Tallest viewing tower in Poland, which has a helter-skelter ride to get back down, opens to the public

The aptly named ‘Sky Walk’ in the Lower Silesian spa town of Świeradów-Zdrój is a whopping 65-metres tall. Press materials

Poland’s tallest viewing tower with a network of paths, breath-taking views, a glass platform and a helter-skelter opened to visitors this weekend in Lower Silesia.

The aptly named ‘Sky Walk’ in the Lower Silesian spa town of Świeradów-Zdrój is a whopping 65-metres tall, with a winding 850-metre walk leading to stunning views of the Jizera Mountains.

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The path to the top of the Sky Walk leads along an 850-metre walkway, which is also open at night.Press materials

Oskar Bronicki, Operations Manager of the Sky Walk said: “The path to the top of the Sky Walk leads along an 850-metre walkway, while the passage between the individual levels is made more attractive by the so-called spider cocoon - a playful tangle of nets, which children especially will appreciate.

“At the top, those who conquer the climb can try other challenges, such as a relaxation net in the shape of a droplet and an observation platform made of glass.

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Located 44km from the Czech border, the Sky Walk offers stunning views of the Jizera Mountains.Press materials

“Visitors can make the trip back down on a 105-metre-long helter-skelter.

“The helter-skelter ride lasts just a few seconds, so it is a great way down for adrenaline lovers.”

For those who can’t be bothered with the walk down, there is a helter-skelter.Press materials

Located 44km from the Czech border and 160km from Dresden, those behind the attraction hope that it will increase tourist footfall to Świeradów-Zdrój not just from Poland, but neighbouring countries.

Viewing towers have become popular in Europe in recent years and Poland has another in Dolna Morawa, but the Sky Walk will be the only viewing tower in Europe which will be open to visitors after sunset.