Výpustek Cave (12 km)
A unique cave with skeletons of prehistoric animals and a troubled military past
From Křtiny you can go through the deep karst valley Josefov with the famous Bull cave.
In 2008, a unique complex of large underground spaces of Výpustek cave was open to the public on the edge of this valley. The complex known from the Middle Ages has suffered much during the twentieth century; firstly by harvesting phosphate clays and then by military production for Nazi Germany during the Second World War and ultimately by the intervention of the Czechoslovak People’s Army. In the 1960s an underground anti-nuclear shelter was built as well as a top-secret command post that was running until 2001.
The shelter is preserved in its unchanged form and today it is part of a unique sightseeing tour, where you will find the expositions of the “Cave Výpustek in the Křtiny valley” and “Caves of the Old Rituals”, which represent the Výpustek as the oldest known cave of the Moravian Karst.
There are also live music concerts. For more information go to: http://www.cavemk.cz/the-vypustek-cave/