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Janov lookout tower

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  • Děčín
  • Viewpoint/viewing tower,…

The observation tower offers a magnificent panoramic view of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland.

The iron observation tower in Janov (approx. 15 kilometres north of Děčín) was put into operation in December 2013. The investor was the company Vodafone. The tower was built on a mountain called "Janovský vrch", the summit of which is 320 metres high. The total height of the observation tower is 40 metres. The viewing platform, to which 162 steps lead, is located at a height of 30 metres. Once at the top, a truly impressive view awaits you: You can see part of the peaks of the Lusatian Mountains, the rocks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with the Prebisch Gate, the Silberwand, the Hoher Schneeberg, the Rosenberg and, of course, the surrounding villages. Don't forget to take your binoculars ... 

At the foot of the lookout tower there is a vending machine for commemorative coins with a picture of the tower - one such coin costs CZK 50 and only 10, 20 and 50 crown pieces can be inserted. 

The observation tower in Janov is located on the yellow-marked hiking trail that leads from Hřensko to the "Rosehill" Indian village in Hájenky and to the Wild Gorge, where boat trips are offered on the Kamenice River.

The observation tower in Janov near Hřensko is also worth a visit in winter, provided the temperatures do not drop below minus 10°C. You can park near the Janov golf course, from where the tower is already in sight. The observation tower is operated by the Nord Bohemia Golf company.

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405 02 Děčín - Janov

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