Šipka (Arrow) cave near Štramberk
The cave is located on a hill above the town and boasts magnificent views of the picturesque town of Štramberk, nicknamed the 'Moravian Bethlehem'. It is the place of the oldest documented human settlements on our land. In 1880, a part of the lower jaw of a Neanderthal child was found there. The discovery is all the more valuable because it is a quarter of a century older than similar findings in Germany.
In the ‘Arrow cave’, remains of prehistoric animals such as a cave bear and even a prehistoric lion were found. Šipka (Arrow) cave is a valuable prehistoric archaeological site in the Czech Republic. The local discoveries apparently inspired Zdeněk Burian, a native of nearby Kopřivnice, known for his drawings and paintings, who created a range of reconstruction of scenes from prehistoric times. Burian said that he used to play in the cave as a child.
The cave is open and consists of a large area eroded by water in the internal part of the hill.