Designed in the swinging ’60s by Perret-prize-winning architect Karel Hubáček and widely considered a gem of modern architecture during its Czechoslovak-era heydey, in recent years the hotel atop Mount Ještěd in Liberec had fallen into disrepair.
But a 2015 crowdfunding campaign helped give the hotel back some of its former retro glory. And now the world is taking note: American news site CNN recently ranked Hotel Ještěd among the twelve “most unbelievable” hotels in the world, deeming it more like something out of a sci-fi movie than a place to stay the night.
Not only does the hotel offer panoramic vistas at an altitude of 1,012 m but it is probably one of the few hotels in the world that gives away cable car passes. A restaurant and television transmitter are also located in the tower.
For more on Hotel Ještěd see our 2014 article 7 Unusual Ideas for Weekend Rentals.