Sylván lookout tower in Pilsen
Take advantage of the strategic location of the Sylván lookout tower in the local part of the city of Pilsen, take a nice trip and try what it's like to have Pilsen in the palm of your hand!
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Interesting facts Sylván lookout tower in Pilsen
The iron lookout tower also serves as a transmitter for the mobile operator. It is located on top of the Sylván hill near the local part of Pilsen-Vinice. From the city center, the lookout tower is about 5 km to the northwest.
The lookout tower is located at an altitude of 403 meters and was officially opened to tourists in 2003. A total of 122 steps lead to the viewing platform, located at a height of 23.2 meters above the ground. The total height of the lookout tower is 68.3 meters. After a hike to its top, a wonderful view of Šumava, Brdy, Český les awaits you, and if the weather is favorable, you will also see the peaks of the German mountains.
If you go to the lookout tower directly from the center of Pilsen, you can use public transport and get on bus no. 41 in Sady 53. You can continue either on foot in the field to the lookout tower. However, this option is a bit more difficult and the climb uphill is quite steep. Another option is to go through Sylván, where there is a new development. This journey is not so physically demanding, but it is a bit longer.
You can't get lost on the way to the lookout tower. The tower is clearly visible from a distance. Cyclists can use the cycle path No. 2151 from Košutka or Radčice to visit the lookout tower. You can get here by car from the city center, for example, Karlovarská street. In Lochotín (local part of the city) turn left into Na Chmelnici Street and then immediately right into Kotíkovská. This street will take you directly to the lookout tower.
From April to September, the lookout tower is open on Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm and on weekends and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm. But if the weather is bad, the lookout tower is closed.
Rozhldna Sylván is located above the Vinice housing estate, a local part of Pilsen. Visitors can enjoy the view of Pilsen from its top since 2003. The construction of the tower weighs 44 tons and the construction began in 2001. It is a construction of T-Mobile, but the Pilsen municipality has set the condition that the tower must also serve as a lookout tower.
Two years passed from the completion of the construction to its opening. However, it was rented in 2003 by Alois Mach, who opened it to the public on April 30, 2003. However, its operation was demanding, the city refused to subsidize the operation, so the owner was forced to close the lookout tower again in 2005. The very next year, however, the František Křižík Grammar School in Pilsen took over the construction, which has been providing Friday and weekend operation since April 2006.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová