The Macocha, German spelling Mazocha, also stepmother gorge is a 138.5 m deep collapse doline in the Moravian Karst. The abyss in the hallway of the Vilémovice municipality has a surface area of 174 mx 76 m and is the deepest in the Czech Republic. The break has a depth of 187 m to the subsoil of the rubble cone, which is bordered on both sides by two ponds.
The water of the underground Punkva river flows through the cone. The visible watercourse is not the Punkva, but an inflow from the amateur caves, which are the largest cave system in the Czech Republic with an extension of 30 km.
The natural monument is located 6 km east of the town of Blansko and is part of the Punkevní jeskyně cave system. Two viewing terraces were erected on the steep walls.
The upper platform is located on the high southwest wall in the immediate vicinity of the Chata Macocha and offers an insight into the depth and the opposite wall. It was built in 1882 by the Brno section of the Austrian Tourist Club. At the opening ceremony on October 1, 1882, it was christened “Ripka-Warte” in honor of the section board.
From the "Lower View", which has been in the northwest since 1899, the opposite exit from the caves is particularly visible.
According to - Wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macocha
March 22, 2020
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