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Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny České republiky
Česká informační agentura životního prostředí (CENIA)
Česká geologická služba
Česká inspekce životního prostředí
Český hydrometeorologický ústav
Správa jeskyní České republiky
Správa Krkonošského národního parku
Správa Národního parku a chráněné krajinné oblasti Šumava
Správa Národního parku České Švýcarsko
Správa Národního parku Podyjí
Státní fond životního prostředí České republiky
Výzkumný ústav vodohospodářský T. G. Masaryka
Výzkumný ústav Silva Taroucy pro krajinu a okrasné zahradnictví, v.v.i.

Balcarka Cave


Macocha Abyss

The Macocha Abyss and Punkva Caves are a part of a complicated karst system. The dimensions of the abyss (upper part) are 174 × 76 m, its depth is 138 m, the bottom of the abyss is lit by daylight. It´s the only abyss of its kind in the Czech Republic. At the bottom of the abyss there are two lakes (11 and 50 m deep). The Punkva River runs through both of lakes and continues further into the underground. The Macocha Abyss is the only place in the Czech Republic where the plant named Cortusa matthiolii can be found.
The Moravian Karst House of Nature is a tourist center, where visitors can see an exhibition and learn about geology, fauna and plants of the Moravian karst. They can also purchase different souvenirs there.

Velká dohoda

In a limestone quarry (active until 1975) has been created a sports area. At this area has been installed a rope park, visitors can try ferrata, visit a cave or a historical lime works (est. 1928).

Nature sports area Velká dohoda


A dominant feature of the village is the ruin of the Holštejn Castle with a Dungeon Cave. The bottom of the cave is covered with boulders, which fell from the ceiling. Many human bones, clothing- and medieval weapons have been found here.

Village of Holštejn

Holštejn Castle


A village with an iron and mining tradition that dates back to 1247. The most important sight of the village is a windmill. Since 1994 there has been a museum of the village of Rudice – exhibition as to speleology, mineralogy and history of mining and metallurgy in this area.

Village of Rudice

Nature trail Rudické doly

Rudické propadání (swallow hole)

Significat swallow hole of the Jedovnice stream. The stream falls down into the 90m deep cave. It then continues through this cave system that is 13km long (2nd longest in the Czech Republic).

Rudické propadání

Arboretum Křtiny

An arboretum that was established by Prof. August Bayer 1928. It covers the area of about 23ha. There are 1000 taxons of woods here. One of the rarites of this arboretum is over 200 kinds of willow trees.

Arboretum Křtiny

Forestry Pantheon (Lesnický Slavín)

Forestry Pantheon – which celebrates the work of foresters and people who love nature, as well as animals and trees – in a forest owned by Mendel University, can be found about 70 memorials placed there in honor of those people.

Lesnický Slavín

Lesnický Slavín – studánky, palouky, památníky


This village is located at the upper section of a karst valley and is a famous pilgrimage and tourist place. The valley is where the saints Cyril and Methodius arrived in the 9th century. A magical statue of the Virgin Mary has been admired by crowds of pilgrims since Middle Ages. This church was designed by famous architect J. Santini at the beginning of the 18th century and became a monumental architectonic work. The interior of the church has been decorated with colorful křtiny limestones.


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