The Czech Republic-Tips for the trips-Moravský kras (Moravian Caverns)
In this, the most explored limestone site on earth, there are over one thousand caves small and large – four of them are accessible to the public, the largest includes the one hundred foot deep canyon, Macocha. As early as 1723, scientists began to suspect that the water flowing at the base of the cavern had to travel somewhere. It was only two hundred years later that the research was finished. Speleologist, Karel Absolon, used steam pumps to pump all the water from the underground stream, Punkva, and he later arrived at Macocha with completely dry feet. Afterwards the space was once again flooded by a 30-metre tall column of water. Visitors of the Moravian Caverns can view the caves` beauty from small boats that travel along the surface of the Punkva Stream, enjoying the information told them by their tour guide.
Žďár nad Sázavou – a cemetery and church, Zelená hora, which is registered in the UNESCO book of cultural heritage, is a jewel of Baroque architecture. All its features were conceived using the numbers three, in reference to the Holy Trinity, and five, according to the number of stars adorning St. Jan Nepomucký.
Slavonice – a stylised renaissance town, famous for the many historical films and fairy-tales shot here.
Telč – a medieval town, whose centre is written into the UNESCO book of cultural heritage.
Jihlava – a town with the most extensive and, as of yet, least explored underground passages.