Visit the Bratislava Observation Tower to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Bratislava and the Danube river. Built of red spruce wood in 2016, it is one of the newest lookouts in the Little Carpathians. The observation tower is located in an area called American Square. There is also a Pavillon and a playground for children in this area. You can freely create a fire at the fire place which is next to the Pavillon and make a picnic. In the past, this area has been neglected a little bit. Fortunately, the administration of the Bratislava forests decided to revitalize this place. The tower is located at an altitude of 380 meters. It is 15 meters high. The tower has steep mills. Thus it can bedifficult for smaller children to climb the tower.
How to get to the Bratislava observation tower
There are two routes leading up to the tower. The first route is easy. It’s about 1.2 km long and it will take you about 30 minutes to reach your destination. With a lenght of 1.6 km, the second route is more demanding. It has an elevation of 150 meters and will take you about 40 minutes.
If you decide to follow the first route, go to the parking lot next to the TV tower on Kamzík hill. Be sure to find the end of the asphalt behind the TV tower and follow a path into the the woods. Red markers will show you the right way. The forest path is well marked, after about 10-15 minutes you will reach the meadow with the lookout tower.
If you choose the second route, you will find a red tourist sign at the Red Bridge which is close to the TV tower. Go in the direction of Kamzík hill. Follow the route through the woods until you reach the meadow with the observation tower.
ATTENTION: Don’t confuse the Bratislava observation tower with the UFO Observation Deck which is located on top of the New Bridge that spans accross the Danube river!
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