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The Balcarka Cave
Spustit virtuln prohldku


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 100 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.


  • The cave is situated in the northern part of the Moravian Karst (Moravský kras), in the picturesque part of the Suchý žleb Valley near Ostrov u Macochy in the nature reserve called Balcar’s Rock – Vintoky.
  • It is a labyrinth of cave corridors, chambers and chasms at three height levels.
  • The cave is richly decorated with various colourful stalactites and stalagmites.
  • The entrance portal of the cave portal has been known since long ago and therefore it is also a significant paleontological and archaeological site.
  • The complex of corridors and chambers was discovered little by little from 1923 to1948.
  • The total length of spaces known today is up to 1150 metres with denivelation of over 40 m.
  • The cave tour is 600 m long.
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Air temperature: 7–8°C, relative humidity: ca. 99%
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