Vršatec klippe near Vršatské Podhradie
|Elevation||970 m (3,180 ft)|
|Countries||Slovakia and Czech Republic|
|Parent range||Western Carpathians|
They are part of the Slovak-Moravian Carpathians, stretching from the Váh river and the Little Carpathians in the south along the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the Morava and the Javorníky range in the north. It is named after its white dolomite cliffs.
The medium altitude is 473 m and the highest peaks are:
- Veľká Javorina (Czech: Velká Javořina), 968 metres
- Chmeľová, 926 metres
- Makyta, 923 metres
- Veľký Lopeník, 911 metres
The landscape is protected on both sides of the mountains: Biele Karpaty Protected Landscape Area in Slovakia, founded in 1979, and Bílé Karpaty Protected Landscape Area in the Czech Republic, founded in 1980, a Man and Biosphere Reserve since 1996. The areas contain a wide variety of fauna and flora. Some species found there are endemic, especially some types of orchids which grow only in the meadows of the White Carpathians.
In this area, Lednica castle is located, perhaps the most inaccessible one amongst the castles in Slovakia. It was built in the middle of the 13th century and it was the seat of the Lednice estate. Austrian imperial troops destroyed it at the beginning of the 18th century. Only the remains of walls survive.
- Bíle Karpaty Protected Landscape Area official website
- Biele Karpaty Protected Landscape Area at Slovakia.travel
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