Observation tower on Veselý hill off Mokrsko

The tower, with its typical iron telecommunication tower structure, was built in 1999. The observation deck is at a height of 25 metres. The tower itself is not unusual or beautiful, but its observation deck offers charming views of the central Povltaví region and Vltava's blue meanders. It is also noteworthy that in the beginning of the 1990s, there were attempts to renew gold mining in the area and Veselý hill with its extended surroundings was to be literally grubbed. The gold was to be leached using cyanide directly at the spot in dug bath. Fortunately, the plan was not carried out and, looking from the observation tower, you will agree that it was a correct decision. There is a walking circuit with a nature trail "Zlaté Psí hory" (Golden Dog mountain) nearby. The tower is not open to the public around the clock; you need to check the opening hours in advance.

Route and transport to the site

Walking (approx. 11 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - U Dobré Vody - Čím - Chotilsko - Lipí - Sejcká Lhota - Veselý hill. Most of the route is very pleasant and follows field roads, avoiding asphalt roads. The trip is suitable for experienced hikers and will take a whole day.

Cycling (approx. 11 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - U Dobré Vody - Čím - Chotilsko - Lipí - Prostřední Lhota - Veselý hill. The route follows local roads and field paths. Alternatively, you can take the road for cars as described below. The trip is very pleasant and recommendable for moderately experienced cyclists.

By car (approx. 10,5 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - Nová Hospoda - Křížov - Korkyně - Chotilsko - Prostřední Lhota. The observation tower cannot be reached by car. A parking lot can be found in Prostřední Lhota, directly in front of the Křížovnický špýchar museum. From there, you need to walk (about 2 kilometres). The route is marked. The walk is suitable for everyone.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°44'40.762"N, 14°20'35.625"E


Map No. 38 / C4, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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Observation tower - www.chotilsko.cz/rozhledna-na-veselem-vrchu/d-17577/p1=2090

Nature trail - www.zlatokop.cz/ckz/clanky/cesky/NovyKninStezky/3StezkaPsiHory.htm

Chotilsko Municipality - www.chotilsko.cz