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Tour of Punkva Cave and Macocha

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Tour of Punkva Cave and Macocha
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There is probably no bigger attraction in the Moravian Karst than a trip to the Punkva Cave and the huge abyss Macocha. A walk through the caves, a tour of the abyss and finally a cruise on the river Punkva in the depths of the cave is a really great experience. Don't forget that there is a lot of interest in this trip and if you want to be sure that you will get there, buy tickets well in advance

Entrance to the Punkva Cave

The entrance to the Punkva Cave is in a massive limestone rock. You will also find an extensive modern visitor center. You can get here on foot from Skalní Mlýn or from the tourist cottage Macocha (either on foot or by cable car)

Entrance to the Punkva Cave
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Beautiful decoration of Punkva Cave

In the first part of the tour, three beautifully decorated domes await you – the Front, Reichenbach and Back House. There is also a beautiful mirror lake and a massive decoration of stalactites, stalagmites and stalagmites

Beautiful decoration of Punkva Cave
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The path of the Punkva Caves

The actual path of the caves is not completely relaxing – long stairs await you here. At the very end, an artificially excavated corridor in the rock leads towards the famous Macocha abyss. In total, it is a kilometer and a quarter of a walk and about half an hour

The path of the Punkva Caves
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Macocha Abyss

After leaving the cave, you will get a breathtaking view from the bottom of the abyss Macocha

Macocha Abyss
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A pond at the bottom of the Macocha abyss

At the bottom of this 138 meter deep abyss is a beautiful lake. The abyss was created by the collapse of the ceiling of a former huge cave.

A pond at the bottom of the Macocha abyss
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Descent to the port
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Descent to the port

From the bottom of the Macocha abyss, long stairs lead to the depths to the underground port, where the famous voyage on the river Punkva begins.

Underground cruise on the river Punkva

An underground cruise is probably the highlight of this whole trip. Sometimes you only have the ceiling of the cave just above your head and there is still something to look at.

Underground cruise on the river Punkva
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Masaryk's dome

The cruise has another break, when the ships depart for a tour of the beautiful Masaryk Dome

Masaryk's dome
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Punkva spring

Finally, daylight appears, we sail to the spring of Punkva

Punkva spring
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Punkva spring from outside

The view from the other side is nice. A visit to the Punkva Cave and the Macocha Abyss is really worth it.

Punkva spring from outside
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Martin Gregor
22.10.2018 22:01
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Nebýt lodiček a propasti, která je ze spoda opravdu úchvatná, tak to není takový tahák. Sloupsko-Šošůvské a Javoříčko mi přišlo na výzdobu lepší. Ale každý hledá něco jiného. Za to mezi slabší patří Balcarka - díky špatnému modernímu nasvícení.