The Czech Republic's newest forest lookout tower offers a stunning bird's-eye view

The 35-meters-high steel spiral construction, located in Brno's Holedná game reserve, opened last week.

Tom Lane

Written by Tom Lane
Published on 21.12.2020 15:00 (updated on 18.12.2020)

There is a new addition to the skyline in the Czech Republic with the largest lookout tower opening in Brno.

The tower, at Holedná field, is more than 35-meters high with 208 steps to get to the top.

It is made of steel and has 13 floors. 

"Apart from the rich network of castles and chateaux, the Czech Republic is also known for its incredible number of lookout towers. The new lookout tower on Holedná can be proud of being the highest among Brno's ones," said the mayor of Brno, Markéta Vaňková.

8 million crowns from the city budget were given to the Forests of the City of Brno last year, with some of that spent on this tower, with the production of it and subsequent construction taking less than a year.

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Deputy Tomáš Koláčný explained that they originally planned to make the attraction wooden, but decided to make it out of steel due to issues arising from nearby trees.

"The original design provided for a wooden lookout tower, about twenty meters long. However, a field survey using a drone showed that the height of the lookout tower, which is made possible by the wooden structure, could be overgrown by the surrounding trees in the foreseeable future," said Koláčný. 

A look around the tower

Take a look at our slideshow of images from the new lookout tower:

The tower is now open year round and is free to visitors. For more information or to plan see here.