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Hornisgrinde - Bismarckturm

Hornisgrinde - Bismarckturm

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Recommended by 2273 out of 2328 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord

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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

  • 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

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

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    • July 22, 2020

  • 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

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

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    • July 22, 2020

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

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    • February 26, 2020

  • 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

  • Mega view over the northern Black Forest to the Rhine plain.

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    • June 2, 2021

  • The Bismarck Tower is located at the highest point of the Hornisgrinde, in the middle of the summit level. At the southern end, above the Mummelsee, there is also the Hornisgrindeturm on the summit level. The 7 m high Bismarck Tower has been in its current form since 1871. The former signal tower stands directly on the boundary between the municipalities of Sasbach and Sasbachwalden. 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 quite quickly and the view can be enjoyed.

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    • August 14, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

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

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    • November 25, 2018

  • Nice old tower that is easy to climb with good visibility

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    • April 18, 2021

  • The Hornisgrinde is 1164.4 m above sea level. NHN the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest. It is an elongated mountain ridge with a length of around two kilometers and lies roughly in a north-south orientation. The name means: mountain ridge that carries a moor at its height.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • From the Hornisgrinde there is a great view in all directions when the weather is good,

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    • June 17, 2021

  • 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

  • Great view in every season

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    • November 8, 2020

  • Highest point on the Hornisgrinde

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    • December 6, 2020

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

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Great view to France.

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Here at the Honrisgrinde the view is really great!
    ... if you are not walking like we did at the onset of winter and the visibility is max. 50 meters Still nice!

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    • November 13, 2020

  • 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

  • Great 360 degree view.

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    • October 20, 2020

  • Very beautiful nature, great views

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    • February 2, 2021


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

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  • Elevation3,800 ft

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