Der Litberg (Gauß Turm)

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Recommended by 14 out of 16 cyclists


  • Der Heidjer Radler

    The Litberg is 65 m above sea level, the highest point in the district of Stade. It is located about 2.5 km south of Beckdorf in the municipality Sauensiek. The Litberg is a small hill covered in birch, pine, willow and alder, which was created as a glacial moraine. It forms a landscape protection area on the Geest west of the Harburger mountains.Carl Friedrich Gauss was to measure the kingdom of Hanover since 1821 (Gaussian land survey). The thereby emerging problems in the North German lowlands (lack of landscape surveys) he was able to overcome, inter alia, with the help of Litbergs, where he set up a survey tower in order to better target his goals in Hamburg-Altona, Hohenhorn, Elmenhorst and Zeven. Later, this survey was documented on the back of a 10-D mark bill.

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    • September 28, 2015

  • Kuddel

    Super view, on cold clear days to Hamburg

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    • March 27, 2018

  • Bsit

    On the one hand it is a "real" mountain for our region and on the other hand it has a really fantastic view from here. At the time of our visit, the deciduous forest was in a beautiful autumn dress, on whose leaves the Gausche tower was found as a shadow again.The tower is privately owned, but is supported by the community.
    The opening times:
    * November to March in good weather from 10:00 to sunset
    (and if necessary)
    * April to October from 9:00 am to sunset (and if required)
    Further information: www: http: //

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Wolfgang der Radler

    Very nice place to take a break. Seating is available. On a clear day, you have a dreamlike view.

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    • July 8, 2019

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Location: Sauensiek, Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation110 m

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