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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.

Mikulovice is located by the Bělá river (mean elevation 320 m), specifically in the part of its valley which is the lowest and widest in the Czech territory; the river is joined here by the Olešnice stream on the right and continues eastwards to Nysa, Poland. St. Nicholas Church dates back from 1550. By the church, there is a protected yew tree, which is estimated to be 700 – 800 years old, with trunk perimeter of 298 cm and height of 13 m. Lime trees by the monument of St. John of Nepomuk are about 150 – 180 years old. The Small-leaved Lime has 300 cm in trunk perimeter and 26 m in height and the Large-leaved Lime has 328 cm in trunk perimeter and 25 m in height.

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° 17.917', E 17° 19.313'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí