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Diana Lookout Tower

Hike through a scenic forest or ride a funicular car to reach this stunning viewpoint over Karlovy Vary. Enjoy the vista and visit family attractions around the tower.

Set on the top of the Hill of Friendship and surrounded by woods is the Diana Lookout Tower. The landmark structure offers some of the most wonderful panoramic views in the city. After your visit, explore the tower’s grounds which encompass hiking and cycling trails, a mini zoo and a butterfly house.

This 115-feet (35-meter) tall observation tower was built in 1914 and includes a lookout platform topped with a covered wooden gallery. To reach the tower from the town center, follow one of the well-marked trails. Alternatively, skip this 30-minute walk and ride the funicular from the station next to the Grandhotel Pupp.

Climb to the top of the tower or take the elevator up to the observation deck, 82 feet (25 meters) above the ground. From the platform, admire the dramatic views over Karlovy Vary and the surrounding area. On a clear day, the views extend up to 43 miles (70 kilometers). Look for the Ore Mountains toward the north, as well as the Doupov Mountains and Slavkov Forest toward the south and east.

When you are back down on the ground, go over to the butterfly house. There are more than 300 of the free flying insects from all over the world, including Thailand and South American rainforests. For more encounters with nature, visit the mini zoo. Children are welcome to pet the animals, which include ponies, Chinese pigs and pygmy goats.

Many visitors use the tower as a starting point for excursions into the surrounding woods. Cycle or hike along one of the challenging routes, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll back into town.

Find the Diana Lookout Tower on the hill behind the Grandhotel Pupp. Paths leading to the tower begin at the Church St. Linhart and the Bristol Sanatorium. The tower is open every day, although times vary in different seasons. Admission is free. For details of opening times and prices for the butterfly house and mini zoo, visit the official website of the tower complex.


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Lodging Near Diana Lookout Tower

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$143
Grandhotel Pupp

Grandhotel Pupp

Mírové námestí 2, Karlovy Vary
4.6
of 5, from 141 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Diana Lookout Tower and Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater. Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Mill Colonnade are also within 10 minutes.

$80
Hotel Romance Puskin

Hotel Romance Puskin

Trziste 37, Karlovy Vary
4.5
of 5, from 273 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater. Mill Colonnade and Diana Lookout Tower are also within 10 minutes.

$25
Hotel Marttel

Hotel Marttel

Lidická 447/12, Karlovy Vary
3.5
of 5, from 95 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Karlovy Vary hotel is located near the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Mill Colonnade, Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and Mattoni Mineral Water. Elizabeth's Spa and Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$42
Hotel Renesance Krasna Kralovna

Hotel Renesance Krasna Kralovna

Stará Louka 48, Karlovy Vary
2.8
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Karlovy Vary, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater, Diana Lookout Tower, and Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Mill Colonnade and Elizabeth's Spa are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$86
Interhotel Central

Interhotel Central

Divadelní Námestí 17, Karlovy Vary
4.1
of 5, from 24 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater and Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Diana Lookout Tower and Mill Colonnade are also within 10 minutes.

$34
Hotel Palacký

Hotel Palacký

Stará Louka 40, Karlovy Vary
3.8
of 5, from 19 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater, Diana Lookout Tower, and Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Mill Colonnade and Elizabeth's Spa are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$50
Hotel Maltezsky Kriz

Hotel Maltezsky Kriz

Stará Louka 50, Karlovy Vary
4.1
of 5, from 60 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this hotel is steps from Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater and Diana Lookout Tower. Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Mill Colonnade are also within 10 minutes.

$64
Spa Hotel Thermal

Spa Hotel Thermal

I.P. Pavlova 11, Karlovy Vary
3.5
of 5, from 66 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Karlovy Vary, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mill Colonnade and Elizabeth's Spa. Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Mattoni Mineral Water are also within 15 minutes.