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Memorable trees of Opava and Bruntál Districts

Oak Tree in Bruntál

Basic Information

There is a memorable English oak (Quercus robur) growing on a grassy strip in a field beyond Bruntál on the way to Václavov, specifically on the right side of the road leading from the former coating factory to Uhlířský vrch. The tree was declared memorable in the year 2004. Its trunk is about 479 cm wide. It is 14 m tall. It has a short trunk and a dense, almost dome crown. It grows as a solitaire. Its dry branches were cut off and the high seat taken down from its crown in 2004. Its age is estimated to 200 years.

Points of Interest

Bruntál belongs to the oldest towns in the Czech Republic. It was first recorded in so-called Uničov Declaration of the king Přemysl Otakar I. in the year 1223. According to the Declaration, Bruntál was founded around the year 1213. It was the first settlement with Magdeburg municipal law in the Czech lands. It was founded with the aim to secure the up to that time uninhabited part of Jeseníky with its ore wealth for the Czech lands. The most significant historic sight in the town and the entire region is a castle which was built in the second half of the 16th century on the grounds of a former late 15th century municipal castle. The castle belonged to lords of Vrbno. It was built in the Nordic Renaissance style. It was designed in an untraditional way, shaped into a segment with triangle courtyard and arcades. It was rebuilt into late Baroque style in the years 1766 – 1769. Today, it is the seat of a regional museum. There are museum expositions and exhibition halls here where various cultural and social events take place.

Dub v Bruntále1

Dub v Bruntále2


Useful information

Contacts Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

Městský úřad Bruntál Nádražní 994/20 79201 B­runtál 1 E-mail: posta@mubruntal.cz http://www.mubruntal.cz/

GPS position

N 49° 58.697', E 17° 25.822'



Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí
28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297