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A walk to the Vysoký vrch lookout tower

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A walk to the Vysoký vrch lookout tower
Inserted: 06.12.2020
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com
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Vysoký vrch is a hill with an altitude of 486 m above sea level located in the Křivoklát Highlands. There are the remains of a fortified settlement from the Bronze Age with an area of about 1.5 ha and a square floor plan, the importance of which was probably mainly guard. Today we find a wooden lookout tower with a view of the surrounding area.

Proškův mlýn

We start the walk in a place called Poteplí. Here is Prošek's mill. The first written mention of the existence of the mill comes from 1432. Until 1786 it was a noble mill. It has been owned by Prošky since 1892. It ceased operations in 1946.

Proškův mlýn
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Chapel of St. Jan Nepomucký
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Chapel of St. Jan Nepomucký

We start the route along the stream, where we also pass the beautifully repaired chapel of St. Jan Nepomucký.

Hradiště

Very soon we turn into a stream up the hill, where we make our way to the fortified settlement. The high peak is relatively flat with steep accesses from all sides.

Hradiště
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Vysoký vrch lookout tower
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Vysoký vrch lookout tower

At the top we find a wooden lookout tower from 2007. The lookout tower does not look very stable and the ladder has already experienced a lot, but we still climb up.

View

From the viewing platform at a height of 5 meters above the terrain, you can see the Křivoklát and Rakovník hills, Brdy and České středohoří with good visibility.

View
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Monument to Jan Palach

On Vysoký vrch there is also a monument to Jan Palach, which takes the form of a mound with a simple wooden cross and a photograph. The mound was founded on the day of JP's death on January 19, 1969.

Monument to Jan Palach
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