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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 village of Ludvíkov stretches across the mountain valley along the Bílá Opava river. The average altitude is 620 m and the surrounding ridges reach up to 1000 m. The village of Ludvíkov was built in a valley thickly covered with forests around 1700 as smelting works and smelt houses were built. The ruins of Fürstenvalde castle of the 13th century at the foothill of the Zámecký vrch have been listed as a cultural monument. Other sightseeing is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of 1720 and the chapel of 1923 built to commemorate sacrifices of WWI. There is the Jelení Bučina NR above the village. It is the best preserved forest stand in the Jeseníky Mountains in the zone of deciduous and mixed forest.

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.

Files to download

Kukačka obecná.mp3


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GPS position

N 50° 6.456', E 17° 20.536'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí