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The observation tower in the Sławkowski Forest above the town of Krasno stands on a hill with a height of 777 m above sea level. It is a stone, narrowing upwards building with an external staircase. At a height of 25 meters there is a viewing terrace from which you can admire the panorama of the Ore Mountains, the hills above the health resorts Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne, the Doupowskie Mountains and the Tepelska Upland.
The tower was built in the years 1933–1935. It was supposed to be a way to attract patients from the nearby spas, Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne. It was designed by sculptor W. Russ and architect F. Hoffmann. They were inspired by paintings depicting the biblical Tower of Babel. The stone building has an external, spiral staircase that runs around the tapered body. To get to the top you have to climb 120 stairs. During the construction works, local unemployed were employed. It was a way for so-called intervention works during the Great Depression. Currently, after the renovation of 1997, the tower is again made available to tourists.