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Libín Look Out Tower - Czech republic

Lookout tower

Libín Look Out Tower
Locality type: Lookout tower
Continent: Europe
State (country): Czech republic
Place: Prachtice district

Libin is a Mountain, 1096 metres high, about 4 kms distant from the town of Prachatice. It is the highest point of Bohemia Forest Hills, forming an expressive, from far visible dominante above Prachatice. Nature mountain wreckage forest is protected in Libin Nature Reservation.

Look out tower

On the top, there is placed 27 metres high look out tower, cottage and telecommunication tower. At very good visible conditions, you can even see Alps Mountains.


In 1880, there was founded Bohemia Forest Club, formed mainly by Germans, living in the town of Prachatice and outskirts. So, in January 1881, there was decided that look out tower would be constructed. Architect Vyskocil took the project. Nevertheless, the necessary amount was succeded to be collected from several sources (from member´s contributions up to gifts presented by rich well-wishers).

After two years of building works, the look out tower was solemny, on 16th September 1883. open for public.


Text: Václav Zamba

Translation. ing. Jan Jonáš

Photo: Google


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