Part of the longest cave system in the Czech Republic – the Amateur Caves. You will find yourself at the very bottom of the world-famous Macocha Abyss, 138.7 metres deep, during a tour of the caves. You get here through a series of enormous chambers with extensive stalactite ornamentation, dominated by the Masaryk Chamber – the most beautiful underground space in the Moravian Karst. The tour comes to a climax with a romantic boat ride on the underground River Punkva.
The Katherine Cave
Featuring the largest subterranean chamber in the Czech Republic open to the public (97 metres long, 44 metres wide and 20 metres high) and unique stalactite and stalagmite formations comprised of a group of extraordinarily thin stick-like stalagmites as much as four metres high, known as the Bamboo Forest. Musical playback during the tour gives visitors the opportunity of admiring the excellent acoustics of the Main Chamber. Musical and choral concerts are held here several times a year.
The Balcarka Cave
A cave maze of rambling passages on two levels connected by stacks and high chambers with extremely diverse colourful polymorphous stalagmites and stalactites. The natural entry portal is an important palaeontological and archaeological site where numerous finds of the bones of Pleistocene animals, flint and bone tools and fireplaces made by people from the Early Stone Age have been made.
The Sloup-Šošůvka Caves
An extensive complex of passages and chambers on two levels connected by enormous subterranean gorges as much as eighty metres deep. Concerts of chamber music are held occasionally in the Eliščina (Elizabeth) Cave, with its unique stalagmite and stalactite formations. The caves are also used in the treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract – speleotherapy. Part of the cave system is the enormous Kůlna (Shed) Cavern – one of the most famous and most extensively explored archaeological sites in the country.
The Výpustek Cave
One of the most important cave systems in the Moravian Karst. This unique underground space was taken over by the Czechoslovak Army in 1938 for use as an armaments store. Many areas and rock partitions were blasted away, and its natural passageways became forbidding tunnels. The caves were later occupied by the German Army which established an aircraft engine factory here during the course of the war. At the present time, the finishing touches are being put to the permanent exhibitions “The Výpustek Cave in the Křtiny Valley” and “Cave of Ancient Rituals”, presenting Výpustek as the oldest cave in the Moravian Karst open to the public, a cave of “dragons and unicorns”, and the largest bear cave in the Moravian Karst. The exhibitions are also to present other human activities – the first farmers, the extraction of phosphate soils, an underground factory and a secret military command post.