13 100 inhabitants
1st hydrotherapy spa in the world
1160 m long colonnade
80 mineral springs
The town of Jesenik, sometimes called the pearl of the Jeseniky Mountains, is situated in the far north of Moravia. Some 80 springs rise in the countryside around Jesenik and every single one has a name. Beautiful walks to the springs are one of the most popular activities in Jesenik. The spa has excellent weather at all times of the year. The first hydrotherapeutic institute was founded here and run by local doctor Vincenz Priessnitz, sometimes called ‘the water doctor’ and this made the Jesenik area known around the world as the birthplace of modern hydrotherapy.
Visitors have at their disposition several tennis courts, mini golf, squash courts, bowling, a swimming pool, sports equipment hire and go carting. There are superb conditions in the area for hiking and cycling, and in winter it is a great place to ski and skate.