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The Jeseníky Mountains

Mapa oblasti Jeseníky Heřmanovice village monument reserve|This Silesian village in the heart of the Jeseník Mountains arose in the 14th century. The Scythe plant in Karlovice in Silesia|In this unique museum scythes for cutting grass and grains, wire and other tools were produced. Spa resort in Karlova Studánka|The unique group of spa buildings at the foot of Praděd Mountain. Praděd mountain|The highest mountain in the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains with a 162 m high television transmitter. Sovinec Castle|The largest castle complex in 1332. Bruntál Chateau|Beautiful chateau with Renaissance arcades in the courtyard and pretty park. Narrow-gauge railway|The Narrow-gauge railway  from Třemešná in Silesia to Osoblaha. Slezské Rudoltice Chateau|Chateau and the gardens earning the nickname Silesian Versailles. Hans Kudlich’s observation tower|30 m high observation tower with two-story view. Linhartovy Chateau|Initially a fortress was rebuilt  into a Renaissance chateau.

The Jeseníky Mountains spread out in the most northern corner of Moravia at the state border with Poland. Their heart is formed by the Hrubý Jeseník, the second highest mountain ridge in the Czech Republic, dominated by the majestic, 1,492-metre-high Praděd Mountain. The region is further formed by the massive of the Kralický Sněžník, the Rychlebské Mountains and the Nízký Jeseník. All those mountain ridges, except for the Nízký Jeseník, are higher than 1,000 m above sea level. The Nízký Jeseník Mountains with their highest mountain Slunečná (798 m above sea level) create a slightly undulating elevated plateau in the east of the region. The Jeseníky provide ideal conditions for recreation, hiking and sports, especially winter sports. The whole region is interwoven with a dense network of marked hiking paths, and the many recreational and sports centres offer possibilities to spend pleasant moments of relaxation or sport in these Moravian mountains.