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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Horní Město

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.

Horní Město is a municipality having mining tradition. There used to be silver mines in the village which made the village prosperous. The mining was on the swing / with mixed fortunes until the half of the last century.
The renaissance Church of St. Mary Magdalena of 1611 – 1612 with the chapel of St. Anne (1741) is worth seeing. You can visit a medieval castle called Sovinec not far from here which is located in the picturesque countryside in the Sovinecko Natural Park. Close to the village, there are Rešovské Waterfalls, an attractive national natural monument, surrounded by the original fir and beech woods with ferns, moss communities of the shielding rocks and fallen trees. Another natural place of interest is the Skalské rašeniliště (peat-bog), a natural reserve with subalpine elements and unique conserved plants.

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° 54.564', E 17° 12.843'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí