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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Andělská Hora

We have developed a new information system providing information on wildlife of the Jeseníky Mountains. You can download it directly to your mobile phone at interesting places.

The Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area of Jeseníky (“PLA Jeseníky”) covering an area of 744 km2 was designated in 1969. It protects natural treasures and preserved countryside of the Jeseníky Mountains. The Alpine deforested area, mountain spruce forests, preserved beech wood, raised peat bogs and meadows at the foothills are the natural treasures of the Jeseníky Mountains. There are habitats of a number of rare plant and animal species in these biotopes.

Gold and other metals used to be mined in the surrounding area. Mining in the ore-mining district of Andělská Hora was first mentioned in 1515. There is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a stone cross and a statue of St. John of Nepomuk in the village. There is the Pilgrimage Church of St. Anne of 1770 on the hill above the village. Meadows with rare plant species are conserved in the Pustá Rudná Nature Reserve. There are three monumental trees in the village – a European beech around 130 years old, a lime-tree growing at the cross below the well of Anne having trunk perimeter of 3.9 m, being 25 m high and 180 – 230 years old, and a Norway maple growing in the gardens, having trunk perimeter of 3.39 m, being 20 high and 180–230 years old.

Nature protection

The areas of the PLA Jeseníky that are scientifically rarest and of the highest interest for tourists are conserved in the national nature reserves (NNR) of Praděd, Rejvíz, Šerák-Keprník and Skřítek Bog and in 24 other nature reserves and natural monuments.

Useful information

The Administration of the Jeseníky PLA having its seat in Jeseník cares for the nature of the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area.

GPS position

N 50° 3.597', E 17° 23.338'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí