Like the Černá Studnice Ridge, Kopanina was also divided by a notional language border which separated the Czech and German inhabitants until 1925. The idea of building a lookout tower on Kopanina was the brainchild of the members of the Turnov branch of the Czech Hiking Club. The brick cylindrical tower was designed by the Turnov architect, František Duba. It was opened to great public interest in 1894. A special train was even put on from Prague for the occasion. The view from Kopanina is captivating: it is possible to see all the main peaks in the Jizera Mountains, the Giant Mountains with Kotel as the dominant peak, the Lower Giant Mountains with Zvičina and Tábor, the picturesque Bohemian Paradise with Kozákov and the Dry Cliffs, Trosky and Bezděz or Ralsko further to the west. The view towards the Ještěd Ridge is exceptional.
– height above sea level: 657 m, north-west of Železný Brod