Show caves of the Czech Republic are open again More
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.

Výpustek Cave



It is the largest and most important karst region in the Czech Republic. It is situated north of Brno as a part of the Drahanská Highlands with an area of 94 km2 of Devonian limestones (width 3–5 km, length 25 km). Due to its hydrographic conditions, it is divided into the northern segment – the Punkva River System, the middle segment – the Křtinský and Jedovnický Brook System and the southern segment – the Říčka River System.


  • It is situated in the central part of the Moravian Karst in the upper section of the Křtiny Valley not far from the village of Křtiny in the Moravian Karst nature reserve.
  • It forms two subterranean levels of the ancient ponor system of the Křtinský Brook.
  • It is a significant paleontological locality, one of the few European sites where complete skeletons of early Quaternary (Pleistocene) fauna can be found.
  • The total length of all the spaces known today is ca. 1,300 m with denivelation of 55 m.
  • In the period of speleological explorations in the 18th century it was considered the largest cave in Moravia.
  • During the 20th century it was intensively used for exploitation of phosphate clay, as an army depot, German armament factory, and secret command post of the Czechoslovak People's Army; in spite of that some parts were preserved in the natural state.
  • Both its nature and history are represented during the 550 m long sightseeing tour; the cave tour takes 60 minutes
  • air temperature: 7–9 °C (46 °F), relative humidity: ca 95 %