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Kojetínské Hills

Domorazské saddle (401 m)

The saddle is a significant landscape divide between 16 km long zone of the Veřovice mountains between Trojačka (715 m) and the southern foothills of the Podbeskydská upland. The saddle is used for transportation from the 19th century by the construction of road connections Opava – Nový Jičín – Valašské Meziříčí – Vlárský průsmyk – Trenčín and the construction of railway Kojetín – Ostrava. The Hostašovice station comes from 1885. Main european watershed between the Baltic and Black Seas passes the saddle at an altitude of 395 m (railway crossing). After deforestation valley in the 19th century, a remarkable association with a complex of forest and grassland ecosystems evolved between the road and railway. Exceptional habitat conditions on the so-called Domorazských meadows enables an emergence of different and contrasting associations. The entire locality is characterized by a mass occurrence of the marsh orchid, in some places we can find Gladiolus imbricatus, Common Spotted Orchid, Laserpitium pruthenicum, Gentianopsis ciliata, Dropwort etc. The name of the saddle supposedly comes from a settler Domorád. The Domoraz is divided into Upper and Lower part and mostly belongs to the municipality of Hostašovice. In the woods there are many ponds and fountains with poetic names. Deep woods used to be a grith of thieves and robbers who allegedly hid their treasures there. The legends mentions the robbers Šimák, Bartosch from Bludovice and the most Jura Bartůšek, executed in Nový Jičín in 1719. GPS: N 49° 30.99187', E 18° 0.66157' Pcr. 1 Common Spotted Orchid. Pcr. 2 Marsh Orchid.

GPS position

N 49° 30.991', E 18° 0.661'



Geopark Podbeskydí/Občanské sdružení Hájenka
Ing. Dalibor Kvita