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Hornisgrinde - Bismarckturm

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  • Sausewind

    Small lookout tower with interesting orientation marks on the railing, for example sunrise and sunset on the solstice days or direction and distance to Kehl, Strasbourg, Vienna or Lima. The view is stunning.

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    • June 24, 2018

  • Jakobspilger

    The Hornisgrindeturm gives many visitors the impression that it was the legacy of an old castle. The Hornisgrindegipfel with the beautiful observation tower and the equally beautiful "Grindenhotel" is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the whole region together with the Mummelsee.

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    • May 15, 2017

  • Björn

    On the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest. Really nice. And already the journey through Sasbachwalden

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    • July 22, 2020

  • JM

    From the 7 meter high Bismarck tower you have a beautiful view over the Hornisgrinde plateau

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Saskimo | Saskia

    Mega beautiful view over the National Park and up to the Rhine plain!

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    • February 26, 2020

  • Matthias Brandt

    The Hornisgrinde is the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest. The summit here is a fairly large flat plain on which there is a high moor in the southern part of the plateau. This can be crossed via a boardwalk. At the southern end, above the Mummelsee, is the Hornisgrindeturm. At the highest point of the mountain, in the middle of the summit level, there is another tower, the Bismarck Tower. In addition, there are now several wind turbines on the summit level. From the Hotel Mummelsee, which is located on the B 500, the summit level can be reached quickly and the view can be enjoyed.

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    • August 14, 2017

  • Gunther

    A wonderful view and the many visitors are spread over the ridge quite well.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    THE HISTORY OF THE HORNISGRINDE: PASTURE AREAS, MILITARY USE AND EXCURSION DESTINATION
    "... Unique region full of legends and experiences ...
    The name Hornisgrinde goes back in all likelihood to the components "Horn", "Miss" and "Grind", which means something like "rocky, bald head that supports a bog". ... "
    stadtanzeiger-ortenau.de/c-lokales/einzigartige-region-voll-sagen-und-erlebnisse_a2261

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Genuss-Tourer 🚲 🥾

    The Hornisgrinde is the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest. And there's a lot to explore in the corner. E.g. the Mummelsee is not far away. Unfortunately there is a lot going on here.

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    • September 26, 2020

  • The Walking Dad

    Do the wind whistles properly above. If not there in summer, pack well.

    Two towers were built on the Hornisgrinde, the Hornisgrinde and the Signal Tower, which are often confused:

    In its current form, the 7 m high Bismarck Tower has stood on the highest point of the Hornisgrinde since 1871. The former signal tower stands directly on the boundary of the municipalities of Sasbach and Sasbachwalden.

    The 23 m high Hornisgrinde tower was built in 1910 by the Badischer Schwarzwaldverein as a lookout tower at the southern end of the Hornisgrinde ridge.

    Source: Black Forest Association
    schwarzwaldverein-sasbach.de/?page_id=13

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Stefan D

    Super panoramic view from the highest point of the Hornisgrinde. When the weather is clear, you can see as far as the Alps

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Genuss-Tourer 🚲 🥾

    that's kind of the summit cross. Who wasn't here, wasn't on the Hornisgrunde ;-)

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    • September 26, 2020

  • Armin

    The tower is not too high, but you have a wonderful view over the Rhine plain, the surrounding high moor and on the other side towards the Biberkessel.
    There is always some wind up here.

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    • October 29, 2020

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Small lookout tower, which makes something a bit meager right next to the gigantic radio tower, but it is even longer there.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Mrs. Fluffs

    A small, cute turret from which you have a very nice overview of the raised bog.

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    • November 25, 2018

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    The Hornisgrinde is the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest, but has the character of a plateau.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Streifenhörnchen

    At the highest point of the Hornisgrinde is the 7 m high, built in 1840 Bismarckturm. In 2000, it was renovated and made accessible by an external spiral staircase. Here you can enjoy wonderful far and wide views of the surrounding Black Forest mountains and the Rhine valley.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Frank

    Great way. Just right for grandma, grandpa and 2 little grandchildren

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    • May 16, 2021

  • Björn

    A really nice hiking trail. Great to run. Beautiful nature and an even better view.

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    • May 17, 2021

  • Micha (Bike Buddy)

    The connoisseur path. The name fits well. I really enjoyed the tour.

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    • July 7, 2021

  • Stefan D

    Great view from the Hornisgrinde. Easy to reach

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Kauai

    Should rather be "above the fog". Is always particularly impressive when the Rhine Valley is a sea of ​​fog.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Lilly Sles

    Very beautiful nature, great views

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    • February 2, 2021

  • Michael

    Nice old tower that is easy to climb with good visibility

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    • April 18, 2021


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Location: Sasbachwalden, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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