The Moravian Karst
The Moravian Karst is the biggest and the most significant karst region in the Czech Republic. There lots of caves which are annually visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. The caves are very popular with film-makers when producing fairy tales or documentary films.
There are more than 2000 caves in the Czech Republic, fourteen of which are accessible to the public and administrated by the Cave Administration of the Czech Republic within the Ministry of Environment.
Most famous Czech caves
Here is a list of some of the most famous caves in the Czech Republic.
- The Punkva Caves and Macocha Abyss. This is the 1.2 km long attractive cave circuit which includes the world famous Macocha Abyss. The abyss is 138 m deep and a 350 m long offering a voyage on boats on the underground Punkva River.
- The Bozkov Dolomite Caves. These caves are located in northern Bohemia, on the outskirts of the village Bozkov. Their bottom is permanently flooded, and the water forms the largest underground lakes in the country. Also, the known size of their area (1,060m) and height range (43m) makes them the longest dolomite caves in the Czech Republic. You can take the 350 meter-long tour throughout the year.
- Mladec Caves. They are located in an extremely significant archaeological, paleontological and zoological site. The oldest records of human settlement are findings of human skulls and skeletons from the Cro-Magnon people from the Paleolithic era. Remains of fireplaces and bones of prehistoric animals are still present in the caves.
- Javoricko Cave. They are unique for their rich and varied stalactite and stalagmite decoration found in complex labyrinth of large domes, corridors, abysses and rifts. The caves belong among the most beautiful caves in the Czech Republic. They are also the largest winter hideout of bats in the Czech Republic.