Hněvín lookout tower in Most
When visiting the city of Most, you must not forget to visit the Hněvín lookout tower, which is located about two kilometers outside the city. From its lookout tower you will have the city in the palm of your hand !
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Interesting facts Hněvín lookout tower in Most
This stone lookout tower is located on the hill Hněvín near Most to the northwest. It is a building with a lookout tower, located at an altitude of 399 meters and built in 1900.
The tower with a total height of 34 meters has an observation deck located at a height of 21 meters. A total of 118 steps lead to it, 96 of which are located inside the tower.
You can get to Hněvín on an asphalt road with local markings, which will take you to the parking lot. The lookout tower is open every day from May until the end of September.
Hněvín Hill forms a natural dominant feature of the town of Most. Hněvín was once also nicknamed Zámecká hora and since the 9th century there has been a fortified settlement. The castle stood on this site until the 17th century, when Emperor Ferdinand III. he had it demolished and the hill was deserted.
From the second half of the 19th century, the Chateau Mountain was gradually forested, and in 1879 a restaurant was built here, and in 1889 a lookout tower in the form of a 25-meter-high imitation of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Unfortunately, its wooden structure did not withstand the strong wind that blew here, and three months after its construction, it fell.
After the establishment of the Zámecká hora association, a new lookout tower, 21 meters high, began to be built. It was built at the end of the 19th century, to which its romantic appearance really corresponded. It was completed in the autumn of 1900.
Six years later, the restaurant opened and in 1911 the roof of the tower was removed and replaced by an octagonal wooden lookout area. During the Second World War, the lookout tower served the army and gradually fell into disrepair. A thorough reconstruction of the building was not expected until 1969 and later in 2001. Since 2004, the building has been leased by Junek-R, s.r.o.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová