Explore the wonders of underground world of Cave Veternica
Meet the Neanderthals, first settlers of Zagreb area
Enjoy the fresh air and nature of Medvednica Park of Nature
Veternica cave is located in southwest part of Medvednica mountain (Park Of Nature), above village Gornji Stenjevec. It is protected as a geomorphologic monument of nature since 1979.
On our visit of Veternica, we will have the opportunity to see beautiful cave ornaments, we will talk about the prehistoric Neanderthal settlements in the cave and have the opportunity to learn about the cave’s fauna, with bats being one of the main inhabitants of the cave.
Meet with your tourleader at Zagreb main square and public transport to Gornji Stenjevec village
NOTE: possibility of private transfer with supplement
20 min hike to the entrance to the cave
Meet with the guide and basic explanations
Guided visit of the cave (approximately 1h; English speaking; for other languages, please contact our office)
Return to Gornji Stenjevec and public transport back to center of Zagreb (or your accommodation), where we will be just in time for lunch
On request, any day in the period 01.05.-01.10. (previous reservation via e-mail or phone required).
Price: 23,00 € per person
Minimum number of participants: 2
Sturdy walking shoes are recommended / day pack with 1 litre of water and some snacks / fleece or something warm to wear (the temperature in the cave is 6-7 °C) and camera.
If you are interested in a whole day adventure in Veternica and Park of Nature Medvednica, check out our CAVES, FORRESTS and MOUNTAIN PATHS OF MEDVEDNICA PARK OF NATURE program.
Edo Vricic is one of our most experienced guides. Apart from leading hiking groups and creating many of the programs in VMD portfolio, Edo is a passionate caver and a member of the VELEBIT caving club – one of the strongest in Croatia, a country with a long tradition of cave exploration.
Our program includes a visit of the tourist part of the cave (further exploration is allowed only to experienced cavers), where the official NATURE PARK guide will lead you through the „story about Veternica“. But, Edo’s knowledge of Veternica goes much deeper (literally), so if you are interested to hear more about Veternica’s secrets beyond the tourist part, Edo will be more than happy to tell you the story of what Zagreb cavers call „The mother cave“ – Veternica. Find out more about your guide here.
Weather & seasonality
Visit of Veternica is allowed anytime in the period MAY-SEPTEMBER. As the visit takes us into a cave, you do not have to worry about outside weather conditions. However, you should know that the average temperature in Veternica is about 6-7 °C, so you should have a warm jacket, fleece or similar with you.
Also, if you wish to visit other parts of Medvednica Park of Nature, after Veternica, we advise to take a rain jacket and goos shoes.Contact us