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No 2 - The Hill of friendship, Diana

Diana Tower

This hill takes its name from friends of the historian Leopold Stohr, who adored the walks leading to this place. Today the Diana Tower is situated here, as well as a cafe bearing the same name. One can reach the place by funicular railway, which was built back in 1912 - during the period when the number of visitors to the spa resort was at its peak. Starting from its base station at the end of Mariánská Street behind the Grand Hotel Pupp, it transports tourists right to the very summit. There is an observation platform just about thirty metres from the Diana Tower's base. It offers a wonderful view over Karlovy Vary and its surroundings. Having reached the peak by funicular railway, most visitors return to the town by foot, keeping close to the funicular's route. One can, however, go back down via the longer route, which takes you via the Path of Friendship, and lets you enjoy the lovely canopy of Karlovy Vary forests. The path emerges at the restaurant St Linhart, from where you can return to the town via the Sova's path.