Králický Sněžník (1423 metres) is the tallest peak of Králický Sněžník massif, the third highest mountain range in the Czech Republic. All the way up, on the hill’s flat top, there are only ruins of an old lookout tower, however, the view is fantastic even without it. Only a small walk down from the peak, you will come upon the spring of river Morava.
A concrete lookout tower, which was formerly bulit for the purposes of a water reserve. It was constructed in the years 1931 and 1932, based on a project of A. Patrmann. After 1939, a sanitarium for German pilots resided here. The tower was reconstructed in the 60’s and later in the 80’s, and today you can enjoy watching the surrounding landscape from 25 meters above the ground.
Have you ever taken a stroll in the clouds? No? Well, now you’ve got your chance. In the hills above Dolní Morava village, you can walk your stairway to heaven, enjoy lying in a „spider’s web“ high above the tree tops and then sliding down via huge chute. The structure can resist a wind of 200kmph velocity.
Miedzylesie (or Mittelwalde, if you will) is a small Polish town on the river Nysa Klodzka, situated only 11km from the Czech border. You can see the baroque chateau, which directly connects to the parish church of Corpus Christi. Also, the historical town centre, St. Barbara church, 18th century vicarage and 18th century weavers‘ houses are worth visiting.
Formerly, an 1833 pilgrim church used to stand at the site of the current watchtower. Only in 2007, a unique structure was bulit, becoming the dominating view point of the village. It’s made of reinforced concrete, running 25 meters tall. The platform for sights is in the height of 22 meters and you’ll need to climb 130 steps to reach it.
On a hill above the town Králíky, an 18th century monastery is keeping a watchful eye on the valley below. You can reach it by following the stations of the Cross for 1.5km from the centre of the town. You are welcome to visit the monastery and it’s chapel, or just enjoy the views of nearby hill tops – Suchý vrch and Králický Sněžník.
If you were to follow the „Betonová hranice“ trail for about one kilometer south-east from the village Mladkov, you would come upon a spring called „Pramen knížete Rostislava“. It contains only a small amount of radium, however, just a few steps higher spring the streams Karolína and Šalamoun, both rich with radium, therefore offering certain healing effects. The first known records of the streams come from 1928, when these were marked as „Spa water“.
Military museum in Králíky
The steel structure was built in 2003 and it also servers as a radio tower. It’s 34,5 meters tall and the view point is in the height of 22 meters. From there, you are presented with the spectacle of Králický Sněžník massif, but also Jeseníky mountains and Eagle mountains panoramas. You can enter the tower without paying any fees.
Dolní Morava village is known for its ski resort, but it offers summertime activities too. There are fun parks for children, while the adults can enjoy bobsleigh tracks, adrenaline park with a huge swing or the Powerfan, which lets you experience a free-fall (with safe landing), small and big trampolines or a teepee village. If you feel like doing some sports, you can try the local mountain bike single-trail.
Formerly a mining town, the town is famous for it’s wood carving and pipe organ production. The town centre with the museum, townsfolk houses and baroque church of St. Michael Archangel all offer quite a sight. You can also see the military museum and artillery fort. If you feel like walking for a bit, you can follow the stations of the Cross up on a nearby hill and see the baroque monastery and it’s facilities.
The musem in the town of Hanušovice is naturally beer-themed. The exposition contains the following: the evolution of beer-brewing in the area and the tools and devices which were once used in the beer-making process. For example, these are the wooden kegs, made by the local masters of coopery, but also the historical malting shovels or tap-room appliances, allowing you to experience the atmosphere of old pubs. It is also possible to arrange a tour of the brewery itself.
Between 1932 and 1938, a water reservoir was bulit on the Divoká Orlice river. The lake is about 7 kilometres long and provides for a great outdoor swimming. You can also fish, scuba-dive, borrow boats or go for a ride along the local bike trails. A part of the lake serves as a water power station.
Before the WW2, many different forts and bunkers were built in the Králíky area, because the German units were expected to push south there. You can find light bunkers, artillery forts and infantry bockhouses scattered accross the land. One such blockhouse (K-S 8 „U nádraží“) is situated two kilometers to the north-east from the town Kálíky.