Velký Roudný lookout tower near Slezská Harta
Visit one of the most famous lookout towers in the Moravian-Silesian Region and enjoy the view of the Slezská Harta reservoir from a bird's eye view! It will pleasantly surprise you with its view and magical surroundings!
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Interesting facts Velký Roudný lookout tower near Slezská Harta
Approximately 20 km from Bruntál to the southeast is the Velký Roudný hill by the Slezská Harta reservoir. The altitude of 780 meters directly provides an excellent opportunity to build a lookout tower, which was opened here in 2007.
Its wooden structure has a total height of 20 meters, while the viewing platform is located at a height of 17 meters. After climbing 72 steps, you will have a view of the panorama of Hrubý and Nízký Jeseník, the reservoir Slezská Harta, Krnovsko, Oderské vrchy and Opavsko.
The lookout tower is freely accessible and open all year round.
Access to the lookout tower is quite easy. From the road in the direction of Opava-Moravský Beroun you can turn to Roudno in the village of Bílčice. It is possible to park the car in the local small car park and from there head up towards the lookout tower following the green tourist sign. The road from the parking lot is about 1.5 km long.
A wooden lookout tower on a concrete base was built on the hill of the extinct volcano Velký Roudný at an altitude of 780 meters.
Another attraction of the Velký Roudný hill is, in addition to the lookout tower, the Stations of the Cross built by the Šternberk family in 1933.
The construction of the lookout tower was financed by the Slezská Harta microregion, the municipality of Roudno and the Regional Office of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The start of construction was preceded by two years of planning and also the granting of an exemption from the Act on the Protection of Landscape and Nature, because Velký Roudný is entered on the list of national natural monuments.
The commencement of work took place on June 13, 2007, on July 1, during the traditional pilgrimage, the foundation stone was consecrated, and on October 27 of the same year, the lookout tower was ceremoniously opened.
In terms of construction, it is a six-storey building, for the construction of which 18 tons of larch wood were used. The building was designed by Vladimír Šarman.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová