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Vejini cave


Scheme of the caves and suffosion holes.
Drawing by A. Opmanis, measurements by G. Enins and A. Opmanis.

Coordinates: N 57°20'34,3" E 24°54'23,9"

Location: Cesis district, Straupe municipality, right bank of Brasla River, 400 m N from Vejini;

Description: Strong spring originates from this cave. Very impressive cave. Width - 2,3 - 6 m, height - 0,9 - 1,7 m, floor area - 160 m2. First mentioned by G. Enins in 1984.
During the high water the cave is flooded by Brasla river waters.
Legends about the devils living in this cave - they burned down the medieval town Straupe. Unique pictures of this cave sistem are included in the article by G. Enins (in Latvian):

Picture by G. Enins, 1985

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