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Moravian Karst in Czech Republic

Explore the largest and most beautiful karst area in Central Europe

Best time: March–November

Moravian Karst
Moravian Karst
Moravian Karst

Discover the underground beauty of the Czech Republic in the Moravian Karst. This amazing area includes more than 1100 caverns and gorges. The famous 138-metre deep Macocha Abyss will definitely leave you speechless. It's no wonder this area is surrounded by so many myths and stories. The view on the Abyss is available from two spots—the Upper and the Lower Bridge.

Currently, only four caves are open to visitors. Punkevní jeskyně (Punkva Caves) offers a visit to the bottom of Macocha Abyss and a boat tour along the subterranean Punkva River in addition to the cathedrals of stalagmites and stalactites.

Kateřinská jeskyně (Katerinska Cave) hides unusual limestone columns. Jeskyně Balcarka (Balcarka Cave) amazes with its colourful stalactites. Sloupsko-šošůvské jeskyně (Sloup-Šošůvka Caves) consist of a complex of corridors, domes, and underground gorges formed into two levels. Rudické propadání is the most visited spot in the central part of the caves. You can witness how the underground river, Jedovnický potok, disappears in the caves and comes out in Býčí skála (Bull Rock)—a beautiful and amazing natural phenomenon!

Some caves are closed during the winter months, so it's best to plan your visit from March to November.

Practical info

What are the caves that can be visited in Moravian Karst?

Moravian Karst visitors can explore four caves. Punkva Caves offer river boat tours and access to the Macocha Abyss. Kateřinská Cave boasts of unusual limestone columns. Jeskyně Balcarka stuns with colorful stalactites. Sloup-Šošůvka Caves features an underground river. Enjoy the mysterious allure of underground formations and discover delightful natural gems when visiting Moravian Karst caves. Show more

What is the best time to visit the Moravian Karst?

March to November offers the best time to explore Moravian Karst. The weather allows for enjoyable outdoor activities such as cave exploration or hiking the nearby area. Some caves close during winter so avoid visiting during this season. By planning a visit during the recommended time, visitors can enjoy comfortable weather and scenic views of Moravian Karst attractions. Show more

What is the Macocha Abyss in the Moravian Karst?

The Moravian Karst's Macocha Abyss is a deep sinkhole surrounded by unexplained myths and stories. The abyss reaches 138 meters deep and offers a stunning view from the Upper and Lower bridges. At the abyss's bottom, visitors can enjoy a peaceful boat ride and discover the Punkva River's subterranean beauty. Experience the Moravian Karst's majestic allure and explore one of its most iconic attractions. Show more

What is the Rudické propadání and where is it located?

Rudické propadání is a natural phenomenon located in Moravian Karst that fascinates visitors. The spot showcases the underground river, Jedovnický potok, disappearing into the cave system and emerging again at Býčí skála as a significant spring. It's a buzzing attraction located within the Sloup-Šošůvka Caves complex, and tourists often visit the site. Discover one of Moravian Karst's most astonishing attractions and behold an unforgettable nature experience. Show more

Is it possible to witness natural phenomena when visiting the Moravian Karst caves?

Witnessing natural phenomena during a visit to Moravian Karst caves is highly likely. Visitors enjoy unusual limestone columns and colorful stalactites and stalagmites. The Rudické propadání, where the underground river disappears into the cave system, is another natural attraction to behold. Witness how it emerges again as a large spring at the Býčí skála, one of Moravian Karst's impressive displays of nature's wonders. Experience enchanting natural environments on an exciting adventure through Moravian Karst's magnificent caves. Show more

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