Moravian Karst - Macocha - Punkva
Open all year roundThe Moravian Karst is undoubtedly the most outstanding karst region in the Czech Republic. The limestone is 350-380 million years old and stretches over an area 25 kilometres long and 3-6 kilometres wide north of the city of Brno. Over 1,000 caves have been registered here along with the biggest cave system in the Czech Republic, called the Amateur Caves. Four caves are open to the public. The Macocha gorge (138.7 metres) is the deepest one open to the public in the country.
northern part of the Moravian Karst is the most interesting for tourists.
Visitors can experience the massive interiors and beautiful stalactites
and stalagmites of the Punkva Cave with the underground Punkva river,
visit the bottom of the Macocha gorge and a ride on boats with electric
motors through the Macocha caves. Nearby is the no less beautiful Kateřina
(Catherine) Cave with massive underground spaces and wonderful stalactites
and high stalagmites. Visitors should not forget to visit the magical Balcarka
cave and especially the newly adapted Sloup-oůvka caves which
are bound to impress all cave specialists and admirers. Most of the territory
mentioned here comes within the Punkva nature reserve and so it is not
open to traffic. Visitors must use the main car park open all year round
in the area of Skalní Mlýn or the car park by Macocha gorge open only during
the tourist season.
Macocha cable car
timetable of the shuttle and cable car is adapted to match the intervals
for entry into the Punkva caves.
More information is available from the AOPK Information Service
Moravian Karst Transport