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Boundary changes & industrial advancement

In the year 1742 the northern part of Silesia and the Kladsko fell to Prussia by which means the Jesenicko lost some of its market outlets, and trade channels leading to the north were interrupted. Nevertheless, the textile industry continued to develop further on, and part of the sales areas moved to the Balkans. In the year 1822 the first manufactory to make fine linen was founded in Jeseník by Adolf Rayman. Later on it was revamped (modernized) with new machines and methods of bleaching, and its eminence spread across the entire Europe, England and English colonies, too. The second, no fewer significant act became the founding of spas and remedial (therapeutic) facilities by Vincence Priessnitz who as the first one worldwide began to use hydropathic methods, and soon he got vast publicity. The bath procedures were the destiny also for the wealthy guests who not only brought money to the region but let new facilities be built. The major benefit was building the railroad from Olomouc to Bruntál and to Jeseník. Through this the third economic expansion of Jesenicko Region was launched. The number of inhabitants within Jesenicko Region was increasing up until the World War I. At that time the community activity begins to develop, aimed above all at sports and tourism. Since the year 1881 an association (guild) that became the largest one was the “Moravskoslezský sudetský horský spolek” [Moravian-Silesian Sudetic Mountain Community] which began to mark the tourist paths, issue the maps, and tourist magazine called Altvater. Step by step, this community started to devote their time to building the chalets or view-towers as well.


Tourist locations

Mapa Mapa Zábřežsko Šumpersko Jesenicko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Ramzovské sedlo Zlatohorsko Javornicko a Žulovsko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Krnovsko Bruntálsko Rýmařovsko

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