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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky


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.

The municipality of Heřmanovice is located in the valley of the upper stream of Opavice. The underground treasures and gold-bearing waterways of the little river of Opavice used to allure prospectors searching for iron ore who are believed to have founded the village at the turn of the 14th century. The renaissance church was built in 1588 and dedicated to St. Andrew; it was reconstructed in the Baroque style and enlarged in 1739. If you are looking for preserved houses of the Jesenice style, you can find them just right here. The village of Heřmanice was designated as a village conservation area due to its unique preserved set of popular village architecture in 1995. A gean tree that was designated as a monumental tree, the only representative of its kind, grows under the Holý Hill.

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° 11.600', E 17° 23.905'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí