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Recommended by 38 out of 39 hikers


  • Vanessa Kopp

    The stone lookout tower is the trademark of Brandenkopf. Since 1929 there is the 32 meter high tower, which you can climb all year round. A donation is requested. The Brandenkopf gets its name from a big forest fire in the year 1730. Before that the mountain was named Varnlehenskopf. The view from the 945 meter high mountain is spectacular. With really good visibility you can even see the Vosges.

    Next to the observation tower you will also find the Berggasthof. In addition to a large beer garden, there is also a playground for romping for children. Tuesday and Wednesday are closed. Further information can be found here:

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    • January 10, 2019

  • Martin

    With the Brandenkopf you climb one of the highest mountains in the middle Black Forest. The 945 m high mountain has its name since 1730, when a big fire raged on the summit. From the stone brandy tower, you can even see the Alps on clear days.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Better the Westwegvariante over the Brandenkopf, here you have beautiful views and after the Brandenkopf it is in the meantime sometimes on paths

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    • August 1, 2017

  • Wanderklaus

    Good place for an overnight stay on the Westweg. Although something off the beaten path, but definitely recommended. The peace here is unique.

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    • August 26, 2017

  • Lothar

    Nice view from the top of the tower, the entrance costs 0,60 €.

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    • September 21, 2018

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


  • Elevation990 m


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