The Ryžoviště - Břidličná Footpath

The starting point in Rýžoviště is behind the elementary school in the village. The theme of the trail is information about the history of the village, about gold panning in the village, and about natural attractions in the surrounding area, with examples from the local fauna and flora. There are six stops marked by educational boards. The route leads to the top of the “Výšina” Hill (682 metres above sea level), where there is a vantage point. After a short ridge section, it climbs down towards the small slate lakes in Břidličná. Here there are information boards dealing with the history and legends related to the surrounding area, as well as with the fauna and flora of these lakes.

The Janovice – Rabštejn Educational Footpath

The starting point of this trail is the “Janovice” Chateau, that used to be the Harrachs' residence for centuries, the chateau brewery and the extensive chateau park. From here the trail continues partly along the tourist marked route to the ruins of the Castle of Rabštejn. Only the rocks of which the castle walls used to be built have been preserved, therefore the adjacent rocks nowadays mainly serve as climbing walls for sports people and as a vantage point for tourists. The path is approximately 12 kilometres long and has nine information boards with the following topics: the history of the “Janovice” Chateau, legends about the “Janovice” area, natural attractions of the “Hochwald” woods, the “Pstruží potok” (Trout Brook) nature reserve, information about the “Jeseníky” Mountains protected landscape area and its fauna, brief history, legends and description of the “Rabštejn” Castle location. This educational footpath is designed for all categories of tourists.

The Strálek Educational Footpath

The starting point of the trail is the archaeological site “Hrádek” (the Small Castle) across the road from the “Excelent” (sic) brewery in Rýmařov. The path leading to the ruins of “Strálek” Castle is about 4 kilometres long and is marked by six information boards; on four of these boards there are legends and historical facts related to the ruins of “Strálek” Castle and to the town of Rýmařov, the others focus on natural sites. The trail leads along a field road and is also suitable for families with children.

The Shepherd’s Educational Footpath

This path leads the visitors around the farm and is mainly devoted to the breeding of the endangered species of the “Wallachian sheep”. A special attraction of this path is the practical part where, according to simple instructions, the visitor himself can try processing the wool and, at the end, he leaves with his own hand-made local wool product. The youngest visitors will experience a fairy tale that they have certainly not read yet; it was written specially about the Wallachian sheep from the village of Stránské and it explains why the Wallachian sheep are raised here of all the places. The fairy tale is also presented in the form of a colouring book; thus visitors of all ages can enjoy this educational path. In the winter season, the practical part takes place inside the farm buildings; the visitors can thus warm up while manufacturing their products in a pleasant atmosphere by the brick stove that dominates the premises.


The Educational Footpath in Horní Město

This path has 17 stops marking some of the most interesting facts in the history of the mining industry in the North Moravian and Silesian region and, especially, as related to the Horní Město settlement. Nowadays it is only the names of the towns or villages and their coats of arms that remind one of the fact that, in this region, metals were extracted for centuries. In the territory of Horní Město there used to be silver mines; in the year 1398 here used to be the hamlet called Hankštejn; mining activities lasted for eight centuries and they were ended in the year 1970. Source:


This trail crosses the Rejvíz national nature reserve in the Zlatohorská Highlands, east of the town of Jeseník; this nature reserve protects the largest peat bog area in Moravia and Silesia. It has two small lakes: “Velké mechové”, which is accessible to the public, and “Malé mechové”, access to the latter being prohibited. The peat bog was formed in the postglacial era and its exceptional natural environment has been preserved thanks to the climatic conditions in this region. Besides the typical peat vegetation, there is also the original “borovice blatka” (a subspecies of the mountain pine, “Pinus rotundata”), the Carpathian birch tree, and spruce stands. Among other rare plants there grows the carnivorous round-leaved sundew, “vstavač plamatý” – a Czech species of orchid, and others. The trail runs southwest from the cottage on the western edge of the village of Rejvíz, and is 2 kilometres long. There are five information boards that provide descriptions of the most significant aspects of the nature reserve.

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