Bára Lookout tower
You like lookout towers, but you haven't visited one that has been special for a long time! The Bára II lookout tower on Čertova Skalka will definitely not disappoint you! It will delight you with both an unconventional look and a magical view!
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Interesting facts Bára Lookout tower
An untraditional-looking wooden lookout tower is located on Čertova skalka in Podhůra near Rabštejnská Lhota, about 5 km south of Chrudim. It was officially opened in 2009 and was named Bara II.
Its viewing platform is located at a height of 17 meters above the ground. After climbing 78 steps, you will have a view of the Iron Mountains, the Giant Mountains and the Eagle Mountains. To the south there is a tree stand, so the view is shaded. The total height of the lookout tower is 25.7 meters.
In winter, from November to April, the lookout tower is closed to the public. From May to October it is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Bára lookout tower, which was built on Čertova skalka on a part of the abolished Podhůra quarry, is truly unique in the world. It was built in 2008 in an effort to attract more visitors to the suburban forest thanks to this tourist attraction. The project of the Prague company e-M.R.A.K won the tender.
The bar has the shape of a triangular pyramid, which is more like a wooden children's building set. Oak and larch wood were used for its production and its shape resembles a hollow border. The base consists of an equilateral triangle with a side length of 13.8 meters. The structure consists of a total of 98 floors of sensitively stacked layers of planks, while they are secured against movement by square folds. Nails are used only on these transfers.
The total height of the lookout tower is 29.8 meters, of which the upper part, 10 meters high, was planted on the site using a special crane. The lookout tower is located in the airport corridor, so its upper part is equipped with a signal light.
Near the lookout tower there is a house, serving refreshments and service to the lookout tower, built in a similar style as the lookout tower. The lookout tower was ceremoniously opened on June 21, 2008.
The lifespan of the building was estimated by the architect at 50 years, but at that time it served its purpose for only four days. On June 25, 2008, she was torn down by a windstorm. However, this event did not discourage the inhabitants of Chrudim, and the very next day an agreement was reached with the architect to restore the tower, which was then to be named Bara II. Plans for the construction remained unchanged, but the construction had a far more durable version in the form of a base plate with better security, improved securing elements, special wood interlinings, an internal structure was created from solid logs and the most modern Italian screws were used. However, the top of the lookout tower acquired a different appearance, as the wood from the collapsed building, which was located on top, was completely split.
The wind resistance of the first building was only up to 120 km / h. The new building can withstand wind speeds of up to 200 km / h. Construction of Bara II. It cost 2 million crowns. At present, its operation is provided by the Municipal Forests of Chrudim, with r.o.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová