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Kamenolom Vyšný

Vyšný – history and present

Village Vyšný (in German: Weischseln) is located in the South Bohemian Region, in the district of Český Krumlov, about 2.7 km northwest of the historical center of Český Krumlov (direct air line). Cadastral territory Vyšný occupies an area of 5.83 km². Geomorphologically Vyssny belongs to the province of Czech Highlands, the Šumava subprovince, the Šumavská hornatina, the Šumava foothills and the Českokrumlovská vrchovina sub-area. The highest point is Vyšný vrch with an altitude of 744 m. Cadastral territory Vyšný flows in the north – south stream Hučnice, in the direction west – east Lazecký Potok and in the north – south direction several other small water streams. In the western peninsula, a high-rise settlement dating back to the Bronze Age (2300–800 BC) was discovered. In the cadastral area Vyšný was declared the small-scale specially protected area of the National Nature Reserve Vyšenské Hills. It is located in the southern part of Blanský les Protected Landscape Area. It is a significant, species rich variety of forest, shrubs and grasslands, bound to limestone subsoil. These habitats colonize a number of endangered and particularly protected species of fungi, wild plants and wildlife. The educational trail of Vyšenské hills, which includes an outdoor geological exposition and a botanical rock, passes through the territory. Another small-area specially protected area is the Natural Monument of Výří vrch. The northern part of Vyšný passes the educational trail called „Granátník“, which aims at the 810 m high hill of Granátník with a lookout tower on the slope.

GPS position

N 48° 50.011', E 14° 17.826'