A small lookout platform above Bojnice castle is open to the public again. The local spa closed it after it became the regular target of vandals.
Following an agreement with the spa, a group of falconers called Aquila will take care of it from now on.
The lookout platform has been closed for a long time. When it was open, people would just leave their rubbish behind and destroy the binoculars, said chief falconer Jozef Tomík.
“The lookout platform offers one of the most beautiful views of Bojnice castle, and it would be a pity if it was closed forever,” said Tomík, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
If it stays clean, it will remain open
The falconers will pick up rubbish left behind by visitors and clean the platform's surroundings.
“If they see that this works, the platform will be open to the public for free,” Tomík said, as quoted by TASR.
Volunteers cleaned up the platform and its surroundings, filling three plastic bags full of rubbish, which included T-shirts, plastic packages, needles, bottles, glasses and many cigarette butts.
The group has also ordered camera traps, so if vandals continue to destroy the platform, they will send photos of them to the police.
The lookout platform was built in 2016, but it was closed after two years. Another lookout platform was built that recalls the walk in the treetops in Bachledova valley, but this one charges an entrance fee.
25. Apr 2020 at 9:25 | Compiled by Spectator staff