česky english deutsch polski <<< >>>

Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Dolní Moravice

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.

Dolní Moravice is a holiday village situated at the foot of the mountains. The highest place is the summit of Štěrkovec, elevation 868 m. You can find the Church of St. James, the Greater built in the Classical style and there are also remains of the original Gothic church in the village.
There is the Franz-Franz nature reserve westward from the village where you can find conserved mixed forest situated at the foot of the mountains where you can find probably the original larch of Low Jeseníky and underground system of tunnels where many species of bats spend the winter. The reserve was designated as a site of Community Importance within the Natura 2000 Network due to occurrence of bats. There are wetland biotopes in the Růžová NR and there are floodplain biotopes along the Moravice River which are conserved in the Niva Moravice NR.

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 49° 58.665', E 17° 19.415'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí