The Moravian Karst House of Nature
Welcome to the Moravian Karst (Moravský kras) Protected Landscape Area, a remarkable world of white Devonian limestone, which has been eroded over millions of years by rain and water from rivers and brooks to form an aquatic underworld region. Welcome to this area of thousands of caves, huge underground domes with rich dripstone decoration, mysterious brooks which disappear in the rock, shaded karst canyons and sunlit plains dominated by Macocha, the queen of abysses. Welcome to the land whose soil is full of ancient bones and shards, the evidence of ancient life, to the land where not so long ago the iron was still being smelted and the sound of hammering was ringing through the valleys.
The landscape has also been formed by people and their stories. It shows traces of the times of cultural development as well as of the war times. It is an area guarded by bats where you can wander about in large beech forests, discover interesting rock formations and caves, bask like a lizard in the flowery meadows or enjoy the cool air in the deep mountain-like karst canyons.
Come and experience the Moravian Karst.
Why start your journey through the Moravian Karst in the House of Nature at Skalní Mlýn?
Our visitors’ centre will recommend the most popular or less well-known places for you to visit. We can help you plan your stay and trips depending on what you are interested in and want to see. Visiting our interactive exhibition can help you learn more about the karst phenomena and stories of this landscape. The Moravian Karst House of Nature also offers many regional products. Visitors and school trips are invited to join our educational and adventure programmes.
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Did you know that ...
Bats are the only mammals that have evolved to be capable of true flight?