Lednice • Viewpoints • Expositions • Lichtensteins' sights
The second oldest lookout tower in the Czech Republic
About the place
This dominating feature of the whole Lednice Park was built between 1797 and 1802 according to the design of the architect Josef Hardtmuth. It is over 60 metres high, making it the largest building of its kind in non-Islamic countries. The minaret served primarily as a lookout tower from which the entire Lednice-Valtice area can be seen. In the lower part there are eight rooms richly decorated with oriental ornaments on the ceilings and walls. It has 3 observation galleries and a total of 302 stairs lead to the highest one, which offers an amazing view of the entire park.
Entry with baby carriages
Entry with dogs
Tour of the interior
A minaret is not just a few steps of a lookout tower. Inside there are 8 rooms that are now available for viewing after renovation. We highly recommend a visit to these restored interiors. The occupancy is not that high, so you can enjoy the tour without the crowds.
The best time of the day to visit the Minaret Tower is in the morning and evening of the opening hours. In the morning you have the relatively low sun illuminating the western part of the park and in the evening you can enjoy a romantic sunset with soft light falling on the eastern part of the park.
691 44 Lednice