Jurkovič observation tower

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The Jurkovic observation tower is located on the eastern edge of Roznov pod Radhostem.( Roznov pod Radhostem , is a town in the Zlin Region – Moravian Wallachia is a mountainous ethnoregion located in the easternmost part of Moravia in the Czech Republic, near the Slovak border.)

of the Czech Republic  It stands on Karel Hill (also Petrekova hillside) above the Wallachian Museum , at a altitude of 480 m above sea level.

The plans for the construction of the tower were created by Dusan Jurkovic in 1896 for the Tourist Association in Valasske Mezirici. It was supposed to stand on Brdo Hill in the village of Brnov. Despite attempts to build it in the 1960s, construction began in October 2010, the construction was completed in December 2011. The grand opening was held on April 28, 2012. The concrete foundation is lined with stone, wood beech was used on the wooden part. spruce and fir. The total cost was CZK 12.2 million.

You can see the western part of the village of Hutisko, the village of Vigantice, the Roznov parts of Hazovice, the Tylovice, the Kramolisov, the center of Roznov (with the Hradisko hill on the western side), the northern part of Roznov beyond the Becva river, the village in the western part of the Roznov furrow, a large part of the Wallachian Museum in nature, city park, parts of Roznov Letna, Rybniky and part of Horni Paseky in the north of the city.

Access : Coordinates: 49.470833, 18.165 / Location: Charles Hill 480 m , Palackeho, Roznov pod Radhostem 756 61, Czech Republic / At the crossroads near Eroplan, turn towards the Wallachian Museum in the countryside. You can park in the parking lot of the Wallachian Museum and continue on foot over the wooden bridge above the parking lot, up the hill along the green tourist trail, about 30 minutes. Or from the Wallachian Village area in the period from 1.05. – 30.9.

opening hours : tower is usually open daily from 15 April to 15 October , 9 am to 5 pm, but may be longer depending on the climatic conditions of each year.

Admissions : children up to 6 years free, 6 to 15 years 20, – CZK, adults 40, – CZK, seniors over 60 years 20, – CZK.

Specifications : Observation tower height: 31 meters , Observation deck height: 18 meters , materials : stone, wood, metal , The tower is vertically divided into seven floors

Activities : hiking, cycling or horse riding / sightseeing / photo opportunities /

Go next : Roznov pod Radhostem / Wallachian Open Air Museum / Ruins of Hradisko / Beskydy Protected Landscape Area

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