Jarník lookout tower
Would you like to take a trip somewhere outside the city, but not too far? The lookout tower on Jarník can be easily reached on foot directly from Písek! Make your day more pleasant and take a romantic walk too!
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Interesting facts Jarník lookout tower
The iron lookout tower in Jarník near Písek also serves as a transmitter for the mobile operator. The lookout tower is located on the Jarník hill at an altitude of 609 meters, approximately 4 km east of Písek. It was opened in 1997.
The total height of the lookout tower is 59.4 meters. A total of 182 steps lead to the viewing platform, located at a height of 34.6 meters. The lookout tower provides a view of the Central Bohemian Uplands, Choustník, Brdy, Novohradské Mountains, Písek, Šumava and the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.
The lookout tower can be reached on foot from Písek along the red tourist sign. This road is approximately 4 km long. The next road leads along the yellow tourist sign from Horní Novosedly and is about 2 km long. From the village of Kluky, a road about 4 km long follows the blue tourist sign.
If you come here by car, it is easiest to drive through the eastern part of Písek to the U Vodáka car park, where it is possible to leave your car. The ban on entering the Písek Mountains continues to apply. From here, follow the blue or red tourist signs. Both are about the same length - about 2 km.
Cyclist route No. 1017 from the Živec cottage has been set up for cyclists.
During the season you can get to the lookout tower every day. From December to April, the lookout tower is only open on weekends, but in case of interest, you can borrow the keys from the lookout tower in the Živec cottage.
The Písek section of the Czech Tourists' Club at the beginning of the last century was already trying to build a lookout tower on Jarník Hill. A fund was also set up on his initiative. Soon a simple wooden tower was built in the western part of the city, but its construction was quite weak, so it was soon demolished again. To this day, however, this place is called Na Rozhledně.
Later, only a wooden fire tower of a simpler construction was built, located in a place called Provazce. It stood here until the end of World War I.
The ideas for the construction of the lookout tower came into force only after 1989. A calculation of the lookout tower was prepared, which cost 7.5 million crowns, which at that time represented an unavailable amount for the local Czech Tourists Club. Later, the city of Písek joined as an investor, and the situation was definitively resolved by Eurotel, which built a tower almost 60 meters high, which served as a transmitter and at the same time as a lookout tower. Eurotel, Rádio Prácheň and the City of Písek contributed financially to the construction.
Construction began in the spring of 1997 and was completed in October of the same year. The lookout tower was officially opened to tourists on October 9, 1997.
In 2007, the lookout tower of the lookout tower received descriptive signposts indicating visible objects.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová