Boundary Peak Lookout Tower
Visit Hraniční vrch and enjoy the magical view of the peaks of the Beskydy and Jeseníky Mountains, and moreover from the lookout tower of non-traditional construction!
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Interesting facts Boundary Peak Lookout Tower
This lookout tower, located on Hraniční vrch, has a truly unconventional appearance. It is an iron two-lookout tower. The viewing platforms are located at a height of 25 meters above the ground and a total of 149 steps lead to them.
From the two-lookout tower there is a beautiful view of the Beskydy Mountains, the Jeseníky Mountains and the Polish side to the town of Opole. Tourists will definitely not have a problem with orientation. The viewing platform is equipped with panoramic photographs, where all the peaks and interesting places that can be seen from here are captured and described.
The easiest way to Hraniční vrch leads from Albrechtice towards Biskupice. From them, you go on an unpaved road for about 0.5 km to the lookout tower. It is about 2 km northeast of Albrechtice and about 30 km north of Bruntál.
The lookout tower is built at an altitude of 541 meters. Access to it is not restricted in any way, it is open 24 hours a day, only in extremely bad weather it is closed.
The construction of this lookout tower was purely purposeful. The towers were built in 1980 due to telephone transmission between Albrechtice, Krnov and Osoblaha. However, from 1999 the towers ceased to be used and in 2006 their owner became the town of Albrechtice, which bought them from Telefonica O2 for a symbolic price.
The purpose of the building was later modified with new steel elements and changed into a lookout tower with a truly unique concept. It consists of two towers, connected by an 18-meter-long footbridge. The lookout tower has two viewing platforms, from where there is a beautiful view of the surroundings.
The construction modifications were preceded by static assessments of the technical condition, prepared by the structural engineer Stanislav Danek. The construction was then carried out in January 2011 by Bögl and Krýsl, k. S.
The two-lookout tower on Hraniční vrch near Albrechtice was ceremoniously opened on October 4, 2011. At present, its operation is provided by the Albrechtice Municipal Office.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová