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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Stará Ves

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.

Stará Ves is a foothill village that had always been connected with ore mining in the past. In the village surroundings, you can find the Pstruží Potok (“Trout Stream”) Nature Reserve protecting biotopes of wetland alder woods merging into waterlogged spruce woods and a complex of peat-bog meadows which were in the 1950’s still characteristic for landscape in the greater Rýmařov area. In the northeast, there is the Růžová Nature Reserve with wetland biotopes and in the northwest, the U Slatinného Potoka Nature Monument with wet fenny meadows and spring areas. In the village, you can see St. John of Nepomuk’s statue.

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 49° 57.530', E 17° 14.197'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí