Silver medal Look-out tower Žalý proof
At an altitude of 1,061 meters above sea level an exceptional lookout tower rises above the forested ridge of the Krkonoše Mountains. Thanks to its ideal location, visitors are given superb views of the natural wonders of our land. That’s why the Žalý Lookout Tower has not only earned the admiration of tourists, but also a new issue from the popular series of Lookout Towers from the Czech Mint.
The structure was built in 1836 by Count Jan Nepomuk František Harrach. The original wooden construction was replaced in 1889 with a 15-meter high metal tower and a year later a wooden lookout restaurant was added which existed until 1943. Already at that time, the lookout tower deservedly caught the attention of tourists. In 1892, the tower again changed its form and after reconstruction, the 18-meter high structure became the only stone lookout tower in the Krkonoše Mountains. On a clear day, you can see the entire panorama of the Krkonoše range, part of the Jizera and Orel Mountains and part of Česky ráj. The excellent visibility is one of the reasons why the tower is one of the most visited structures of its type in the CR.