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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Lipová Lázně

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.

This picturesque mountain village lies at the dividing line of the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains and the Rychlebské Mountains. The village is closely surrounded by the preserved countryside; the southern part of the village belongs to the Jeseníky PLA. The whole region is significantly broken which prove the altitudes – the central part of the village is 498 m a. s. l., the summit of the Šerák is 1,351 m a. s. l. Other mountains worth seeing are the Mračná Mountain (1,272 m) and Smrk (1,125 m) which is the highest mountain of the Rychlebské Mountains. The church of St. Wenceslas consecrated in 1788 is a typical example of the construction of the period of the reign of Joseph II. There are several conservation areas around the village: the Šerák-Kaprník NNR, the Rašeliniště na smrku NR, the Jeskyně Na Pomezí NNR.

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° 13.667', E 17° 8.407'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí