Moravský Kras is located north from Brno, the second largest
city in Czech. These stalagmite caves are over 20 kilometres long
but public can only enter few kilometres. We visited caves in
Punkev. It is recommended that you reserve the visit in for hand
because there is only limited number of people taken to each tour
and there are many who would like to go especially in summer time.
Tour starts with walking and continues by boats trough underground
river. Stalagmites are nature’s art, which have been formed
trough out millions of years. Pillars grow one millimetre in about
3 to 5 years. One part of the caves has been collapsed and that
area is rich of different species of bats. Don’t be afraid,
the caves don’t collapse anymore and the bats are out only
during night and they eat insects instead of blood. There is plenty
of space in the caves so you won’t feel squeezed.
You can’t take the car all the way to the caves but you’ll
have to leave it in the parking place of Skalni Mlýn few
kilometres from the caves. There is transportation to caves but
you can also walk. If you’ll buy a ticket to the lift you
can also see the collapsed part up from the hill. Total cost for
the visit comes up to 6-7 euros per person. By walking and being
a student you’ll manage with 2 euros. At the area there
is nice looking hiking routes, which you could spend more time
on but maps aren’t easily found.