One of three costly lookout towers still standing

The other two were dismantled due to dilapidating conditions.

(Source: TASR)

As part of implementing the cross-border cooperation project between Slovakia and the Czech Republic 2007-2013 Let's Look Over the Border From Above, three tourist lookout towers were ceremoniously opened on December 16, 2009. The construction cost €195,576: two lookouts in the Slovak part, Hrajky near Turá Lúka and Poľana in Brestovec; and the one on the Czech side of the border, the Dráhy lookout in the Moravian mountains of Javorník.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

These three lookout towers were built with significant financial support from EU funds: €166,239 from the total amount.

Of the three lookouts one remains standing as of August: the Hrajky tower near the village of Turá Lúka.

First one dismantled

The Drahy lookout tower on the Moravian side near the village of Javorník was the first to be dismantled. In good weather, Buchlov Castle could have also been seen from it.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

This year's ESET Science Award laureats. Silvia Pastoreková is in the middle.

Like building nano Lego. Slovak scientist designs materials that can tackle pollution

A porous material can be designed to help combat inflammation or cancer.


30. nov

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 1 and December 11, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.


1. dec
More than 44,000 sick cases reported.

A surge of sick children and even pneumonia in Slovakia. Two pandemic years to blame

We will be back to normal, but not just yet, paediatrician says.


1. dec
Training of a Lipizzan horse in Topoľčianky.

Hold your horses! Breeding Lipizzans another Slovakia UNESCO entry

The Lipizzan horse has ancestors that can be traced back to 1580.


1. dec
SkryťClose ad