Surrounded by forests and a gateway to the mysterious caves of the Moravian Karst, this town formerly dedicated to ironworking enchants visitors with its tranquillity and the beautiful landscape around it.
An elegant, Late Renaissance chateau is situated right in the centre of the town. Apart from several typical castle rooms with rich interiors, this is more than just an ordinary tour. It is a seat of the Blansko Museum which can show you the history of ironworking, the only such museum in the Czech Republic. Other exhibitions display, for example, measuring equipment and speleology. Interactive exhibitions and special tours have been prepared for families with kids. You can play games that include solving puzzles, and there is an archaeological playroom.
If you come to Blansko in the summer when the weather is nice, you may want to try the pleasant local summer aquapark. There are lovely forests all around Blansko, so you will enjoy beautiful views while swimming. Swimming in a more natural ambience is offered by the Palava Reservoir on the hill above the town. (Moreover, it is free of charge, there are trees providing shade around the water and a snack stand is present, too.)
Among the sacred buildings in Blansko, the wooden church of St. Paraskevi on Rodkovského Street in the centre is no doubt the most interesting. It was brought here from as far as Carpathian Ruthenia in the past! Originally an Orthodox church, it still accommodates religious events.
Blansko is sometimes referred to as the gateway to the Moravian Karst. It is an excellent starting point for wandering through the mysterious caves and beautiful nature above the earth’s surface. And it is not the only great trip you can make from Blansko. As a couple, with kids or as a bunch of friends, take a walk to the well-preserved Nový Hrad Castle Ruins hidden in the woods. The castle has been gradually renovated over many years and there is a castle tavern open on weekends. In addition to that, you can come to the weekend fair held several times a year – the Easter one is probably the most popular.
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Rococo and Classicism in full parade and a collection of camellias on top of that, this is the Rájec nad Svitavou chateau.
Stalactites, stalagmites, stalagnates... do you have problems telling these cave-related terms apart? Visit the House of Nature and you will be a master of cave terminology.
An impressive 8-meter-high entrance to the Kateřinská Cave opens in the right valley slope of Suchý Žleb near Skalní Mlýn (Rock Mill).
The only system of caves in the Czech Republic where you can admire nature’s own sculptures both while you walk and while you take a cruise on an underground river.
An unusual experience for all rock-climbers who do not suffer from claustrophobia. Adrenaline which you cannot find anywhere else in the Czech Republic.
The largest abyss of this type in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Legend has it that it has no bottom... Still, you can behold this impressive site.
The Babí Lom (Old Woman’s Quarry) lookout tower is situated on the southern slope of the peak with the same name at an altitude of 562 metres. It is fifteen meters high, made of concrete and it has iron stairs.
In Rudice, you’ll find a windmill of the Dutch type and a museum in one. They have a friendly, unusual approach to children here.
The most famous karst area in the Czech Republic. Places full of magic and bats. An underground river and the most photogenic abyss in the Czech Republic.
The Rudice Sinkhole is the dominant feature of the central part of the Moravian Karst Protected Landscape Area. Together with Býčí Skála (Bull Rock), it forms the second longest cave system in the Czech Republic with a total length of over thirteen kilometres!
Trees are not boring. Get close to them on the nature trail in the Arboretum Křtiny and you will feel a zen-like calm.
Where can you experience a parade of karst hits in one place? Right here! The longest cave system in the Czech Republic offers a choice of three routes. Which one will you choose?