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The Punkevní (Punkva) Caves

Basic info


The Punkevní (Punkva) Caves can be found in Pustý Žleb, about 1 km from the Skalní Mlýn information centre. The caves were discovered in stages in the years 1909–1933 by Professor Absolon’s group of speleologists. The visitors walk through mighty underground spaces and corridors decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, as far as the bottom of the world-famous Macocha (=Step Mother) abyss. The abyss is 138,7 m deep, with fascinating ground dimensions: 174 by 76 m. The foot walk is followed by a motor boat ride along the Punkva underground river. The ride includes the visit to the Masaryk Cave, one of the most beautiful caves of the Moravian Karst. The Punkevní Caves are an extension of the longest cave system in the Czech Republic, the Amateur Cave, whose corridors are over 35 km long.


Address: 678 01 Blansko
Country: Czech Republic

Phone: +420 516 418 602, +420 516 413 575
Web: punkevni.caves.cz

Latitude: 49.3711204529
Longitude: 16.7262649536


Name: The Punkevní (Punkva) Caves
Name original: Punkevní jeskyně
Length: 4750 m
Depth: 0 m
Elevation of entrance: 355 m
Number of visitors: 208000 / per year
Temperature: 7.00 - 8.00 °C
Length of show path: 1250 m
Duration of visit: 60 min

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