Lookout tower on Šibeniční vrch near Horšovské Týn
Are you currently in Horšovské Týn and are you looking for a place where you would best see it? Take advantage of the local lookout tower on Šibeniční vrch! You will definitely not be disappointed with the view from it!
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Interesting facts Lookout tower on Šibeniční vrch near Horšovské Týn
This wooden lookout tower is located on Šibeniční vrch about 1 km from Horšovské Týn and about 10 km north of Domažlice. It is located at an altitude of 459 meters and was officially opened in 2010.
The lookout tower with a total height of 21.5 meters has an observation platform located 13 meters above the ground and 66 steps lead to it. It offers a beautiful view of Horšovský Týn and its surroundings. You will also see Čerchov, the Haltrava zone, Nový Herštejn and others.
If you visit the lookout tower from Horšovské Týn, take a marked nature trail with information boards, from which you will learn something about the law of the throat and Šibeniční vrch, natural attractions, historical water supply, healing wells, the history of brewing and other attractions. If you go here by car, just turn left in the village of Lazce and then drive to the lookout tower.
In the period from May to the end of September, the lookout tower is unlimited daily. Outside this period, you must pick up the keys from the lookout tower in the information center on Republic Square and pay a refundable deposit of CZK 500.
The name Šibeniční vrch originated from the place where throat law was exercised. The Association for the Construction of the Lookout Tower in Horšovské Týn, founded in 2004, was behind the construction of the local lookout tower. The association first bought the necessary land from the church and applied for subsidies.
The tower was built from October 2009 to spring 2010. As part of the project, a museum and a pedestrian route with six stops were built. The lookout tower was inaugurated on April 29, 2010.
The construction consists of a prismatic tower with a square floor plan with a side size of 4.5 meters. At the top of the lookout tower is a crown with a Latin cross, which is supposed to evoke the memory of the chapel that once stood.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová