Orlické hory

Orlické Mountains

View from Velká Deštná
Highest point
Peak Velká Deštná
Elevation 1,115 m (3,658 ft)
Coordinates 50°18′18″N 16°23′57″E / 50.30500°N 16.39917°E / 50.30500; 16.39917
Length 50 km (31 mi)
Width 8 km (5.0 mi)
Countries Czech Republic and Poland
States/Provinces Hradec Králové Region (CZ), Pardubice Region (CZ) and Lower Silesian Voivodeship (PL)
Range coordinates 50°13′N 16°30′E / 50.22°N 16.5°E / 50.22; 16.5Coordinates: 50°13′N 16°30′E / 50.22°N 16.5°E / 50.22; 16.5
Borders on Bystrzyckie Mountains, Table Mountains and Śnieżnik Mountains
Location of the Orlické hory in the Czech Republic
Shelter Masarykova Chata in Orlicke Hory

The Orlické Mountains (Czech: Orlické hory, Polish: Góry Orlickie, German: Adlergebirge ("Eagle Mountains")) are a mountain range located mainly in northeastern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, forming a subgroup of the Central Sudetes. They follow the border with Klodzko Land in Poland for 25 miles (40 km). The mountains are mainly composed of crystalline rocks, consistent with the makeup of the northern rim of the highlands of Bohemia. The highest point in the range is Velká Deštná, at 1,115 m (3,658 ft).


The entire region has maintained its original natural character over the centuries, which is why you will find beech primeval forests, protected landscape areas or nature parks and reserves, interwoven with trails, right next to chateaux and town parks and groomed rural gardens. The gentle rolling hills interlaced with hiking trails, a dense network of cycle trails and routes leading along rivers are ideal for families with children, recreational tourists and seniors as well. Those who love excitement and sports will find plenty of adrenaline activities here. Romantics will find a corner for themselves not only in the higher parts of the mountains and dense forests, but also at meandering rivers winding through valleys, during boat rides on ponds and dams or at old castle ruins. And if you happen to get lost in mountain forests, maybe Princess Kačenka, ruler of the Eagle Mountains, will show you the right way. And in winter, Rampušák will help you out of an avalanche.

Panorama of Orlické hory from south

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