Belvedér

This viewing platform, some 130 metres above the Elbe, is the oldest restored viewpoint in Bohemian Switzerland. It offers a beautiful view into the deep canyon of the River Elbe and across to the table mountains of Zirkelstein and Kaiserkrone on the German side of the border.

At the turn of the 18th century the owners of the nearby chateau in Bynovec built a sala terrena here with the coat-of-arms of the founders – the lords of Clary-Aldringen, which can still be seen today, and the viewing platform was also reconstructed. Back then the platform was used to host popular music productions. Since the 19th century the viewing platform has been linked to the chateau in Bynovec by a 4-km-long carriage route, along which the red tourist route now runs.

In 2011 the Belvedér viewpoint won several awards in a competition organised by Kudyznudy. In particular it was the overall winner for the North-west Bohemian region and came second in the main nationwide competition.

The Hotel Belveder is situated near the viewpoint.

 

Height above sea level: 250 m
Location: Labská Stráň

Address: 

Labská Stráň
Česká republika
50° 50' 58.4052" N, 14° 13' 17.4828" E

Category: 

  • Nature
  • Lookout tower / Prospect