The lookout tower was built in 1891. After the expulsion of the Sudeten German population from the area, the tower was closed and decayed. It was only in 1993 that it was made accessible again after renovation.
First and foremost, the view from the tower sweeps over the mountains of the surrounding Lusatian Highlands. On a clear day you can also see as far as the Erzgebirge and the Giant Mountains.
The Jedlová Hill is crossed by a European watershed: the water draining off to the north finally reaches the Baltic Sea, the water draining off to the south reaches the North Sea.