Moravian-Silesian Beskydy belongs to the Western Beskydy Mountains, which are part of the Outer Western Carpathians. They can be found for the most part in the east of the Czech Republic and in the west of the Slovak Republic. Beskydy belongs to the part of the Western Carpathians that began to form in the late Mesozoic and Tertiary from the sediments of the sea (Tethys). The highest mountain is Lysá hora (1 324 m above sea level), which is one of the rainiest places in the Czech Republic (annual average rainfall 1459.2 mm/year).
In earlier times, the Beskydy Mountains were mainly made up of fir-beech forests, which were replaced to a greater extent by spruce forests. The northern part of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy belongs to the Oder river basin and the southern part to the Danube river basin. The entire Beskydy area is a well-known reservoir of quality drinking water.
The westernmost peak of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains is Mount Radhošt', where the pagan Slavic god Radhošt' (the god of the sun, war and victory) is said to have resided. Nowadays, a sculpture of Cyril and Methodius and a chapel can be found at the top of the mountain. According to the legend, Cyril and Methodius had the original statue of the god Radegast and erected a Christian cross here.
Lysá hora 1 324 m
Smrk 1 174 m, Kněhyně 1 257 m, Trnavý 1 203 m, Radhošť 1 129 m, Javorový 1 032 m
Radhošt' Highland; Lysohorská Highland; Klokočovská Highland
Beskydy Protected Landscape Area
It's part of the system: Western Beskids
It is in the countries: the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic
Predominant rocks: clay; siltstone; sandstone; sandstone; duststone