Vjetrenica cave What to visit in Mostar
The "wind cave" in Herzegovina
The impressive main channel of the cave Vjetrenica cuts 2,5 km deep into the earth. Among many archaeological findings there are also remains of cave bears and leopards.
The cave drawings are estimated to be 10.000 years old. The cave also holds many small lakes, where numerous endemic species have found their home. 200 different animal species have been found.
Bones of pre-historic animals have been found in the cave. Cave bear and a complete skeleton of a leopard. Human traces are mainly from the middle ages where there are characteristic paintings similar to those that can be seen on the old grave stones.
By its biodiversity it is among the first caves in the world. Bring a sweater or a jacket. The temperature in the cave is only 11 centi degrees, so it is cool in summer and warm in winter. And wear some good shoes. The path you walk on may be slippery from water.
Vjetrenica is now on UNESCO’s list of protected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Length : 2500 meters
- Galleries and canals: 6500
- Species registered in the cave: More than 200