Moravian Karst (Moravsky Kras)

The Drahanska vrchovina hills and the Moravian Karst are set in a picturesque area northward of Brno between the route to Svitavy and the highway to Olomouc. Moravsky kras is one of the most significant karstís centres in Middle Europe. On the area of 100qkm, there are well-developed surface and underground karsts entities in 1000 discovered caves. For the sake of preservation of this unique phenomenon the territory has been pronounced as the National protected zone in 1956. Annually thousands of tourists visit this place which is heavily interlaced with tourist paths.

The biggest subterranean system in Czech Republic is located in the north part (Amaterska cave with length of its passages more than 21km), thereinafter Sloupsko-sosuvske caves and Punkevni caves with Macocha gorge both opened for public. Or there are plunges of Sloupsky stram and Bila Voda which are the main source of Punkva and next caves like Balcarka, Katerinska caves opened for public as well. In the middle part there are significant cave system Rudicke propadani - Byci skala with numerous archaeological findings. At the south part a significant Ochozska cave and the cave Pekarna are situated.



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abyss Macocha  Find the place on the map
Adamov  Find the place on the map
Blansko  Find the place on the map
Boskovice  Find the place on the map
Brno  Find the place on the map
cave Balcarka  Find the place on the map
cave Katerinska jeskyne  Find the place on the map
caves Punkevni jeskyne  Find the place on the map
caves Sloupsko-Sosuvske jeskyne  Find the place on the map
dam Brnenska prehrada  Find the place on the map
Jedovnice  Find the place on the map
Kunstat  Find the place on the map
Kurim  Find the place on the map
Letovice  Find the place on the map
Ostrov u Macochy  Find the place on the map
Rajec - Jestrebi  Find the place on the map
Rohozec  Find the place on the map
sagging Rudicke propadani  Find the place on the map
Sloup  Find the place on the map
Tisnov  Find the place on the map
valley Josefovske udoli  Find the place on the map
valley Rakovecke udoli  Find the place on the map
Veverska Bityska  Find the place on the map
Vyskov  Find the place on the map


Recommended routes

  Abyss Macocha - cave Katerinska jeskyne - caves Punkevni jeskyne - abyss Macocha
  cottage Macocha, view-point Horni mustek -1,8km- cave Katerinska jeskyne -0,2km- Skalni Mlyn -1,4km- caves Punkevni jeskyne -0,8km- crossroad Pod Salmovkou -0,5km- view-point Dolni Mustek -0,3km- cottage Macocha, view-point Horni mustek (total about 5km)
 
  Cave Balcarka - Krasova - Jedovnice - Krtiny
  cave Balcarka -3km- Krasova -1,7km- Jedovnice -2,2km- under Tipecek -1,4km- Arboretum -2km- crossroad Lisci Lec - 2,5km- Krtiny (total about 13km)
 

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