Diana Lookout Tower
Diana Lookout Tower
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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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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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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
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Karolina P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
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
Written June 28, 2022
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Where - walking south - the compact core of the historic city of Karlovy Vary ends, at the Pupp hotel, a funicular takes you a few hundred meters uphill to this tower.
The arrival point of the funicular is already prominent; but this quality is enhanced by the height of the tower, which allows the view to be elevated above the curtain of thick trees covering the entire hill, and also the whole of the surrounding hills.
Thus, not far to the north-west side, the Erzgebirge mountain range appears, indicating the border with Germany; and in the other directions a series of less prominent hills, heavily wooded and lonely, contrasting singularly with the urbanization of the underlying valley floor of the Tepla river, in which the spa area is located, and of the northern districts of the city, which can be seen further away.
The beauty of these hills easily induces the desire to follow their paths; firstly the one – 17 km long – leading to the beautiful village of Loket
It's also worth noting that the climb to the tower is free, a rather rare feature among this type of buildings.
Written November 27, 2023
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Beatrix T
Brno, Czech Republic300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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M S.
Middenbeemster, The Netherlands3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Matlockmahers
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Germany68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Stanislav
Moscow, Russia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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