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Jeseníky

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Around 1471, the town of Gesenke ceased to exist along with Castle Fürstenwalde (Prince's forest), according to which the adjacent valley was also named. The name was gradually used for the entire mountain range and the Czech form of the word "Jeseníky" may thereby be its Czech version of it. However, theories exist that the Jeseníky is an authentic Czech name meaning "jesenné hory" (autumny mountains) – a peak covered with ash tree groves.

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The Jeseníky Mountains – high rocky hillside and picturesque valleys, from where it seems as if the local mountains touch the skies... Although the second highest mountain range in the Czech Republic in the northernmost tip of Moravia is a protected landscape area with several nature reserves, it lives with the business of the tourism industry. Hundreds of kilometres of very well marked hiking, cycling and skiing trails and nature trails offer you the most beautiful corners of the mountains in the palm of your hand. Not to mention the observation towers, from which you receive a breathtaking view of the landscape (Háj, Zlatý Chlum, Biskupská kupa etc.). The entire area is exceptional not only for its wealth of natural wonders such as peat bogs with moss lakes, mountain torrents and waterfalls or unique rock formations, but also interesting technical and cultural monuments, which include a number of chateaus and castle ruins, special museum exhibits, Peter's Stones backed with witch legends or the timeless Priessnitz Spa. The Jeseníky Mountains are prepared for tourists – plenty of accommodation and catering facilities, ski buses and rentals of all sorts of equipment!

Tips for attractions
Brantice - chateau

Brantice - chateau

Renaissance chateau, the first phase of which was completed in 1576. Valentin Dressler of Scharfenstein...

Sovinec - castle

Sovinec - castle

The Gothic castle suffered several ordeals. Its taking by Danes in 1626 initiated construction of the...

Dívčí Hrad - chateau

Dívčí Hrad - chateau

Renaissance chateau from the 2nd half of the 16th century, which ranks among northern Italian castle...

Jeseník Observatory

Jeseník Observatory

The observatory was built from the initiative of the local teacher Vladimír Petřkovsky and it is one...

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13.03.2012

The Czech Republic belongs to Europe´s super powers when it comes to its beautiful array of castles and chateaux. There are more than two hundred of these historic buildings spread all over its thirteen...  more »
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