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.
Since they were kids, all natives of the Moravian Karst region have heard a terrifying legend about a stepmother, an evil one of course. She threw her stepchild into the abyss and jumped in right after. By a miracle, the child was saved, but on stormy days you can still hearthe mournful weeping of the stepmother from the abyss…
Macocha and the beautiful green area around it gives a mysterious, even magical impression. Just as Prague has the infamous Nuselský Bridge, the endless abyss is a place for suicides here. Dozens of people have chosen to end their lives here over the last hundred years.
But you will be enchanted by the positive influence of the surrounding nature. It is a true balm for the nerves – lush greenery, wherever you look. You can view the abyss from two bridges, the upper and the lower. The upper one looks down from a height of 138 meters, while the lower one is 92 m above the low part of the abyss and you can see the bottom very well from there. From the bridge, head to Punkva Caves via a picturesque hiking trail.
Macocha was probably formed by breaking the vault of a large underground dome, which the underground Punkva River flows through (along which you will float at the end of the tour). There are other underground spaces below the surface of the Lower Lake, so far explored up to 187.5 meters.If your little dwarfs’ feet hurt, take the eco-train at the Skalní Mlýn Hotel, go down to Punkevky and take a cable car from there to the Macocha Cottage offering a great view.
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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.
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 spectacular entrance gate is just the beginning. Balcarka invites you to one of the richest cave dripstone displays in the Czech Republic.
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?
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 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.
Away from civilization, in the heart of the Moravian Karst. The former quarry offers much more than just boring old rocks.
Singletrails are obviously not just for singles! At the ones in the Moravian Karst are definitely not. Hop on the bike, it’s gonna be a wild ride.