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Category: Cities, Local time: 15:02:17, Altitude: 397m, Official WWW website:

Velke Losiny is situated north of the Moravian city of Šumperk in the east of the Czech Republic . The village lies in the valley of the Desná and Losinka rivulets, in beautiful nature of the Hrubý Jeseník mountain range. Velke Losiny has a population of about 3,000 inhabitants.

Witchcraft Trials

The first mention of Velke Losiny dates back to the beginning of the 14th century. Since the second half of the 15th century the municipality belonged to the Žerotínové family. In mid-16th century Velke Losiny became the center of their land and it flourished. Under the rule of Jan Jr. from Žerotín, the local fortress was reconstructed to become a representative Renaissance castle, a paper-mill was founded and a new Lutheran church and a school were built. In 1678 the countess Galle invited the inquisitor Henri Boblig from Edelstadt to the Velke Losiny lands. That was the beginning of the well-known witchcraft trials. 56 persons from the Losiny lands became victims of these trials. This event served as inspiration to the artist Václav Kaplický, who wrote about it in his book Kladivo na čarodějnice (Witchhammer) . At the beginning of the 19th century, Velke Losiny was purchased by the Liechtenstein family. A brewery was built in the village at that time. The construction of a weaving mill and an engineering plant followed. Last but not least, the spa was expanded. Further expansion of Velke Losiny Spa followed in 1923, when a new sanatorium was built.

The Present

Today Velke Losiny is mostly a spa resort and a popular tourist destination. Velke Losiny Spa is a thermal spa and the premises comprise the unique thermal outdoor pool . You can find a football pitch, a minigolf course and a cinema in the village. The "Spa Express" train goes through Velke Losiny. It is a small train that will take you to the places of interest of the village: the Velke Losiny castle, the national culture monument of hand-operated Velke Losiny paper mill , the Praděd Hotel, the outdoor thermal pool , the main spa buildings or the Diana Wellness hotel. The former Baroque Žerotín granary and John the Baptist´s Church with the Žerotín family tomb are interesting sights. Velke Losiny is situated in beautiful nature. The castle is surrounded by a park and the spa premises are located in the beautiful English park. Several hiking trails and cyclist paths map the virgin nature in the Velke Losiny environs. In winter you can enjoy the cross-country skiing trails. It is said that Velke Losiny is most charming in spring when the spa park is deluged with blossoming azalea and rhododendron flowers.

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GPS: 50.032, 17.0406
Altitude: 397 m
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Last update: 2012-10-21 20:50:00

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Activities: horse-riding, fishing, water skiing, skiing, paintball
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Transportation and means of transport: railway
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: railway station, peaceful locality, bathing and swimming, flat surrounding area, near large towns, ski resorts nearby, important birthplace, sauna, forests
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: far from the airport
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: campsite, rent-a-car company, car repair service, supermarket, lawyer services, library
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Suitable for: business, shopping, active vacation, health tourism, romantic vacation

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