Salamander Spring

The Salamander Spring, a protected area in the Palkovice Hills, is a small miracle, producing the purest spring water. It is replenished from the fountainhead in the nearby Myslík quarry, which together form a miniature reserve for amphibians. The crystal water from this spring is not only highly prised by the locals, but is also one of the last places in the Czech Republic where you can spot the fabled salamander, which breeds just below the point where the water comes to the surface.

Within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, ČSOP Alces installed a canopy in 2008 above the well and improved access to the water, but also took measures to ensure that visitors won't enter the wetland and that the fountainhead is protected, while still allowing tourists to watch the local wildlife from up close.

place:Myslík, District of Frýdek-Místek, Moravian-Silesian Region
Way there:The Salamander Spring is close to the Myslík quarry. After crossing the Ondřejnice Brooklet on the road from Hukvald to Myslík, turn to the left into the cottage colony, and follow the way until you reach the spring. GPS: N 49°37.24902', E 18°14.42202'
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Endangered plants:

Small-Leaved Helleborine
Small-Leaved Helleborine

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