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Wolfsberg lookout tower (Vlcí hora)

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  • Krásná Lípa
  • Viewpoint/viewing tower,…

The stone lookout tower with 82 steps, located on the Wolfsberg (581 m), is the oldest lookout tower in the Schluckenauer Zipfel.

The crenellated viewing platform was roofed over in 1909, increasing the height of the tower to its current 16 m.

Extensive reconstruction took place in 1996-1999 and 110 years after the foundation stone was laid, the viewing tower was ceremonially reopened on 22  May 1999. Since then, the tower has belonged to the town of Krásná Lípa, which has rented it to the local hiking club "Klub českých turistů". The neighbouring mountain hut is still in private use, so visitors can only use the tables and benches on the small plateau in front of the lookout tower.

A magnificent wide panoramic view opens up to visitors from the tower's covered viewing platform. To the south rises the closed ridge of the Lusatian Mountains with the prominent peaks of the Lausche, the Tannenberg (Jedlová) and the Kaltenberg (Studenec), over the south-western side stretches the forested hilly landscape of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland with the Rosenberg (Růžovský vrch), the Hoher Schneeberg (Děčínský Sněžník) and the Table Mountains in Germany. To the north, the mountain peaks of the Schluckenau Hills and Upper Lusatia can be seen, while to the east, on a clear day, the view opens up to the Zittau Basin and the more distant ridges of the Jeschken (Ještěd), Jizera and Krkonoše Mountains.

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Wolfsberg lookout tower (Vlcí hora)
407 47 Krásná Lípa - Vlčí hora

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