Hořický Chlum near Hořice
Would you like to see the world from a great height and take a pleasant walk? If you are also near Hořice, then be sure to visit Hořický chlum and visit the local lookout tower!
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Interesting facts Hořický Chlum near Hořice
This iron lookout tower also serves as a transmitter for the mobile operator. It is located in Hořice chlum, approximately 2 km from Hořice in the Krkonoše foothills in the north direction. The lookout tower was built in 1998 and officially opened to the public a year later. It is located at an altitude of 410 meters and its total height is 41.5 meters.
142 steps will lead you to the viewing platform and from a height of 27 meters you will have a circular view of the Eagle Mountains, the Giant Mountains, the Elbe, the Jičín Hills, and if the weather is right, you will be able to see the Žižkov transmitter in Prague.
You can get to the lookout tower by car if you go from Hořice to Lázně Bělohrad. The rising hill will take you to the forest, where there is a turn to the left on a dirt road. Then the sign will take you directly to the lookout tower, which is easy to see from a distance.
You can get to the lookout tower on foot directly from the center of Hořice following the red tourist sign. The road leads along Karlova and Škréteva streets, around the Jewish cemetery and along a dirt road. This road is about 2 km long.
If you want to shorten the trip a bit, you can follow the yellow tourist sign leading from Hořice.
In the period from May to September, it is open on weekends and afternoons between 9 am and 6 pm. In October, the opening hours are reduced by one hour. If this time does not suit you, you can arrange another with the local Czech Tourists Club.
The local lookout tower was built in 1998 for the purposes of Eurotel. At present, it serves both as a transmitter and at the same time as a tourist lookout tower. The lookout tower is equipped with two stairs. One is used for ascent and the other for descent. The lookout tower was officially opened on May 30, 1999.
At present, the lookout tower is operated by the local Czech Tourists Club. You would find a lookout tower of a similar construction, for example, at Andrl's Chlum near Ústí nad Orlicí or at Chlum near Hradec Králové.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová