Lookout tower on the water tower in Heřmanov Hut
Do you like the area of the Bohemian Forest and Brdy? Take a look at them from the height of the lookout tower in Heřmanov Hut!
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Interesting facts Lookout tower on the water tower in Heřmanov Hut
The building, which now serves as a tourist lookout tower, is a former water tower. It is located at an altitude of 370 meters and is located in Zahradní Street in Heřmanov Hut, which is approximately 25 km west of Pilsen.
The lookout tower with a total height of 16 meters has been standing here since 1908. It was officially opened to tourists in October 2011. The viewing platform is located at a height of 16 meters and a total of 75 steps lead to it. For overcoming them you will receive rewards in the form of a beautiful view of the Brdy Mountains and the Bohemian Forest.
You can get to the lookout tower when you take exit no. 100 from the D5 motorway and continue through Dolní Sekyřany to Heřmanov Hut. On weekends, the lookout tower is open from 2 pm to 4 pm. On weekends, it is necessary to make an appointment in advance and borrow the keys.
The local lookout tower is completely unique. It was modified from the former water tower. The reservoir has stood here since 1908 and served the needs of the brewery in Vlkýš. However, the water from it was not very good and de facto was not even used. During the 1930s, the brewery disappeared and the reservoir then served local farmers until the early 1960s. It has remained unused since then.
The structure consists of a cylindrical shaft with a diameter of 1.2 meters, which supports six columns. So this is a tower reservoir, one of two that you would find in the Czech Republic. The second is a year older and stands in Plzeňský Prazdroj.
The reservoir was entered on the list of technical monuments and after years when no one used it, the local town hall had it modified. The reservoir was equipped with a new facade and an external spiral staircase. The lookout tower was opened to the public on October 21, 2011.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová