Vacation Destination – Jested Teletower in the Czech Republic

December 13, 2008

I’m already planning my winter vacation for next year. I will definitely be staying at the Jested Teletower in the Czech Republic. Aside from great skiing, the Jested Tower is an incredible 1960’s futuristic building. The Jested Tower was designed and built between 1963-1968 by architect Karl Hubacek. The tower is in the shape of a hyperboloid, and resembles a “futuristic” space ship. I love that the tower is a hotel that also serves as a television transmitter. The interior hasn’t changed that much.

The Jested Teletower's outside view.  I love the hyperboloid shape

The Jested Teletower's outside view. I love the hyperboloid shape

The original bar

The original bar - Great bar stools!

The bar as it looks today

The bar as it looks today

The original restaurant

The original restaurant - I'm obsessed with the chairs!

The restaurant today

The restaurant today - The hanging lights are great! I'm glad they're still hanging today!

Another view of the original restaurant

Another view of the original restaurant

Another view of the current restaurant

Another view of the current restaurant

The current hallway has hanging chairs

The current hallway has hanging chairs

Another view of the hallway - I love the Louise Nevelson-"esque" sculptures

Another view of the hallway - I love the Louise Nevelson-"esque" sculptures

One of the original hotel room interiors

One of the original hotel room interiors

Another view of one of the original hotel rooms - The old television set receives it's signal from the tower!

Another view of one of the original hotel rooms - The old television set received it's signal directly from the tower!

Here's how the rooms look today.  Even more space age!  I can't wait to wear a tuxedo the whole time I'm here!

Here's how the rooms look today. Even more space age! I can't wait to wear a tuxedo the whole time I'm here!

The view from the top of the mountain gives you the feeling of flying

The view from the top of the mountain makes you feel as though you're flying

Transmitters in the tower are still used today for televison broadcasting

Transmitters in the tower are still used today for televison broadcasting

More technology for broadcasting inside the tower

More technology for broadcasting inside the tower

3 Responses to “Vacation Destination – Jested Teletower in the Czech Republic”

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  2. Sherlynn Shadduck said

    I was at Jested in the 90’s when visiting Olda and Jitka Jirsakovi. The hotel was a breathtaking and beautiful site to see.
    I would love to return back to Liberec and see the sites again! Sincerely Sherlynn Shadduck Maryville Missouri United States

  3. Blogger said

    Great photos, thanks for sharing them. This building inspired me to make a Czechoslovak music mix:

    http://musicforironing.blogspot.com/2010/02/jonnek-csehszlovakok-czechslovaks-are.html

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