Javorový vrch

Are you attracted to history? Then go to a place where iron ore was mined in the Middle Ages.

Information for visitors

Adress: , Oldřichovice
GPS: 49.62057890, 18.60741140
Javorový vrch map

Interesting facts Javorový vrch

The national natural monument is located in the Bruntál district near the village of Malá Morávka. The reason for protection is the complex of a medieval subsurface ore mine. This complex includes underground and surface parts, which form a significant geological profile in the complex of rocks of the Vrbenská series. Here you can observe a number of remnants of heaps, terrain depressions, ditch and canyon depressions and exposed rock walls. There are also several mouths of galleries, ventilation shafts and chimneys. From the 13th century until 1870, Devonian iron ore was mined here.

The occurrence of the community of bats of the genus Chiroptera is exceptional here. The remnant of the flowering beech on the surface in the eastern part of the Hrubý Jeseník massif and the types of natural habitats and species for which EVL Javorový vrch was declared are also extraordinary.

On the territory of the national natural monument Javorový vrch lies the natural monument Štola pod Jelení cesta, where there is the most massive wintering ground for bats in northern Moravia.

Author: Marie Bukovinská