MSMU Travels Prague 2024 Prague, Czech Republic

My Moravia Weekend Getaway

We had the chance to take a weekend trip to Moravia.

During our weekend trip, one of the many places we discovered was the karst cave in the Czech Republic’s Moravian region. It is a beautiful collection of sandstone caves that developed over millions of years when the stone was washed away by rainfall and groundwater. This natural process of breaking down led to an underground environment filled with caves, fading streams, and cave structures.

The Moravian Karst is the biggest and most popular cave. The Macocha Gorge is one of the most recognized and visited areas of the Moravian Karst because the Punkva River cut a hard canyon that is 138 feet deep.

The main entrance to the Punkva Caves can be found at the bottom of the cave and has crystals, stalagmites, flowstones, and structures of rock developing over the years. Besides the caves, the Moravian Karst includes a variety of karst factors for exploring the ground level, including dry valleys, streams, and lakes. The Moravian Karst caves and environment, with their distinctive nature and scenery, are among the most famous attractions in the eastern Czech Republic and should be visited by people who love nature.

The detailed system of caves retains significant past climate conditions and provides a lot about the evolution of karst environments across the world. We ended our tour of the cave in these little boats that cruised in the water of the cave and saw all its beauty. It was my favorite part of the tour. We got very lucky with the weather and enjoyed our day with beautiful sunshine.

We also enjoyed the craft of winery in Moravia. We had the honor to eat a homecooked meal from one of the owners of the U’Vrbu restaurant and have a wine-tasting evening with their very own crafted wine. Moravia is recognized as the main Czech wine region. U’Vrbu is a family-owned restaurant and winery that highlights the area’s ongoing connections to winemaking. The family has been making Moravian wine on their vineyard in Polešovice for centuries, extending 12 generations. The family continues the tradition by joining their interests in wine and food at U’Vrbu. The majority of the restaurant’s goods come from nearby Moravian producers and their personal farms. The wife takes care of the cooking and prepares local dishes like as roasted duck, Moravian sparrow dumplings, and cabbage rolls. The restaurant’s regional cuisine is paired with the estate’s handcrafted wines.

We tasted four different white wines and one red wine. Each wine was very good with a different and unique flavor. It was an overall wonderful experience with excellent food. We ended the night with dancing and learning a little more about Czech’s traditional dances. I had an amazing time and enjoyed my weekend in Moravia. I highly recommend this excursion when visiting Prague.

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