Jeskyně Pekárna

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Location: Udolí Říčky, 664 02 Ochoz u Brna.
(49.2420229, 16.7461318)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=63 m.
Portal: W=23 m, H=6 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Jeskyně Pekárna, Udolí Říčky, 664 02 Ochoz u Brna.
Správa CHKO Moravský kras, Svitavská 29, 678 01 Blansko, Tel: +420-516-428-880. E-mail:
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1927 excavated by Prof. Karel Absolon.
1963 excavated by Dr. Bohuslav Klíma.


Jeskyně Pekárna (Bakery Cave) was named after the shape of a bread oven. It is located in the southern part of the Moravian Karst above the confluence of the Říčka and Ochozské streams. It is famous for the finds of prehistoric stone and bone tools and mainly engravings on animal bones. The cave passage is almost entirely lit by daylight through a 23 m wide and 6 m high entrance portal.

According to excavations by Prof. Karel Absolon and Dr. Bohuslav Klíma the cave is the most prominent settlement of reindeer hunters from the period approximately 12,000 – 15,000 years ago. They found engravings on the ribs of horses, including a bison fight and an engraving of grazing horses. Other finds included bone harpoons for fishing, two spoon-like objects decorated with engravings of animal heads carved from horse's lower jaws, and a Venus figurine made of mammoth wool. The cave was declared a National Natural Monument.