Lookout tower Okrouhlá u Staříče
Explore the Frýdek-Místek region and visit the Okrouhlá lookout tower near Staříč!
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Interesting facts Lookout tower Okrouhlá u Staříče
This iron lookout tower is located on the Okrouhlá hill near the village of Staříč, approximately 8 km west of Frýdek-Místek. The lookout tower is built at an altitude of 373 meters and its total height is 55 meters. 162 steps lead to the viewing platform at a height of 30 meters. After overcoming them, you will get a wonderful view of the whole Pobeskydí. You can see Ondřejník, Lysá hora, Havířov and Frýdek-Místek. If the visibility is good, you can also see the Jeseníky Mountains.
If you go here by car, then from the direction of Frýdek-Místek it is necessary to turn left to Chlebovice on the square. After passing the municipal office and the cemetery, continue to the football field, where there is a parking lot. A path about 200 meters long leads to the lookout tower.
As for the construction of the lookout tower itself, it is a standardized mast that serves the company Radiomobil. The original plan was to build only a transmitter here, but the village of Staříč mentioned among its requirements the construction of a viewing platform for tourists. The tower was built in 2003. It is 55 meters high and the viewing platform is located at a height of 30 meters above the ground. The lookout tower was accompanied by minor problems with approval, so it was ceremoniously opened and opened to the public only on June 10, 2006. At present, the Staříč Municipal Office takes care of the operation of the lookout tower.
Currently, the lookout tower is open from the beginning of May to the end of September, on weekends and holidays from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission for an adult costs 10 CZK, children for half.
In the vicinity of the lookout tower there is an educational trail mapping the history and present of the village Staříč, its nature in the vicinity, the pond ecosystem, animals in the local forests and other topics.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová