Welcome to Blansko!
Welcome to a modern town set in the heart of beautiful countryside, to a town that is often referred to as the gateway to the Moravian Karst thanks largely to its unique location in the vicinity of unique karst formations – the Macocha Abyss and the Punkva Caves. The town is surrounded by picturesque countryside interwoven with a network of hiking and cycling paths.
Few tourist localities in the Czech Republic offer such a unique combination of historical, cultural and industrial monuments and such an abundance of sites of natural interest as the Blansko region and the Moravian Karst. Blansko itself is a modern town with an interesting history and extensive facilities for all kinds of sports and, perhaps most importantly, a well-developed tourism infrastructure that makes it an ideal destination for a holiday or a family day out.
Gateway to the Moravian Karst
Blansko lies in the north of the South Moravian Region in the valley of the River Svitava on the boundary between the Drahany Highlands and the Highlands of Bohemia and Moravia around 30 km north of Brno. It currently has a population of around 21,000.
Extremely interesting exhibitions can be seen at Blansko Museum which is housed in Blansko Chateau. The Chateau has recently been restored and has a deserved place among the highlights of the town. Other interesting monuments to be found in the town included a wooden church from Sub-Carpathian Ukraine and Saint Martin’s Church. The towns is also well-known for its tradition of the iron industry and the production of artistic castings. Close proximity to the Moravian Karst makes Blansko an attractive tourist destination.
The Blansko Information Office Blanka
678 01 Blansko
tel: 516 410 470