Field trips

Newly, we hold regular field trips for enthusiasts from the public. Find out our more about the upcoming field trips!

Searching for ancient seas in Líšeň

Pieces of geological evidence for three ancient seas are found in Brno-Líšeň in the form of Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Tertiary marine rocks and fossils. On this field trip, we will trace these ancient seas, examining sediments left by the marine transgressions and looking at their fossilised fauna preserved therein. This is not only an opportunity to understand the fascinating history of our area, but also to find some interesting fossils and minerals. 

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What can I look forward to?

  • The field trip is led by the top-class researcher prof. RNDr. Antonín Přichystal, DSc.
  • Discovering the history of Brno-Líšeň from the Palaeozoic to the Quaternary 
  • Search for minerals and fossils 
  • Time spent outdoors, family-friendly hike



  • Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9-14.


  • Beginning: Masarova tram stop (line 8) 
  • Ending: Hochmannova street in Líšeň (Jírova stop)


  • Adults: 250,- / person
  • Children up to 15: 100,-
  • Price includes a guidebook.

Payment can be made via the Masaryk University Shopping centre.

What should I bring?

Aside from comfortable outdoor clothing and food and water for the day, we recommend that you bring:

  • pen
  • plastic bags and newspaper to store samples in
  • umbrella


  • Brno batholith - a journey 580 milions of years back in time
  • Unique biotite-vermiculite crystals or the mineral palygorskite, often nicknamed 'mountain leather', can be found in the weathered rocks of the Brno batholith. 
  • Oldest river terrace in Brno 
  • Already in the Quaternary, the river paleo-Svratka was cutting into the bedrock, gradually forming river terraces. The Líšeň terrace is the oldest one. 
  • Witnesses of the Devonian and Jurassic seas 
  • In the Hády Quarry, we will discover the geologic evidence of two past seas - the Palaeozoic (Devonian) and the Mesozoic (Jurrassic) ones - their fossilised fauna.
  • Our last sea - the Tertiary Tethys
  • Before the sea retreated definitively, it left behind the Brno sands and rich fossil fauna. 

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