Javořice

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Location
49°13'15"N
015°20'21"E
Country
 Czech Republic
Categories
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  • Nature
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Javořice German: Jaborschützeberg; Polish: Jaworzsycze (Maple hill); (837 metres) is the highest mountain of Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, southern part of Javořice Highlands ), Moravia and Bohemia Czech Republic. Located on the historical border between Bohemia and Moravia, and right on trace where runs line of main European drainage divide(do not cross the summit, only runs on southern slope). The average annual temperature is about 3.5 °C. A TV and radio transmitter is situated on the top. The upper platform is used as a facility building by broadcaster. The mountain is also a popular area for skiing.

History

. First construction on the mountain was simple cabin (1925) as refuge for mountain hikers.

Geology

The entire massif consists mainly by moldanubic, i.e. series of rocks generated during sedimentation in precambric sea and wrinkled later into mountain chains and composed of crystalline slates and gneiss (a metamorphic rock with foliations), mica schicht and quartzite. The summit is a round and smooth.

Flora

Summit is forested by mixed mainly spruce forest, with some pines, birches and maples. Plants: False lily, fern bracken, western oakfern, and lot of bilberryes.

Watchtower

The observation tower - upper platform of transmitter tower is closed to the public and can be used by transmitter staff only. The Krkonoše (Sněžka), Malá Fatra Mts., Javorníky and Alps (Schneeberg) can be seen from the transmitter tower platform.

Surrounding

3.5 km to southeast is located most important granite quarry in Mrákotín, well famous by origin of unique obelisk in Prague castle yard designed by architect Josip Plečnik
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