Brdo lookout tower
Enjoy the view from the lookout tower on the highest point of the Chřiby Mountains! It is located approximately 20 km south of Kroměříž and was officially opened to tourists in 2004.
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Interesting facts Brdo lookout tower
This stone lookout tower is located at an altitude of 587 meters and its total height is 23.9 meters. The viewing platform is located at a height of 21 meters and leads to a total of 99 steps. The walkway provides a view of Malá Fatra, Roháče, Jeseníky, Beskydy, Pálava or Malá and Bílé Karpaty. If the weather allows, you will also see the Alps.
Access to the lookout tower is easy and leads, for example, from the Bunč guest house, which is about 3.5 km away from the lookout tower and leads from there by a blue tourist sign. This guest house is also the first inhabited place from the lookout tower.
During April, September and October, the lookout tower is open on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. In May and June, it is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer holidays you can get here daily from 10 am to 7 pm. By appointment, it is possible to visit the lookout tower outside these hours, and only in the case of group visits.
The Chřiby lookout tower is a truly unique building. This type of building was last built in the Czech lands in the 1930s. However, the current lookout tower is not the first of its kind to stand here. Years ago, a wooden lookout tower stood here, until the 1970s.
The construction of the current lookout tower was carried out by a special method called Cyclops masonry. Sandstone from the Žlutava quarry was used as a material, which was brought to the top by volunteers. The project was developed by Svatopluk Sládeček and Bohuslav Stránský.
The laying of the foundation stone took place on October 28, 2001. The lookout tower was established on the initiative of the Association for the Support of Local Initiatives Chřiby. The Archbishop of Olomouc and Jan Graubner blessed the lookout tower at the grand opening held on October 28, 2004, which was attended by a thousand tourists.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová