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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.

History of Sobotín is connected with iron ore mining. In the 19th century, Sobotín became an important centre of the Industrial Revolution. A major iron-processing company was set up here, which largely contributed to the construction of railways, and even today, we can see the name “Sobotín” on several railway tracks. In close surrounding of the village, you can visit important geological deposits. These include the locality Pharrerb, which is part of an informative mineralogical trail, the nearby abandoned quarry Smrčina, the Rasovna deposit or Granátová Skála minerals’ deposit. As for cultural monuments, you can visit the Renaissance Church of St. Laurence, which became an opening place of infamous witch trials. Significant activities of the entrepreneurial Klein family are evidenced today by the chateau building or mausoleum with a park.

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° 0.944', E 17° 4.827'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí