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Waldnerturm

Waldnerturm

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 616 out of 627 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald

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  • The Bull Terrier, his Human & Food

    The tower served with an originally grown kitchen as a venue and resting place for noble hunting companies and was later used until 1933 as a weekend home of a youth organization from Mannheim. Today, the listed Waldner Tower is freely accessible as a lookout tower and is cared for by the town of Hemsbach and the Odenwaldklub, Ortsgruppe Hemsbach e.V.

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    • December 2, 2017

  • Four Knight's Tower is named because of the 4 knight figures attached to the corners at the top.

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    • April 8, 2019

  • "Tower of the Four Riders", that's what the tower is often called.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Nice seating with beautiful views of the Rhine and Wechnitztal

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Here are 3 benches with enough space to enjoy the view in peace and quiet.

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    • April 8, 2019

  • Imposing - such a historical witness in the Odenwald. At the tower you will find an information board with interesting information about the tower. Last but not least there is a nice rest area.

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Great view and tables and benches for a break.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • From the four-knight tower in the Schafhof nature reserve you have a beautiful view of the Rhine plain and on the other side of the Odenwald.
    Some resting places are available. The meadow to and near the tower can be entered. Otherwise, please stay on the paths in order to preserve the protected area.

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    • July 31, 2021

  • Built 19, year,

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Very nice view

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    • December 1, 2019

  • Giant meadow with a tower on the edge of the forest.
    Fire pit is right in front of the tower.

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    • February 5, 2020

  • The four knight tower is located in the Schafhof nature reserve, which extends in a characteristic side valley of the Bergstrasse Odenwald between Hemsbach and Balzenbach.In 1837 Count Waldner-Freundstein bought the sheep farm and had the four knights tower, on the upper corners of which the reliefs of four knights with severed heads are attached, built in the style of a medieval watchtower. Originally, the tower with its attached kitchen, which is no longer preserved, served as a resting place for hunting parties.From the Vierritterturm (or Waldnerturm) there is a beautiful view of the Upper Rhine Plain to the Palatinate Forest in the west and the Tromm ridge in the east. The Schafhof nature reserve at the foot of the four-knight tower, which is well worth seeing, offers varied habitats with its wet meadows, seepage and swamp springs and oak-hornbeam forests, which are home to rare animal and plant species such as the Bechstein's bat or the Spanish flag butterfly.The four knights tower is located in the middle of a dense network of hiking trails on the mountain road, which also includes the nationally known Burgensteig.
    (odenwald-wandern.de/sehenswuerdheiten/aussichtstuerme/vierritterturm-waldnerturm.php)

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    • November 8, 2020

  • Very nice walk-in tower.
    From the top a great view over the Odenwald.
    The meadow in front of the tower invites to a picnic.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Interesting tower - nice view.

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    • June 3, 2017

  • A romantic tower with 4 knight figures from the year 1904. Is freely accessible. Nice view into the Weschnitz valley.

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Great view from the tower !!

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Nice place for great views and for a picnic

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    • April 6, 2020

  • It is worth climbing the tower, the view is magnificent and there are benches for a leisurely rest.

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    • May 20, 2021

  • One of the nice things about the Waldnerturm (next to the tower) is the great view of both the Rhine plain and the Odenwald to the east.

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    • August 5, 2021

  • ... and it turns, in thunderstorms around its own axis!

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    • June 12, 2017

  • A few steps up and you can enjoy the view.

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Picnic below the tower possible, beautiful views of the Odenwald. The Rhine plain is seen from below but much better.

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    • June 17, 2019

  • You can climb the tower.

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    • January 6, 2021

  • The watchtower, also called the Four Knights Tower, was built in the middle of the 19th century in the medieval style and is 10 m high and accessible. The view offers sweeping views of the Rhine Valley, the Palatinate and the central and southern Odenwald.
    Worth seeing nearby: Along the high path there is a boulder called the "stone horse".

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    • January 30, 2021


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Location: Hemsbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Electoral Palatinate, Germany

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