Pajndl lookout tower on Tisovské vrch near Nejdek
Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful view from this historic lookout tower!
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Interesting facts Pajndl lookout tower on Tisovské vrch near Nejdek
The Pajndl stone lookout tower is located on Tisovské vrch, approximately 3 km northeast of Nejdek and about 25 km northwest of Karlovy Vary. It was built in the years 1895-1897 and is located at an altitude of 977 meters.
The total height of the lookout tower is 24 meters and the viewing platform is located at a height of 18 meters above the ground. 114 steps lead to it and from there there is a beautiful circular view of the Slavkov Forest, the Ore Mountains, the Home Mountains and, if the weather is favorable, then the Šumava Mountains.
The lookout tower is open daily and accessible without restrictions.
You can get to it relatively easily, for example, from Nejdek, from where a green tourist sign leads to the crossroads below Tisovský vrch.
Another option is to follow the yellow tourist sign connecting the village of Nové Hamry and the Nové Hamry railway station.
Another option is offered by the blue and yellow tourist sign, leading from the railway station in Nejdek to Tisová. This road is about 1.5 km long.
The name Pajndl comes from the German word Peindelberg, meaning a fenced meadow. Tisovský vrch is forested and its total height is 977 meters. A massive stone lookout tower was built here in the years 1895-1897 by the Ore Mountains Association of Nejdek. The lookout tower stands on a ten-meter-long granite rock. The same material was also used for its masonry. The construction of the lookout tower began in 1895 and was officially opened on September 1, 1897.
The floor plan of the lookout tower is in the shape of a square with a side length of 5 meters. The walls are up to 1.3 meters thick and the total height of the lookout tower is 24 meters.
In 1908, the construction of a cottage began here, but it disappeared during the Second World War. No one took care of the lookout tower for many years, so over time it fell into disrepair. In 1986-87, MěNV Nejdek was responsible for its restoration. The lookout tower was then equipped with steel strips for reinforcement.
The lookout tower underwent further modifications in 1997 and a year later a shelter was added to it. The lookout tower underwent further repairs in 2000.
Since 1993, the lookout tower has been included in the list of cultural monuments.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová