In recent years, three artificial lakes have been created within the Čenkovice ski resort under Buková hora. The so-called Horní jezero (Upper Lake) is located at an elevation of 830 metres, while Pavlovo jezírko (Paul’s Lake) is a little lower. The most accessible, however, is the lake at Filipův pramen (707 m a.s.l.), which is right above the central car park under the lower BORER ski lift station (in winter under the Kids Park). More lakes are being constructed, with a total of eight planned for Čenkovice.
Filipův pramen is named after the son of one of the Ski Čenkovice site owners. The lake and mouth of the spring are built using only natural materials, wood and local boulders. The hand engraved information signs made from lime-wood also look great, made for us by wood carver František Čada from Luková near Lanškroun. The creators of the Čenkovice lakes sought out inspiration in Vincenz Priessnitz’s outdoor spas. You can dip your feet in them without fear and draw energy, as long as you aren’t put off by the trout of course.
Painful joints treated using radon
Water from Čenkovice’s springs and boreholes is enriched with radon. As such, it has beneficial effects on the body and its various diseases. In the summer, people with swollen feet or painful joints use the lake at Filipův pramen, but the Čenkovice water is also said to help people with skin problems. In the winter, the lake at Filipův pramen does not freeze, and so skiers can also visit it. When you visit Čenkovice, don’t forget to stop at the lake.