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Děčínský Sněžník - Czech republic

Lookout tower

Děčínský Sněžník
Locality type: Lookout tower
Continent: Europe
State (country): Czech republic
Place: Děčínsko

Nerby the river: Elbe

Děčínský Sněžník is look-out-tower, 33 metres high, constructed in 1864. The original intention was to build it, first of all, for geographical purposes. Nevertheless, thanks to marvellous view, Count Frank Thun let to open it for public. The building was constructed according to plans of architect Hanel. Later, there was added also restaurant-building here. From the top, there is very nice around view to Lužické Mountains and Bohemia-Saxonian Switzerland area, which was recently declared as our youngest national park.


The shortest way to look-out-tower leads via community of Sněžník. From here, there are at least 2 kms of sharp mounting, following red marked tourist trail. Your car could be let on parking place (for payment) at Hřebenova bouda hotel (Range Cottage Hotel). The other parking possibility is in the community of Sněžník.

Technical data:

Look-out-tower height: 33 metres

Altitude: 723 metres above sea level

Scale Nos: 153

Open for public: since 1864

Opening time table:

Daily, except Mondays  since 10,00 h till 17,00 h

Entrance fee:

CZK 10,-

Text: Václav Zamba

Photo: Google


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