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“Karlovy Vary - Diana Tower - Not Bad” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diana Lookout Tower

Diana Lookout Tower
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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“Karlovy Vary - Diana Tower - Not Bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Having spent the day in Karlovy Vary we found ourselves at the top of the town near the end of the shops and decided to take the small venicular railway up the hillside and ascend Diana Lookout Tower. The ascent on the 'train' was good and only took a few minutes and was fairly inexpensive. The tower itself is next to a restaurant/cafeteria with outside benches and was a nice place to rest following the day walking through town.

The tower however, was a fairly lengthy climb to the top. The lift ( there is one ) wasn't working the day we were there and being a little less active than I should be I was a bit out of breathe when I made it up. However, the views were pretty good and it wasn't that busy. A great spot to look out across the valleys and Karlovy Vary below and take some time to relax for a few minutes.

Coming down was easier and a quick bite to eat before dropping back down to the town. Probably all in all a one hour excursion which was basic but worth the effort for the cost.

If you are in Karlovy Vary and have an hour to spare check it out.

Visited June 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Great view on Karlsbad and forrests around it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Definitely worth walking all the way up (although there's also a cheat - funicular goes there every now and then from the tourist center of the town). Great view. Try to find live peacocks around the tower :)

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great views of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you're a picture person, go here for the views, it was awesome! We went on a snowy day and had such awful visibility, but it was still cool to see the snow covered city.

Visited December 2012
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İzmir, Türkiye
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“Best thing to do in Karlovy Vary in October”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Make sure you get a one way cable car ticket up to the Diana Lookout Tower. Take a look at the town from the tower first. Then head to the restaurant. It is very good with reasonable prices. On the way back you will walk down the paths in the forest which takes about 15 - 20 minutes. It was lovely with falling leaves. Be mindful however that the paths are not very well marked. You can easily think that you're lost, but as long as you walk downhill any path will take you to the town.

Visited October 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Birds-eye view of Karlovy Vary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The fenicular runs every 15 minutes @ 40czk pp one way (other options available too). The ride is 100% safe and one is slowly removed from the hustle of Carlsbad to the serenity of the spruce forest above Karlovy Vary. Make sure you have time to climb to the top of the Diana Tower which tops the hill. The panorama is breath-taking. Then we suggest that you stroll down the hill towards "Deer jump" ("Hirshen Sprung") (+-0.8km) to see the delightful statuette of a deer poised to jump from a high rock. The return hike took us +-40 minutes.

Visited October 2012
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