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Recommended by 314 out of 324 hikers


  • Dieter

    The Rhein-Weser-Turm is a 24 meter high observation tower on a side knoll of the Westerberg in the Rothaargebirge. The name indicates that the ridge of the Rothaargebirge forms a watershed in large parts: between the rivers that flow into the Rhine and the rivers that flow towards the Weser. Several hiking trails cross at the tower - the Rothaarsteig, the Wilhelm-Münker-Weg and the Christine-Koch-Weg. In the Rhein-Weser Tower there is a restaurant and even boarding rooms for overnight stays.

    The Rhein-Weser-Turm is operated by the Landgasthof Schwermer (

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    • July 6, 2017

  • Stefan Grünschläger

    The view from the Rhein Weser tower is gigantic. The climb in the tower should not be missed.

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    • April 3, 2017

  • Grünspecht

    Good restaurant to stop on the hike

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Markus M.

    From the tower you have a great view. Here ended our day's stage on the Rothaarstieg with a cool wheat in the beer garden :)

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Emely die Wanderbeaglein -

    The cake is good and cheap - and a beer and fries always goes: To the view: Gem. Wikipedia: "From the observation deck of the Rhein-Weser-Tower, which is provided on all sides under the windows with orientation boards, offers at almost 704 m altitude a panorama over parts of Rothaargebirge and Sauerland as well as among other things also to these sight targets (clockwise) - with height in meters (m) over normal height zero (NHN):
    Head north to the Kahleberg (710.8 m) and past this to the northeast of Lennestadt near Saalhausen Saalhauser Bergen (to 688.5 m). In the northeast, the Härdler (756.3 m) looks out past the Hohe Hessel (743.6 m). To the east is the Great Head (740.3 m), just south of the Loh (674.5 m) and in the valley beyond Bad Berleburg. South-east, the view extends into the Hessian mountain country to the bagpipe (673.5 m) at Biedenkopf.
    South follows the belt (677.7 m). Looking southwest you can see the Kindelsberg (618.1 m), which is situated far away from the Kreuztal, on which stands the Kindelsberg tower. Closer in this direction are the Eggenkopf (647.3 m), where the Panorama Park Sauerland Wildpark is located, and beyond that the Milsenberg (669.8 m). To the west, the Hohe Bracht (587.7 m) with a lookout tower rises beyond the area of Kirchhundem in the Bilsteiner Land. To the right of it is the Ebbe mountains to the northwest. In the north-northwest beyond the Hundem and Lennetal and the Ilberg (621 m) again the Saalhauser mountains can be seen; thus closes the visual circle. "

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    • September 22, 2018

  • Bille

    Unfortunately closed in November.

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    • December 4, 2018

  • Jake the hiker

    From the observation deck of the tower you have a magnificent all-round view

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Andreas

    Parking, Refreshment and starting point for one or the other round

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Markus

    Rhine Weser tower

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    • July 2, 2018

  • Annika Schenning

    Were today a nice round hike but unfortunately not seen wild

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Marc

    Impressive tower

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Marco Wolff

    This tower will be remembered forever as the turning point at Hollenmarsch XL

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Michelle

    A very nice destination up on the mountain with parking lots and a restaurant

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    • January 14, 2021

  • Matrosine

    Super nice host couple, good food, a bit dated charm of the decor. There is a very nice podcast of the history of the tower of the “Grenzgeschichten”

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    • August 4, 2020

  • Frank W. mit Dackel

    The Rhein-Weser-Turm near Oberhundem in the North Rhine-Westphalian district of Olpe is an at about 680 m above sea level. NHN height, 24 m high observation tower on a southern foothills of the Stengenberg (706.5 m above sea level) in the Rothaar Mountains. [1] [2] There is a restaurant on the first floor of the tower.Rhein-Weser-Turm is also the name of the local hamlet of the municipality of Kirchhundem with 14 inhabitants. [3]Source Wikipedia

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    • March 12, 2021

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Location: Kirchhundem, Olpe, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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