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Memorable trees of Frenštát and Nový Jičín Districts

Josef´s oak in Sedlnice

Basic information

There is a memorable English oak (Quercus robur) growing at the outskirts of the forest beyond Sedlnice village. The oak was named after a German romantic poet Josef Eichendorf who spent a part of his life in Sedlnice and enjoyed his walks to the oak. The estimated age of the oak is 250 years, its trunk perimeter reaches to 407 cm and it is 25 m tall.


Things to note

Josef Eichendorff (1788 – 1857) was one of the greatest German romantic poets. As a co-owner of a rural manor in Sedlnice he spent some time of his life in here (his father gained a manor in Kravaře by marriage and had a baroque chateau built in Kravaře. Due to his indebtedness he was later forced to sell off all of his property apart from the rural dominion). The key aspect of Eichendorf work is represented by lyrical poems. They compass a remarkable harmony and emotion exalting the beauties of nature, life, youth, spring and love. For their melodiousness and emotional depth many of them were musicalized by composers of renowned names such as K.M.Weber, F. Schubert, F. Mendelson Bartholdy or R. Schumann. Eichendorf´s se­lected poems in Czech translation of Ivan Slavík were published under the name “Eternal Traveller Nostalgia“ in 1966.

Josefův dub v Sedlnici

Josefův dub v Sedlnici

Useful information


Moravian-Silesian Region, Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

Městský úřad Nový Jičín Masarykovo nám. 1 741 01 Nový Jičín

GPS position

N 49° 39.960', E 18° 6.319'