Eselsberg mit Rennsteigwarte

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Recommended by 243 out of 267 hikers


  • Mike

    The hiking area around the Donkey Mountain is very worthwhile for several reasons. Round tours of different lengths can be undertaken starting from Masserberg. A circular route is signposted as suitable for the disabled. In winter, too, not only the cross-country skiers are considered, because winter hiking trails are also marked and prepared.

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    • May 17, 2018

  • JR56

    At the end of the last century, Masserberg attracted the first holiday guests to the village. The then mayor, Magnus Enders, recognized the opportunity to open up the mountain resort touristically. In 1899, for example, the construction of a lookout tower on the Eselsberg began, which offered the guest a broad view of the Thuringian countryside.

    Over the years, a whole series of redevelopment and reconstruction of the tower. After the completion of the German reunification, the observation tower was extensively restored and now measures 33 meters high.

    Today, the "Rennsteigwarte" is the only observation tower on the Rennsteig that invites guests from near and far to enjoy the magnificent view. to enjoy the Schneekopf, the Schwarzatal, the Fröbelturm, the Veste Coburg or the summits of the Fichtelgebirge.
    Strengthening can be found next door in the Turmbaude.

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    • March 7, 2019

  • marmeladentante

    Hiking also possible with baby carriages on wide paths.

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    • March 23, 2016

  • Mike

    A good point to stop for a moment. Think for a moment of those who literally were our predecessors, and founded the tradition of hiking and touring. Nature boys and hiking girls, who made our ways feasible today.

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    • November 20, 2018

  • Jeannette

    Stop and pause!
    Inside cozy ... outside there is a beer garden ... Hearty kitchen ... 👍

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    • May 16, 2018

  • Mapf

    On the summit of the donkey mountain are on the Rennsteig a trip restaurant and a 33 m high lookout tower, the Rennsteigwarte (♁⊙). The tower was built in 1974 after two wooden predecessors had been destroyed in 1951 by storm and 1974 by lightning. In the 1990s, it was rebuilt: The existing construction of steel framework was disguised with the inclusion of two open across corner glass surfaces. Behind the window glazing of the observation deck, there are photographs of the entire panorama with inscriptions of important visual targets (Wikipedia).

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    • November 6, 2018

  • Donkersjön

    Great lookout tower for a small fee. Interesting architecture.

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    • November 2, 2016

  • Monalisa

    View terrific - and also the possibility (except Mondays) to turn right next to it. From roast to cake and beer to coffee, everything is available. :-)

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Boguslawa

    Here the view goes very far

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    • November 10, 2020

  • Maikmu

    Tower with a very nice view. Admission 1 Euro.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Andreas J

    Not far from Massaberg the first destination, in good weather good views. Otherwise you can warm up next to it in the cozy cottage.

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Andreas J

    Cozy restaurant to warm up and linger

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Andreas J

    Not far from Massaberg the first excursion destination, in good weather with good views. Admission 1 €

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Nell

    If you are in the area, you also have to go up the tower. Good view and panoramic view.

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    • June 9, 2019

  • Waldfee13

    The small obolus is very well laid out for so much information

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    • August 13, 2019

  • Mike

    You can also find the small, narrow and quiet paths here on the "Eselsberg". They flatter your feet through sparse spruce forest with a soft needle carpet.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Inspirationsschmiede

    The stair climb costs one euro and is fully automatic via a turnstile. I have not seen any employees or coin change machines. Above you have a view in all directions with explanatory boards.

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    • July 11, 2020

  • Nicole

    Incredible the view from up there.

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    • June 17, 2020

  • Nils

    Refreshments are currently not possible

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    • July 29, 2020

  • ujaudio

    Don't forget change (1 euro coin), the climb to the tower is worth it, at least if the weather is good.

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    • August 4, 2020

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Location: Masserberg, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany


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