The rock formation, which is made of slate and roller, can be seen on the northern slope of the hill Vysoká hole (1464 m) directly above the tourist cottage Ovčárna. Petrovy stones are part of the Praděd national nature reserve and are not accessible to tourists.
Petrovy stones are botanically unique places of European significance. The relics of the Ice Age survive here - a number of rare lichens and mosses, herbaceous willow and especially two Jesenic endemic species: Jesenic bell and Jesenic beetle.
During the witch trials in the 17th century Petrovy stones were called the site of witchcraft. According to the legend, Peter's stones were given the name of a young blacksmith who hid with his girlfriend, the daughter of a Sovereign master estate when he fled to her father.
July 8, 2016
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