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N 1 - The best from Moravian karst

departure from Brno 9 hours

Adamov - old smelter - Bull Rock - Rudice quarry - Rudice - Abyss - Punkva Caves -

The Church Christening - Brno

arrival in Brno 18 hours

price 20 Eur 

min. 2 person paying

include  : Memory DVD with foto and video from this trip, snack, 1 bottle of beer or mineral water, cola, sprite 0.5 liters,transportation and guide

omething interesting to see along the way:

On the way from Brno to go Adam's beautiful river valley Svitavy.

Adamov                                      city website

History of settlement in this part of the Moravian Karst dates back to prehistoric times. This is proven by archaeological finds - the most famous are the remains of Hallstatt burial with blacksmith workshop in Bull rock from about 500 years before Christ. also early Slavic settlement monuments left after processing slightly tavitelných ores. In the Middle Ages mills operated along the banks of Svitavy and Křitnského stream. Settlement belonging novohradskému estate in the years 1371 - 1414 held the Moravian Margrave was called Hamry. Later it was owned by the Lords of Boskovic and in 1597 became the property of Liechtenstein - is featured in the schedules since 1679. The boom has contributed hardware store around 1743 to build charcoal Františčiny smelter at Křtinský stream. the mill was working colonies and settlements Josefov and Karlov. Adamov became an independent municipality in 1832. Rebuilding ironworks and building engineering works for the production of farm machinery was crowned in the sixties of the 19th century and the development continued throughout the 20th century. Strojírny now working under the name ADAST-SYSTEMS as. A significant development occurred during Adam's 50th to 80 years, construction of new settlements associated with the development of the network of schools, shops, services and cultural facilities. With this expansion, the village Adamov July 1, 1964 became a town.

Francis old smelter  - blast furnace in Josefov valley.

Charcoal blast furnace was built around the year in the 1743rd After a fire in 1793 was rebuilt and works the whole operation was put on a higher technical level. The main production of the so-called shape cast iron and cast iron in the sand. These were mostly cannon balls cast from the blast furnace, except that were manufactured and hand grenades. At a time of increased risk were Turkish cast-iron cannons and mortars. Another radical reconstruction took place in 1846 and 1847, traffic was stopped in 1877. Up to the present time have been preserved and reconstructed torso was high charcoal furnaces, two lime kilns and buildings from the 18th and 19 century. The former pattern shop is open exhibition hardware store.

Bull Rock Cave                      official website 

It is located on the fifth kilometer between Adamov and Křtinami.Je part of an extensive cave system, which includes the cave Rudice Sink. Bull Rock is not freely accessible to the public, is open only a few days of the year, such as the International Museum Day.

It was previously known cave within a distance of 450 m, where the lake was closed to tap siphon. Using the pump was in 1920 pumped siphon and was discovered by the new bull rock. Were gradually discovered another cave. The total length of the cave system of tunnels Bull Rock - Rudice is 13 km. Bull Rock is known for its archaeological findings. In the early Stone Age hunters of bears lived here, and later hunters of mammoths and reindeer hunters eventually. There was found also a famous bronze statue of a bull. The greatest discovery - Hallstatt burial - but came from the Iron Age. Jindrich Wankel archaeologist found two furnace. To a lesser hid the charred corn, two iron axes and fragments of large vessels. In the second animal bones, bronze plate, iron parts car and human remains. Around furnaces lay 40 female skeletons - some missing head, hands or feet other. Middle of the fireplace stood a small altar, on it lay half of the skull and two severed female hand decorated with jewels. In the background was a Hallway forge iron and bronze. Overall, there were found thousands of objects made ​​of bronze, iron, glass and other materials. All featured funeral Chief, who followed to the grave women, family and horses.

 Rudice                                                            city website

Abyss Macocha and Punkva Cave          official website

The Macocha Abyss (CzechPropast Macocha, literally the Stepmother Abyss), also known as the Macocha Gorge, is a sinkhole in the Moravian Karst cave system of the Czech Republic located north of the city of Brno, near the town of Blansko. The Punkva River flows through it.The sinkhole is about 138.7 meters deep and also the deepest of its kind (light hole type) in Central Europe.

church of Baptis                official website

Christening is one of the oldest places of pilgrimage. According to an old story in the local valley baptized saints Cyril and Methodius and their disciples. Therefore, the ancient name: Vallis Baptiste - Valley of Baptism - Christening.

Tradition says the year 1210 with the vision of the Virgin Mary in the near Křtiny Bukovince to bloom chestnut.

 The first written record of a papal document in 1237. The biggest growth experienced in the 17 Christening and 18 century. In the first half of the 18 century was built and present baroque sanctuary designed by architect Giovanni Santini. Christening at that time became the center of spiritual renewal throughout Moravia and were called: The First Ave.

 I hope that the time spent browsing our pilgrimage site was useful for you, filled and beneficial. Along with the authors of pages I will try to give you as much information about the current events and future plans, as well as familiarize with its rich history. I believe that each time a new approach you will find something new.



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