Suchý vrch 995 m
Suchý vrch (Torrid Hill) - the highest peak in an autonomous, mostly forested ridge separated by the Tichá Orlice (Silent Eagle River) from the main Eagle Mountains ridge.
Under the peak Kramář* touristic hotel was built in 1927.
Outlook tower with an all-round view was erected in 1931-32 by a design
of A. Patrman as elevated water tank, with two sightseeing platforms.
Later (1960) they were covered by a glass shelter enlarged in 1980 with
a brick body. The tower is open during summer holiday months, the hotel
is accessible by car via the road from Červenovodské gap but now unfortunately
closed due to pending ownership issues.
" Kramář hotel, a nice counterpart to Masaryk chalet, possess own water tap with delicious water, electric lighting, central heating, bathroom, outdoor swimming pool and a drive-way onto the spot. Eight rooms with 16 beds, two dormitories with another 23 beds..." (Dostál, Orlické hory 1931)
Evolution of look-out tower
For more information see page Look-out towers of Orlické hory