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“A Climb To A Sweeping View.”

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, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The entrance or starting point to the ascent to the Diana Tower is located to the right of the Grandhotel Pupp, in an alley. Either take the funicular or do the half-hour climb through the woods on marked trails (I'd recommend the latter; it's fun and free and takes you through some beautiful wooded areas with views of the town below you at several points). Follow the trails marked with the white and blue stripes and you'll eventually reach the tower. Climb 150 steps or take the elevator to the top and you'll have some spectacular views of 3 towns and the surrounding wooded areas.
There's a cafe, restaurant, butterfly park and petting zoo too, just around the tower. It's a slightly tiring climb but well worth the effort. And the view does justify the climb indeed!

Thank CorporateProphet
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"cable car"
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"great view"
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"mini zoo"
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"surrounding area"
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"funicular railway"
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"grandhotel pupp"
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"butterfly garden"
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"walk up"
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"by foot"
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"degree view"
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"fresh air"
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"walked down"
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"butterfly room"
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"nice restaurant"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice tourist attraction. You can see the whole city from the tower. The funicular is operated very efficiently, so do not bother about the line, it is going quite fast.

Thank Izik V
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The fenicula to the Diana tower is just about IMPOSSIBLE to find.
You have to go to the Hotel Grand Pupp and park in their lot. From there you head past their main entrance and duck into an alleyway. You may see a small sign that says "cable car", but that is about it. 20 metres from there you will see the ticket office. Great views from the tower.

Thank HarrowRyan13
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is one of the places that you should visit when in Karlovy Vary. If you are not amazed of the spring water tasting ( which was tasting a bit weird), then hike up and down and enjoy the view from the tower :)

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

There is a cable car from behind the Pupp and elevator inside the tower. Great view and a cafe below, plus mini zoo. Easy walk down to Karl’s lookout tower

Thank AndersUA
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