Hradec Králové region - Observation towers and sight-seeing locations
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The construction of the 72 metre tower of Hořice sandstone was commenced in 1574 with donations from residents. In 1581 the imposing bell Augustine (169 cm high and 260 cm wide) was hung on the tower. The size of the bell in the country is exceeded only by the St. Vitus bell Zikmund.
Address: Franušova 1, Hradec Králové
Libníkovice - iron lookout tower
The fifteen meters high iron lookout tower was built by inhabitants of Libníkovice in 1930. It was considered a compensation for the hundreds of years old national Lime Tree, with a staircase allegedly leading to its capitulum.
- Viewpoint on Jehlický Hill
Žižkov's Table offers views not only of the battlefield area on Chlum, but also of the Giant Moutains, Eagle mountains, and to the south towards the Iron Mountains. According to legend, Jan Žižka of Trocnov camped and lunched here with his army in 1423. This event is marked by a memorial here, which...
Memorial to 1866 battle at Chlum - war museum, iron lookout tower
A war museum was built on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the battle in the middle of the battlefield on the top of Chlum. The telecommunication tower with an observation deck replaced the original observation tower in 1999. From the 34 metre high observation deck there are fantastic views of...
Address: Chlum 66, Všestary
Charcoal Pile Observation Tower
The unique triangular observation tower made from wood, steel and cast concrete is 31 m high, the viewing platform is located at a height of 27 m and 160 steps lead to it. The observation tower offers a beautiful view of the Giant Mountains, Jeseniky, Eagle and Iron Mountains.
Address: Vysoká nad Labem
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