The protected area encompasses the entire massif of Hrubý Jeseník, the largest mountain range in Moravia, which is located at extraordinarily diverse altitudes ranging from 330 to 1492 metres above sea level. Eighty per cent of the region is covered by forests, which at some places acquire the character of virgin forests. Natural grassy uplands, of extraordinary interest for natural scientists, can be found at the highest altitudes of Hrubý Jeseník. Praděd is the higest peak with 1492 m and with TV tower, which has a lookout point at 70 metres above the mountain peak.
The highest mountains in the eastern part of the Czech Republic hide a number of surprises and ideal conditions for summer and winter sports. The area has maintained a lot of of technical monuments, too, which are worth to visit. Tourists can find water-powered mills, brick factory, old mining house or a windmill. And last but not least 5 water-therapy spas - Velké Losiny, Bludov near Šumperk, Karlova Studánka, Lipová and the first hydrotherapeutic institutions in the world - Priessnitz spas in Jeseník.