Diana Lookout Tower
Diana Lookout Tower
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Hiking Trails
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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Diana is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in Karlovy Vary. Take the funicular from colonnade street to get direct to this beautiful place incl. best famous look-out tower, 100 y. old restaurant, forest terrace, butterfly house and mini-zoo. Only in restaurant Diana you can eat surrounded by spa forests while watching our peacocks. From the look-out tower Diana you can take perfect photos of whole Karlovy Vary and surroundings. The butterfly house is a perfect goal of your trip in all weathers. On winter warm up by large fireplace in our historical restaurant, on summer surely use walking paths through the spa forests which starts right from our place. Visiting the "Tourist area Diana" will be nice and relaxing part of your trip to Karlovy Vary and you can come all year long. Who has not been at the Diana Observation Tower, has not seen Karlovy Vary!
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  • David D
    1,027 contributions
    A high point with scenic views
    A tower stands at a scenic viewpoint from which you can see the forests and the mountains and the town of Karlovy Vary nestled in the valley below. Many of the visitors to Karlovy Vary over the centuries have visited here, including Goethe. A funicular takes you from the town to the summit, and there are pleasant paths and hikes through the surrounding woods.
    Written June 9, 2022
  • Elina Michaelidou
    London, United Kingdom478 contributions
    Beautiful views from the top of the tower
    The tower offers great views of Karlovy Vary and the nearby, and the best part is that it's free. The area around the tower has also a few more activities to do, such as the mini zoo and the butterfly garden. It is really worth visiting the tower and the hill, in general, if you have a couple of hours to spare.
    Written December 12, 2022
  • Karolina P
    6 contributions
    lookout Diana
    you can buy a ticket for a cable cabin. in the price is included the entrance to the view tower. beutiful view over Karlovy Vary city centre, there are 150 steps but you can use the elevator. at the top is also restaurant and mini zoo and small buterfly garden
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,172 contributions
Jul 2020
Diana is an observation tower located in the forests above the Grandhotel Pupp. The tower can be reached by walking on the spa trails or you can get there by the funicular. Admission to the observation tower is free (if you don´t want to go up the stairs, you can use a lift). Diana offers a wonderful view of the entire Karlovy Vary and its surroundings.

Next to the tower is a forest restaurant, Butterfly House and a small animal corner. White peacock also walk in the area.
Written July 22, 2020
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M S.
Middenbeemster, The Netherlands3 contributions
Jul 2021
This unique location offers a view over the whole Karlovy Vary area. Situated on the hill in the forest. You can get there by foot, but the path is pretty steep. You can also take the funicular, but be prepare to wait in line for at least 30 minutes. Once upstairs )) you can not only visit the Tower but also take a nice walk in the forest. You can also find a butterfly house, mini zoo and a restaurant next to Diana.
Written August 1, 2021
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Beatrix T
Brno, Czech Republic300 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
As my hike took me around the lookout tower, of course I made sure to go up there. I love lookout towers and views, and yes, the views are really nice. However, the tower is really crowded, even in these coronavirus times, when, I believe there's hardly any tourists here compared to other years.
I would probably skip it in normal times, this way it was still more or less OK.
Written July 13, 2020
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Matlockmahers
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We caught the funicular at 10am so there was no queue to get to the top of the Diana tower and we had it almost to ourselves. Great views of karlovy vary and surrounding countryside. Really nice walk back down the hill through the beautiful forest - it took us about 30 minutes and it wasn’t too challenging.
Written January 8, 2020
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Roxanne Walsh
Rochdale, UK19 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We stayed in Prague but traveled out by bus (2hrs) a bit tiering but worth it. A great day out with beautiful views. We went to the highest point where you can get a tram lift up and down. So scenic! Worth the visit! Lots of lovely restaurants not too pricey. A full days visit to plan for
Written August 15, 2020
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Dan M
Frankfurt, Germany20 contributions
May 2022 • Family
You can see all of Karlovy Vary and how the water shapes the town. This is a must do when visiting the area just to take in the region. It is beautiful!

Our kids had a great time going up the stairs, but there is a fully functioning elevator that my wife and I kept our eyes on as we worked our way to the top. No matter your mode of travel, the view from the top is worth it.
Written May 14, 2022
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Selin
Albania15 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
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 enough. All the trip and the place itself gave us such a peaceful vibe
Written December 23, 2021
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navyjim58
Czech Republic622 contributions
Jun 2022
Very good lookout tower over Karlovy Vary. Took the tram up the hill and had a beer before walking up to the top of the tower. There is an elevator for those who want it. Great view from the top. Definitely worth the trip. No facilities for those who cannot walk it.
Written June 13, 2022
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Stanislav
Moscow, Russia20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is an amaizing place to have a look at everything around Karlovy Vary. It may be windy so be prepared. Then you may have a wonderful walk down via the forest to the city. It is better to use the funicular to get there l.
Written February 23, 2020
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Haifanic
Haifa, Israel259 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Karlovy Vary is a legendary place. The streets, the shops, the warm water flowing naturally.
There's no doubt, K-Vary has it's magic. If you arrived here, you cannot skip the Diana Lookout Tower. It is located almost at the end of the main walking promenade.

There are two ways to get up to the tower:
1. The somewhat small funicular (see photos attached). It reaches the top in about 90 seconds. You can buy a one way ticket or a round trip. If you bought a one way and than decided to use it downwards, you would eventually have to pay extra 10 czk. Not a big deal.
2. Walking through the woods. As it is a very steep incline, you should choose the walking option for the way down and not for climbing up. There is more than one walking lane (some are longer than others) and you should ask someone to help you choose the right one for you.

If you are young and healthy, as you reach the tower - climb the stairs. It takes no more than 5 minutes to climb up and it is much faster than waiting for the slow elevator. The view is absolutely amazing. You can even see the woods that mark the border between Czech Republic and Germany.
Written July 25, 2014
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