Lysá hora

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Lysá hora (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɪsaː ˈɦora]; Polish: Łysa Góra; German: Lysa-berg, Kahlberg, local dialect: Gigula) is the highest mountain of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids range in the Czech Republic and also of Cieszyn Silesia. It is one of the rainiest places of the country with an annual precipitation of over 1,500 mm (60 in). It is the 26th highest mountain in the Czech Republic.


The name Lysá hora can be translated as bald mountain; the name came from the fact that Lysá hora had no trees. The place is first mentioned in a written document from 1261 as Lissa huera.


Today, the mountain is also a small ski resort and a popular place for hiking in summer, attracting casual hikers, and fans of Nordic walking, running, cross-country skiing, and alpine skiing. The area has also hosted various sports competitions.It is the site of the Ivančena stone mound erected as a memorial for the Scouts who were executed in April 1945 in Cieszyn, modern-day Poland, for their part in anti-Nazi resistance.
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