RESERVATION

Balcarka Cave in the Moravian Karst

In the scenic landscape of the Moravian Karst near Ostrov u Macochy, there lies one of the most pictoresque caves known particularly for its colourful dripstones and narrow cave paths; you will feel like you were explorers in there. In the Great Dome of this cave the LED lighting was used for the first time in the eastern Europe, creating peculiar special effects. The lighting has been supplemented with the music-producing device and illuminates various sceneries of the Great Dome automatically at the same time.

Description of the cave:

 60 min / Tour duration
 720 m  / Length of the route
7 - 8 °C / Average air temperature

 Balcarka Cave is situated in the town of Ostrov u Macochy. The tour begins beneath the grand entrance portal, which was known even to Palaeolithic people, and worked stones, bones and remnants of fireplaces were found here. Behind the entrance there is an artificially bore tunnel, where colourful calc-sinter stalagmites will catch your attention. In the following section of the route you will be able to see beautifully modelled circular abyss; its walls are decorated with calc-sinter cascades. You will then follow to the Grand Dome of Foch, the largest area of Balcarka, from where you will ascend to the Gallery and the Natural passage. These are areas connected in two vertical levels and this area is one of the most beautiful in the Moravian Karst. Stalactite and stalagmite decoration is rich, clean and well preserved. Towards the end of the route, you will visit a section called Popeluška, which was discovered in 1923, but only later connected with the cave.
 
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Contact:

Správa jeskyně Balcarka
679 14 Ostrov u Macochy
Phone: +420 516 444 330
Email: balcarka@caves.cz; info@caves.cz
http://caves.cz/cz/jeskyne/jeskyne-balcarka/
 

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