— go beyond Prague
- Jested Tower
- Na Strazi
- Královka Lookout Tower
This is a famous lookout TV tower of Liberec region. First built in 1876, this tower went under repeated reconstructions and renovations. The present tower — finished building in 1973 – is a metallic structure hosting one hotels and one restaurant.
There is a car parking at the base of the tower and from there about 10 min
The views from here over the Liberec city and the surrounding rolling hills will fetch you many times on the top.
The best time to visit here is during sunrise or sunset. Look at the photo below and I am sure, no other explanation is required.
Na Strazi lookout tower
Towards west from Liberec, in the Novy Bro Valley, a characteristic sand stone formation attracts nature lovers and historians.
If you have read my previous post about Bastei rocks in Germany, you will see similar steep rock structures here. (Bastei rocks are much bigger and dense).
The area has one historic Hermitage castle, ruins of open-air forest theatre, a lookout tower, and viewpoints. Cars can reach up to the top but if you are interested, hike one way through forest trails. If you have seen Bastei (or even if you haven’t), skip the Hermitage castle and head straight towards the forest theatre and viewpoints. The lookout tower is
Královka Lookout Tower
The Kralovka tower and the surrounding area are the perfect
If you wish to stay longer in this natural paradise, there is also a possibility to stay in the former President’s house nearby. It will be the best way to relax in the heart of Jizera mountains relishing in Czech traditional food.
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Below is the list of further reading in the series of guide to Liberec. Click on the titles for more details.