New lookout tower provides views of the Austrian Alps

It is located not far from Bratislava.

(Source: Pavel Neubauer, TASR)
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A new lookout tower on Veľká Homoľa hill near Modra is now accessible to the public. The town of Modra built it on the site of the former wooden tower that no longer meets security parameters, according to structural engineers. Construction took five months. It is named after Alexander Filípek.

“He was a forester in Modra forest park and is regarded as the father of tourism in this area,” said Miroslava Kišoňová from the tourist-information office in Modra, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Marked routes from Pezinok and Modra lead to the tower. The route is not hard and is suitable for families with children.

“It is possible to see the surroundings of the Small Carpathians, the area around Nitra and part of the Austrian Alps,” said Kišoňová, describing the views from the tower, as cited by TASR.

The upper lookout platform is at a height of 20.4 metres and 120 stairs lead to the top. The lookout tower is open all year round and admission is free.

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