Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

Donnersberg and rubber swings

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2021-10-06
Recorded: 2021-10-02
Licence: Creative Commons Licence

The highest mountain in the České středohoří, Milešovka (837 m above sea level), also known as Hromová hora, Milleschauer, Donnersberg is the windiest place in the Czech Republic. The average wind speed is 30.5 km / h, with no wind on average 8 days a year. Donnersberg also has the most storms and on average 280 days a year there is a strong wind, there are about 35 storms a year and once the building of the meteorological observatory with a lookout tower received 5 lightning strikes in 15 minutes. If it is clear you can see the Giant Mountains, the Jizera Mountains, the Šumava Mountains and sometimes the Alps. Petr Kabeš watched the weather at the Meteorological Observatory from 1974 to 1977. When he signed Charter 77, he was fired even from here. His poem "I Discussed the Elements and They Discussed Me" reflected the dialogue with the weather and was translated into many languages. Ludvík Vaculík wrote a short story about his visit to Milešovka. From one place in Prague, Hromová hora can sometimes be seen on the horizon, and in return, Prague can sometimes be seen from here as well. I tested how the wind could handle the stretched rubber rope.

Dedicated to the memory of Petr Kabeš, who died 17 years ago.