OLD TOWN HALL – FIREWATCH AND VIEWING TOWER
The new, Art Nouveau-style, spired town hall was built in 1901 in the place of the old medieval town hall. The building currently houses the Ráckeve District Court of Justice and a children’s library, and the Firewatch viewing tower was also opened in 2009, offering a unique experience for visitors of the Ráckeve region.
Ráckeve, Kossuth L. u. 4.
Do not miss it!
The nearly 40-metre high Firewatch tower offers a perfect round panorama; in clear weather, the Buda Hills, Kiskunlacháza, the islands of the Little Danube, the towers of Százhalombatta and Ercsi and even the Velence Hills can be seen, and locals may get a bird’s eye view of their homes and immediate neighbourhoods.
Given the winter weather conditions, the viewing tower may be visited seasonally from early April till the second weekend of October. Guided tours start at the start of every hour during opening hours.
Ráckeve is also called the city of four spires, because of the old town hall’s fire watch tower with its wrought iron balcony and the spires of the catholic, the protestant and Serbian orthodox churches.