Luisa's Valley is a picturesque mountain settlement near Velká Deštná right in the very heart of the Orlické Mountains. It was founded in the 19th century and is mentioned in historical sources in connection with the year 1828. You can get to this romantic place if you go about 2.5 km from Deštné in the Eagle Mountains. The village is situated at an altitude of 828 meters and in a beautiful region, which is an ideal tip for a trip and a few days of relaxation.
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Interesting facts Luisa's Valley
Luisa's valley is interwoven with several hiking trails and the whole surroundings of this mountain settlement are rich in attractive places. Originally, the vast majority lived here lumberjacks, and in 1845, the Anenská glassworks was established here, which no longer serves its original purpose.
How did the name Luisa's valley come about? Antonín Slivka, who then owned the Solnice estate at the time, was responsible for this. He named the valley in the mountains after his mother Marie Luisa and imprinted the name of the smelter after his wife Anna.
TIP: If you want to go to Velká Deštná, the highest peak of the Orlické Mountains, you can park in the parking lot in front of the former game preserve. From here, the road leads to the top.
A printed guide from 1939 speaks of Luisa's Valley as "a small settlement scattered along the new road, with a new restaurant and an old pub.
Anenská Huť no longer exists at present, not a single house has survived. From the nearby village of Kamenec, 6 of the original 25 houses have been preserved to this day, which they now use for children's camps.
TIP: You can get to Velká Deštná on foot or by bike along a cycle path. The length of the route is about 60 km and it is a moderately demanding route.
Luisa's valley ski resort
In Luisa's valley you will also find a ski resort, which includes two lifts: 500 m anchor and 300 m poma. The ski slopes are suitable for downhill skiing as well as for snowboarding or for families with children. There is also a ski and snowboard school, a whirlpool and a sauna.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová