Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Living water – freshwater and botanical exposition

Visitors have the opportunity to observe life under the water surface through a glass wall in the Living Water exhibition, then in a large pool with cold-loving fish, such as trout, minnows, etc., where they enter the first underground floor through a transparent 8 m long tunnel directly into the world under water. This is the longest glass tunnel in the wild in Europe. The “Living Water” project consists in introducing the importance of water in the landscape and life in it through direct and visual contact with animals and plants above and below the water. Visitors have the opportunity to observe life in the stream through a glass wall, then in a large pool with cold-loving fish, such as trout, minnows, etc., where on the first underground floor they enter a transparent 8 m long tunnel directly into the world under water. On the left side he will see life in a large pool, on the right and below him life in a pond with catfish, carp, tench, zander, etc. On this floor it is also possible to look through the glass wall at life in the wetland, where there are, for example, mud turtles, frogs, boobies, etc. Life-size models of fish with Braille descriptions are placed on the walls for visually impaired visitors. The second underground floor allows you to see through a transparent acrylic wall the life in the depths and the wintering of fish under the ice at a depth of 6 metres.

The educational area is supplemented with examples of forests and meadows from the Morava River basin area – e.g. the Chřiby Spring, Pálava, Floodplain Forest, Carpathians. The area consists of two parts – educational and educational and relaxation, in which it is possible in the summer months to swim in an ecological lake with a paddling pool and water purification through plants and gravel with a water depth of 2.5 m.