The 820-meter-high “Hohe Warte” mountain is located directly on the Albsteig. At the highest point of the Hohe Warte there is a lookout tower with a height of 23 meters. The tower was built and inaugurated in 1923, after there had been a high stand and then a viewing scaffold. The tower was built in honor of those who died in the First World War.
September 30, 2016
The view from the Hohe Warte is - like the Römerstein tower - divided into two parts: to the west and northwest one looks far out into the foothills of the Albania to the furrow of the Neckar valley, the Schönbuch and the Stuttgart forests and north to the heights of the Keuperwald mountains. The chimneys of the Neckarwerke in Altbach can be seen and with binoculars also the tower on the cores. Beautiful is the view of the vast meadows and margins of the Dettinger Roßberg. The deep valley of Ermstal with Hohenwittlingen can also be discovered. Since we are here in an area of the Alb, where at the beginning of the Albverein most local groups were formed and much was hiked, can be found in the near and further environment of the Hohe Warte even more lookout towers: Römerstein, Teckturm, Sternberg, Augstberg on the Gönninger Roßberg, Schönberg tower. In the west, the Eninger willow spreads on the Alb plateau, at the northern edge of the high basin of the Glems storage plant can be seen. Tübingen with its new neighborhoods on the surrounding heights and west of the Wurmlinger chapel are hard to miss. On special clear days, the Alps can also be seen from this lookout tower.
So / F open, but closed in the winter months; otherwise keys in the stud farm St. Johann, 07122/9296 or Mr. Strobel in Fohlenhof, 07122/9633, the key can be picked up at one point and returned to the other again.
February 12, 2016
Altitude above sea level: 820 m
Height of the tower: 23 m
Opening Hours: Sun / F open, but closed in the winter months; otherwise keys in the stud farm St. Johann, 07122/9296 or Mr Strobel in Fohlenhof, 07122/9633, the key can be picked up at one point and returned to the other again.
Admission: adults € 0.50, children € 0.25; Members and their families have free admission, as well as the members of all clubs, which in turn belong to the German Hiking Association.
Next parking: At the foot of the Hohe Warte, access from the stud farm St. Johann, or the stud farm
January 29, 2017
On the flat crest of the Hohe Warte, just 1 km behind the Albtrauf, there was a high point as early as 1896, then a viewing scaffold in 1905, until the brick lookout tower was finally erected in 1923. It should also commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War I as a memorial. A memorial stone at the foot of the tower also calls for remembrance and reflection. Nowadays the Swabian Alb Association organizes a memorial to the victims of the two world wars for members and non-members on the 2nd Sunday in October each. There are signposts on the tower platform. A fire pit was set up next to the tower.
Source: Swabian Alb Club
October 5, 2019
A wooden high stand was erected on the Hohe Warte in 1896, which came in as early as 1904 and was replaced by a new observation scaffold. This scaffolding had already fallen into disrepair in 1911. The current brick tower was built with great victims in 1923 would be the period of inflation together with the memorial for the fallen members of the Swabian Alb Society. There is a commemoration every second Sunday in October. The tower is open on Sundays and public holidays.
February 12, 2020
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