The first mention of Bohdaneč dates back to 1233, when it was sold by the Grandmaster of the Teutonic Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. The local Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is from 1352. The village experienced its biggest boom at the start of the 16thcentury, when it was promoted to a town by King Vladislav II Jagiello. Today, the village’s main drawcard is the Bohdanka Lookout Tower, which stands on a hill above Bohdaneč. It is a unique structure made from round timber with steel joints. Its height of 52 metres makes it the tallest structure of its type not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe. The tower’s upper viewing platform is at a height of 42 metres and you must climb 216 stairs to reach it. At the foot of the lookout tower, a snack kiosk selling an abundant range of refreshments awaits visitors weary from the demanding climb. Besides the climb to the top of the tower and the stunning views of the surrounding area, you can also have some adventure on the way to the tower itself. You can reach it by carriage along the forest road from the nearby village of Hranice, where Mr Jelínekhas his stables. The round trip takes about an hour and can be taken individually, in pairs, or as a family of up to five members. You can also rent a bicycle below the tower and embark on the local bicycle trails or the educational nature trails “A Journey Around the Water Bodies” and ”History of Czech Glassmaking”. Also worth visiting are the premises of the company Zelená Bohdaneč s.r.o., which contains a shop selling regional products – honey, liqueurs, ciders and local spirits.

Lookout Tower Bohdanka (information at the Municipal Office in Bohdaneč)
Tel.: +420 327 591 528
Email: podatelna@obecbohdanec_cz
Web: (opening hours at Lookout Tower Bohdanka)

Zelená Bohdaneč s.r.o.

Bohdaneč_rozhledna Bohdanka

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