The Čertak lookout tower in the Beskydy Mountains
Visit the lookout tower on the Čartak hill and let yourself be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful circular view of the Beskydy Mountains! This concrete tower is lined with spruce wood and serves not only as a lookout tower, but also as a tower of a mobile operator. It is located at an altitude of 953 meters on the hill Čartak near the border crossing Bumbálka, about 30 km east of Vsetín.
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Interesting facts The Čertak lookout tower in the Beskydy Mountains
This 40-meter-high lookout tower was first opened to the public in 1998. A total of 137 steps lead to the 26-meter-high viewing platform, offering a beautiful circular view of the Beskydy, Javorníky, Mala and Velká Fatra rivers, and weather permitting.
You can get to the lookout tower by car if you drive towards the state border and just before them you will see a marked turn-off from the road that connects Makov and Rožnov. From here, go right to the cottage Stenická. From this place you can walk to the lookout tower for about 200 meters.
From June to September, the lookout tower is open every day from 9:30 to 12:30 and then again from 13:30 to 16:30. If this time does not suit you and you would like to visit the lookout tower at another time, it is possible to borrow a key from it in the Súkenická hotel.
The Čartak lookout tower is located just a short distance from the Bumbálka border crossing. It has been standing here since 1998 and was originally intended to serve as a base station for Eurotel. The administration of the Beskydy Protected Area intended to issue a building permit only on condition that the overall character of the landscape would not be disturbed by the construction of the lookout tower, and that the tower would also serve as a lookout tower.
The structure is solid, consisting of a concrete core, which is hidden under a spruce mantle. The viewing platform has an octagonal floor plan and is covered. The official release took place on June 28, 1998.
At present, the tower is leased by the town hall of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm and its operator is Polfin Plošina s.r.o.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová