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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Velké Losiny

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.

Velké Losiny is located in the foothills of Hrubý Jeseník. The town features a rich history and numerous historical monuments and points of interest. It is one of the oldest towns in the Šumperk district. The most remarkable historical landmarks have been built in the town since the 15th century. They include a Renaissance chateau with a park, originally established as a Renaissance garden, later rebuilt as a Baroque park in the French style and in 1802 as an English park. Other monuments include a parish church, ecclesiastical and secular buildings, spa and a paper mill, which is the last paper mill in Europe to produce traditional hand-made paper. Velké Losiny is a renowned spa resort, surrounded by extensive fruit orchards. Infamous witch trials are also associated with Velké Losiny. In the town vicinity, you can visit the Granátová Skála minerals’ deposit.

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° 2.158', E 17° 2.781'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí