Jeseník is a town located in the historic Czech Silesia region of the Czech Republic. The original name was Freiwaldau, deriving from German Frei vom Walde, meaning “free from the woods”. After World War II the town was renamed after the surrounding mountains which are called Jeseníky.

The town lies in the heart of these mountains, in a landscape full of natural resources, greenery and silence. Jeseník is famous for its springs of healing water, clean air and spa, named after the famous native and founder of modern hydrotherapy, Vincenz Priessnitz.