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Hiking trail Branna Vozka

In the footsteps of the defunct settlement of Josefova

Length:
26 km
Estimated time:
7,5 h
Elevation gain:
1055 m
Highest peak:
1423 m. a. s. l.

Information

Route type:
Circuit
For strollers:

Branna - Alojzov - Josefova - Vozka - Keprnik - Serak - Cernava - Banjaluka

Difficulty level

A very challenging route. Suitable for experienced hikers. It is not suitable for less experienced tourists.
5 / 5

Navigation to the parking lot

Park your car comfortably in the parking lot and go on a day trip to the mountains.

Description

The route starts at the parking lot at the castle in Branna, where you can park your vehicle. Follow the green tourist sign Pasak Nature Trail, which will take you around the Mariansky Spring to the train station.

Behind the station, you will come across a crossroads. The green tourist sign leads through a cattle pen. Unfortunately, in this case, a breeding bull is very often found here. After a few kilometers, even an electric fence can discourage you.

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You can either walk through the fence and continue along the green tourist sign (across the field or through the edge of the forest), or you can go around the fence along the Pasak Nature Trail, which will take you through the beautiful rock formations Kovadlina and Pasak.
Viewpoint Predni Alojzov
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After a few kilometers of walking, you will reach the forest, where you will find the remains of the defunct settlement of Josefova. The most famous remnant is the Josefova Roadway Bridge. It is a former forest railroad that helped the locals with logging.

Josefova Roadway Bridge
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In the footsteps of the defunct settlement of Josefova

It is a defunct settlement that was abandoned in the 1950s because it could not be settled after the expulsion of the German population. The settlement was founded in 1734 to ensure the operation of the glassworks. Originally, four glassmaking families lived here. After the closure of the glassworks in 1790, other settlers came to the village. A large decrease in population occurred during the Second World War, when adult men were conscripted into the army. After the war, a large part of the population was displaced. During the 1950s, the settlement ceased to exist. To this day, only one building has been preserved from the settlement.

Behind the Hucava waterfall, the trail runs parallel to the brook. You will probably walk along a path through which water will flow.

Hucava Waterfall
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Here, water very often flows across the road, we recommend taking waterproof or impregnated shoes with you.

Gradually, you will reach Hasova cottage. Here you can relax and drink water from the well. Subsequently, the route will take you to the Nad Hasovou signpost, where you will connect to the yellow route in the direction of Vozka.

Vozka Mountain, the eighth highest peak of the Hruby Jesenik Mountains, with an altitude of 1377 m above sea level. Here there are 7-meter-high rocks at the top of the mountain that you can climb are interesting for tourists and nature. In beautiful weather, there is a beautiful view of Vresova studanka and Praded.

Rock formations on the top of Vozka

From Vozka, follow the yellow tourist sign to the not so demanding red tourist sign, which will take you to Keprnik Mountain. It is the fourth highest mountain of the Hruby Jesenik, with an altitude of 1423 m above sea level, on which there is a frost log cabin.

Keprnik

From Keprnik, the route is planned in the direction of Cernava. However, you will get to a signpost where you can go to Serak, or to the restaurant at Chata Jiriho na Seraku. There is also a beautiful view of Jesenik.

Jiriho na Seraku Restaurant

From the signpost at Serak, there is a challenging rocky route from Serak to Cernava, in places with large stones.

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Please note that despite the fact that this is a cycling route, the path leads through difficult rocky terrain. Appropriate footwear is recommended.
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Rocky route from Serak to Cernava

The route through Cernava will take you to the Nad Dobra voda signpost, where you will set off from the red route to the blue route towards Branna. The route is surrounded by many interesting military bunkers from World War II during the general mobilization in September 1938.

Infantry blockhouse STM 52

At the Nad Splavem signpost, follow the green tourist sign in the direction of Banjaluka to the viaduct. After the viaduct, follow the Nature Trail under the Bird Plan. You will exit in Branna at the cemetery and head towards the municipal office and the parking lot, where you will see your vehicle.

Difficulty level

A very challenging route. Suitable for experienced hikers. It is not suitable for less experienced tourists.
5 / 5

Navigation to the parking lot

Park your car comfortably in the parking lot and go on a day trip to the mountains.

Services on the route

Parking Lot
U Zamku
Spring
Mariansky Spring
Rock Formations
Pasak
Rock Formations
Kovadlina
Interestingness
Josefova Roadway Bridge
Locality
Defunct settlement of Josefova
Brook
Hucava
Waterfall
Hucava Waterfall
Tourist Cottage
Hasova Cottage
Spring
Spring at Hasova Cottage
National Natural Area
NNA Serak-Keprnik
Mountain Peak
Vozka (1377 m. n. m.)
Locality
Japanese Garden
Locality
Trojmezi
Interestingness
Trojmezni stone
Mountain Peak
Keprnik (1423 m. n. m.)
Mountain Peak
Serak (1351 m. n. m.)
Tourist Cottage
Jiriho na Seraku Restaurant
Interestingness
Bell Tower at Serak
Interestingness
Statue of a chamois (Serak)
Viewpoint
Konska Viewpoint
Locality
Infantry log cabins (bunkers)
Brook
Klepacsky Brook
Prostor pro
Vaši reklamu
Máte v okolí Hrubého Jeseníku ubytování, restauraci nebo třeba firmu, a chtěli byste se dostat více do povědomí?
rostislav.kozelouzek@hrubyjesenik.cz

What not to forget?

Head out into the mountains with the appropriate gear and gear. Including plenty of water and food.
Do not enter places outside the approved tourist signs.
Don't go alone! We recommend going to the mountains at least in pairs.
Respect nature! Do not destroy it, do not make loud noises and do not leave garbage behind.
Save the phone number in case you'll be in an emergency situation.
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