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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.

Today’s Písečná lies in part of a former village called Wüstekirche (Desolate Church), mentioned in 1373 when it already had iron-mills, and iron ore and gold were mined here. Perhaps as early as in the 14th century, a chapel stood here, later rebuilt in a small church and in 1753 in a Baroque church. The Chebzí Natural Monument is located nearby. It is a rather dry meadow not far from the village of Chebzí, with many orchid species. It has the largest occurrence of the Elder-flowered Orchid in the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area. The Na Špičáku Cave can be found on the forested hill of Špičák (also called Velký Špičák, 516 m), located 1 km north of Písečná. Underground the hill, there is a cave maze with 230 metres of accessible corridors.

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° 16.401', E 17° 15.189'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí