Treetop Trail Lipno

Explore South Bohemia in Lipno nad Vltavou! Just a short walk away you will find the Treetop Trail, which will pleasantly surprise you not only with its lookout tower!

Information for visitors

Adress: Lipno nad Vltavou 307, Lipno nad Vltavou
GPS: 48.65316690, 14.23083310
Treetop Trail Lipno map

Interesting facts Treetop Trail Lipno

The wooden lookout tower is part of the Lipno Treetop Trail. It is located on the Kramolín hill near Lipno nad Vltavou, approximately 30 km southwest of Český Krumlov. The lookout tower was officially opened on July 10, 2012.

The lookout tower is located at an altitude of 901 meters and its total height is 40 meters. A 303-meter-long footbridge and 19 steps to the outer gallery lead you to the viewing platform. From here you can see the Lipno Dam, Novohradské Mountains, Šumava and the Alps.

The trail is located in the village of Lipno nad Vltavou, at the top of Kramolín. Also nearby is Active Park Lipno. The car can be parked in a large car park and from there you can either take a bus line, a four-seater cable car or walk. At the top of the lookout tower, it is possible to rent an off-road scooter, with which you can go all the way down and return it there.

Except on December 24, the lookout tower is open every day. From November to March it is open from 10 am to 4 pm. You can get here in April, May and October between 10:00 and 18:00. From June to September, you can get here from 09:30 until 19:00. During the holidays, it is always open until midnight on Saturdays. However, it is possible that the trail will be closed due to bad weather.

The local observation tower is absolutely unique. It is part of the Treetop Trail and was built in 2012. The trail, a total of 675 meters long, contains several educational and adrenaline-fueled elements. The trail is supported by 75 pillars. There is a mixed forest on the Kramolín hill, among the trees of which you will discover partial views. However, the most beautiful one can be found on a nine-sided observation tower with a diameter of 24 meters. The first observation floor is located at a height of 37 meters and visitors can be guided by a spiral footbridge. A short staircase leads to the highest point of the tower, located at a height of 40 meters above the ground. In addition, the tower has a 52-meter-long dry water slide, thanks to which it entered the list of Czech records.

The trail was designed by German architect Josef Stöger. The construction cost approximately 62 million crowns and lasted a total of 60 days. The grand opening of the Trail took place on July 20, 2012, but the first tourists were able to visit it on July 10, 2012. President Václav Klaus also attended the grand opening.

Author: Andrea Štyndlová