Křtiny Marian Temple - Jewel of Moravia

Market-town of Křtiny is one of our oldest pilgrimage sites. According to the old legend, St. Cyril and Methodius christened in this valley. In the beginning of 13th century, Premonstratensians from abbacy in Zábrdovice near Brno set out to gorgeous Křtiny Valley and they built small cloister there. Present temple, visited by thousands of pilgrims every year, was built in 18th century.

Chateau of Rájec nad Svitavou

First detailed historical records about Rájec come from 14th century. In 1570, renaissance chateau of Rájec nad Svitavou was built on the site of former fortress. The chateau, built in Louis XVI style, captivates by its luxuriously furnished interiors of Salm Family. Collection of Oriental porcelain and picture gallery would spoke to art connoisseurs.

Josefov - Františka Smelter

The smelter ranges among first blast furnaces allowing continuous melting of raw iron. In the end of 18th century, the smelter was rebuilt and the processing was put into higher technical level. Due to lack of charcoal smelter could not compete with smelters using mineral fuels and it was closed.

Today, it is the oldest well-preserved smelter in Central Europe and it is monumental reservation.

Blansko - Gateway to the Moravian Karst

Blansko is situated in the valley of Svitava River, 19 km to the north from Brno. Blansko was established as settlement along important commercial pathway from Danube Region to Bohemia. The first written mention comes from 1136. The town is situated on the Brno - Česká Třebová railway and it is called Gateway to the Moravian Karst because it is starting point of touristic tracks to the Motavian Karst.

Tracks and bike trails

The Moravian Karst area is interweaved with dense net of touristic tracks and bike trails. All tracks are well marked; they are situated on roads, paved roads and trails in woods of Moravian Karst as well.