Technical monuments

View-tower on Vlčí hora mountain

Rozhledna na Vlčí hoře

The altitude of the view-tower in the village of Dlouhá Louka is 890 m above the sea level. The tower is 40 m high and the viewing platform is at an altitude of 15 m. The tower was built in 2005 as a telecommunication station for monitoring mobile operators´ frequencies and it is also used as a view-tower. The viewing platform is open to the public.

Stropník

Stropník

Stropník is a mountain in the eastern part of the Krušné hory Mountains towering the town of Osek up to a height of 856 m above sea level. Its peak is accessible on the green tourist footpath from the village Háj u Duchcova or from the town of Osek on the red tourist footpath leading towards the castle Rýzmburk. Then it continues on the contour line through the Krásná vyhlídka locality to the crossing of marked footpaths and from this point on the green footpath.

View-tower Letná

Rozhledna Letná

The Letná view-tower is situated near the spa centre of the town of Teplice. It is accessible by car. The view-tower is located 250 m above sea level and it is 30 m high. The height of the viewing platform is 25 m and the visitors can see the entire town of Teplice, the Krušné hory Mountains and the České středohoří Highlands. The view-tower was opened in 1877 and has since been reconstructed many times. Now there are no fixed opening hours because there is a new educational centre but if you want to go up to the view-tower, it is possible through the reception on week days.

Mariánská skála

Mariánská skála

The Mariánská skála Rock is a 265 m high phonolite hill close to the centre of Ústí nad Labem. Once it used to be a place of pilgrimage with a chapel but now there is a scenic overlook of the town and the Labe River with its original Mariánský Bridge. The International Association for Bridges and Civil Engineering included the bridge shortly after its construction in 10 best world structures of the last decade.

Vápenka u Kovářské/Limekiln at Kovářská

Vápenka u Kovářské

The limekiln was a relatively preserved building, but unfortunately it has been destroyed recently due to taking the bricks from its inwall. The tourist path leading to the limekiln is parallel with the railway and is just one kilometre long. The production and processing of limy dolomite in two small quarries lasted from the 1st half of the 19th century to the years 1923-1924. The lime was used for construction and fertilization.

Podkrušnohorské technické muzeum/Podkrušnohorské Technical Museum

Podkrušnohorské technické muzeum

The museum was founded in the area of the former Julius III mine. Its main goal is to show the public the history of mining and coal processing in this part of the Northern-Bohemian Brown Coal Basin. The visitors have a possibility "to go down" the man-made shaft, to see 3D projections or authentic models. They can also view an exhibition about coal utilisation in further chemical processing. The exhibition is focused on the chemical industry and the life of miners as well as landscape reclamation. Guided tours start every hour.

Kamenička

Kamenička

Back in 1899 the construction of the dam on the Kamenický brook started. Up to 1,000 workers from Croatia or Italy worked on the construction of the dam and reservoir. The construction finished in 1904, and it was directly commissioned festively. Its main purpose was to supply potable water for the expanding region and the dam still serves the region today. Therefore bathing is strictly prohibited there.

Jirkov

Jirkov

The Jirkov water reservoir with a stony dam is located in a mountain valley near Jirkov. It was built between the years 1960-1960 on the Bílina River. The reservoir and its surroundings are inside a protective zone and therefore it is not freely accessible. The purpose of the reservoir is to provide potable water for the region of Chomutov, and further protect the region from floods and to ensure a minimum flow of water under the dam. There is also a small hydroelectric water power plant with a maximum aggregate output of 142.2 kW.

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