Ondřejník - Podbeskydská pahorkatina

Ondřejník undoubtedly belongs to the typical panorama of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains, to which he is often included, but he is not officially in their territory. It falls to the Podbeskydská pahorkatina with the highest peak Skalka (964 m above sea level) and in the case of Ondřejník it is actually a separate mountain massif, alone and significantly protruding. We can find it between Frýdlant nad Ostravicí and Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem and it is separated from the Beskydy Mountains by a distinctive Frenštátská ravine.

Information for visitors

Adress: Ondřejník, Metylovice
GPS: 49.58460110, 18.31300940
Ondřejník - Podbeskydská pahorkatina map

Interesting facts Ondřejník - Podbeskydská pahorkatina

Ondřejník is worth a visit mainly because of the beautiful view that its peak offers. Whether it's Lysá hora, Smrk, Kněhyně or Radhošť, the view from here is truly fabulous! Very often, the route leading from Kunčice is chosen to overcome it, on which there is a well just below the top.

The highest peak of Ondřejník is the mentioned Skalka, whose slopes fall into the nature reserve of the same name. It consists of fir-beech vegetation up to 180 years old, the character of which sometimes changes to primeval. Under the very top of Skalka, it is possible to come across large boulders, to which there is a legend about the bandit Ondráš, who allegedly hid his stolen catches under Lysá hora, where he dug from Skalka and then flooded the corridor with these boulders.

In 1907, a tourist cottage was built under Ondřejník, which was enlarged in 1930. In 1933, the Solárka was built next to the cottage, also a tourist cottage, which was damaged by a fire in 2002. Almost next to the cottage it is possible to visit the chapel of St. Antonín, where a pilgrimage takes place every year, on the feast of the saint.


Author: Andrea Štyndlová