The Pyramidenkogel – a very popular destination.
The first viewing tower on the Pyramidenkogel was a tower made of wood with seven floors and its construction was completed in 1950. Subsequently the community built a wider road system and from now on the Pyramidenkogel can be reached by car very easily. It didn´t take long before the Pyramidenkogel turned into a popular place of excursion. In 1955 45.000 visitors already enjoyed the spectacular panoramic sight over Carinthia. 1959 the road system was expanded once again. Due to the increasing amount of visitors on the Pyramidenkogel the ambitious plan grew to build a new and more modern one.
REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION WITH THREE PLATFORMS
The new viewing tower, a 54 meter high reinforced concrete construction with three platforms was constructed from 1966 to 1968 and the ceremonial opening took place on the 1st of May 1968. An elevator took the visitors to the first viewing platform which was in 43 Meter high. The other two platforms, which were smaller ones, could be reached by staircases. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the amazing panorama over the Wörthersee, the Karawanken Mountains and over mostly all regions of Carinthia.
BLASTING AND REBUILDING
On the 12th of October in 2012 the symbol of Keutschach was blown up. Immediately after that they started with the building of the new viewing tower, which consists of a wood-steel construction. With an impressive height of 100 meters the viewing tower became the new symbol of the community Keutschach and till today it happens to be one of the most popular and most frequented places of excursion. A special feature for visitors of all ages is the 120 meter long slide inside the tower with a „photo trap“.