As the days are lasting longer and becoming warmer, many people are looking for new tips for places they can visit and see something interesting.
There are many lookout towers in Slovakia and new ones are going up all the time. The website Zena.sme.sk has chosen the nine most interesting ones you should definitely visit:
The new lookout tower on Veľká Homola hill near Modra has been accessible to the public since November 2018.
The town of Modra built it on the site of the former wooden tower that no longer met the security parameters according to structural engineers. The construction took five months.
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.
One of the most architectonically interesting lookout towers is Terchová’s Heart on Oblaz hill in Terchová village. The tower offers a panoramic view of the village, Big and small Rozsutec, Boboty and Tiesňavy.
It takes only few minutes to get there that’s why it is a favourite spot for many people. Be prepared for more tourists here.
The most extraordinary lookout tower is in the village of Malá Tŕňa which is surrounded by vineyards. Besides the view of the vineyards and neighbouring Hungary, it also offers the perfect spot for relaxing.
Nearby there is also a children's playground with a gazebo which is popular especially among tourists and cyclists with children.
This cylindrical tower located at the edge of the castle. It is 21.5 metres high and offers a view of the Košice region.
This unusual lookout tower is 11 metres high and stands in a field in the Košice self-governing region.
The field has been famous since 1312 when the battle of Rozhanovce, considered to be the most cruel battle since the Tatar invasion, took place there.
The tower is named after the old cherry tree standing nearby and was built in a style to commemorate the historic events that took place there.
One of the most recent projects is the Čajka lookout tower in Bojnice. More than 30 metres high the path is also ideal for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
More than a tower, it is a path hanging in the air. Part of the construction is a slide, visitors can use to get down. It offers views of Bojnice town and Bojnice castle.
Tlstá Hora (Fat Hill)
In Púchovská valley stands the tower of Tlstá Hora. It is 21 metres high and tourists must walk up 81 stairs to reach the top. It provides views of the Low Tatras, Small Fatras and Strážovké mountains.
When visiting Kremnica, you should not miss the three-floor lookout tower at Krahulský Hill. It is possible to see Kremnické and Štiavnické Hills from here. When the weather is good, even the Small Fatras may appear.
The village of Stará Bystrica is not only interesting because of its astronomical clocks. Nearby is also the hill of Bobovec on which stands a structure reminiscent of a of fairy-tale tower.
The tower itself is 16 metres high and offers views of the Small Fatras, especially Martinské Hole. But it is also possible to see Lysá Hora in the Czech Republic.
6. Apr 2019 at 10:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff