Oceania

Neuseeland

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Asia

Thailand

Thailand: Most tourists probably think of tropical paradise islands, food or Bangkok.But not caves.And yet, large parts of Thailand are tropical karst.Cone karst.Similar to Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia or Southern China.
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