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 original bar - Great bar stools!
The bar as it looks today
The original restaurant - I'm obsessed with the chairs!
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 current restaurant
The current hallway has hanging chairs
Another view of the hallway - I love the Louise Nevelson-"esque" sculptures
One of the original hotel room interiors
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!
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
More technology for broadcasting inside the tower