North Jutland's highest vantage point
On a clear day you can see Skagen in the north, Læsø in the east, Jyske Ås in the south and Rubjerg Knude in the west. In fact, the whole of Vendsyssel is at your feet from the region's highest vantage point, 160 m above sea level.
One of the city's more wealthy residents, merchant and consul Christian Cloos bequeathed the area in Flade Bakker when he died in 1914, as well as a sum of money to Frederikshavn Municipality with a requirement that a lookout tower should be built no later than 1962, otherwise the monetary gift would instead accrue Provinshandelsstandens Understøttelsesforening. In the time before the tower was built, many projects were stranded on economic or political discord. Only the demand for realization by 1962 forced a decision through.
The tower was in memory of his parents Consul Christian Ludvig Cloos and Oline Henriette Cloos.
It was inaugurated on 18 April 1962 (21 years after Købmand Cloose's death) and has since stood as a landmark for Frederikshavn, visible to all corners of the world when approaching the city.
The tower is today a lookout tower. There are formidable views of Frederikshavn and a large part of Vendsyssel. In clear weather, Skagen and Råbjerg miles can be seen in the north, Rubjerg knot on the west coast, Jyske Ås in the south and the islands of the Kattegat; Kølpen, Deget and Hirsholmene and Læsø in the east. A breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
The tower has an internal staircase with 315 steps and an elevator.
The area around the tower is serene. Tables and benches are set up here, where you can enjoy your brought food or cook it on the fixed grill on the square. In addition, there is also an ice cream parlor and a playground for children.
It is possible to find hiking trails to Vandværksskoven and the Bangsbo area.