The town of Jeseník located in the northernmost corner of Moravia is overlooked by a rather special structure reminiscent of a chateau. In 1822 a hydropathic institute, the first facility of its kind in the world, was erected there, on a mountainous hill-side at an altitude of 620 metres above sea level. Its construction marked the beginning of modern balneology which was overseen by the local progressive folk therapist Vincenz Priessnitz. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth, the name of this therapist was entered into the UNESCO Calendar of World Anniversaries.

Jeseník, located in an intact mountain environment with pure air, is above all a climatic spa, which, however, offers its guests a range of supplementary summer and winter sports opportunities.