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Take a funicular ride to Diana Lookout Tower, offering unbeatable views of Karlovy Vary and beyond. Built in 1914, the tower occupies the peak of Friendship Hill. The tower's observation deck sits 25 m (82 ft) above the ground, offering vistas that reportedly stretch for up to 70 km (43 mi). Take the 150 steps to the deck, or hop on the elevator and reach the top in seconds. The tower also features a panoramic restaurant serving gourmet specialties, including game and fish dishes. The area surrounding the tower offers a network of forest trails and rest pavilions, so you can have a picnic outdoors. Use our Karlovy Vary trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Diana Lookout Tower and other attractions in Karlovy Vary.
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This is absolutely amazing town, with incredibly interesting historical places. I definitely coming back.
This is absolutely amazing town, with incredibly interesting historical places. I definitely coming back. more »
The funicular is a must if you ever visit Karlovy vary. The view is great and the view from the tower is even better. The restaurant is really good, prices are okay and the portions per person are...
The funicular is a must if you ever visit Karlovy vary. The view is great and the view from the tower is even better. The restaurant is really good, prices are okay and the portions per person are... more »
After taking the funicular (cable car) from the edge of town to the top of the ridge, and climbing (via lift) to the top of the observation tower, where we caught some exceptional panoramic views over Karlovy Vary and the surrounding area - we hopped into the restaurant right next to the base of the tower, "just for a quick drink before we head back"... Or so we thought :) Albeit being quite a large space, there was a nice and cozy atmosphere, and we couldn't resist getting their hearty Goulash, that was served in (!) a loaf of locally baked bread... Rest of the meal was absolutely delicious, and felt very authentic and traditional. If I had to fault anything, I'd say the venison dish may have been slightly dry/overcooked (for my taste at least), but it was all such a delight that it totally made up for it :) Bottom line - If you're in the area, don't skip this opportunity for a lovely meal and an overall grand experience.
Breathtaking views of Karlovy Vary... You can walk up the mountain or take the funicular... If you've time and energy, do the walk... It's not that hard and the forest is incredible! The tower has 150 steps to the top... You choose: stairs or elevator!
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