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Recommended by 232 out of 241 hikers


  • ExtraKeks

    A beautiful forest area which invites to beautiful walks with great views over the Harkortsee.
    Great view from the tower.

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    • April 14, 2018

  • Jörg

    The Harkort Tower is a lookout tower on the Harkortberg in Wetter (Ruhr), which was built in 1884 from private donations in memory of Friedrich Harkort. The tower has been a listed building since 1984 and has been part of the Route of Industrial Heritage since the beginning of 2011.

    From a 1882 architectural competition, the joint design of the Düsseldorf architects Otto van Els and Bruno Schmitz emerged victorious. After the architects had incorporated some change requests from the client, a cost estimate of 20,000 marks resulted, in contrast to the 15,000 marks calculated at the competition, which corresponded to the real existing building fund. [1] Only after the additional costs were covered by further donations, one could go to the construction. The inauguration of the tower finally took place on 19 October 1884.

    Bruno Schmitz, who was only 23 at the time of the competition, later became one of Germany's most famous monument architects.

    The tower has a height of 35 meters. The visitor has 130 steps leading to the observation deck, which offers a distant view over the Harkortsee to the Sauerland. The architecture of the tower is reminiscent of medieval castles, the wall openings in the area of the lower terrace have Gothic pointed arches. In terms of style, dr Harkortturm belongs to the architecture of historicism.

    At its foot was formerly a restaurant with a pavilion and beer garden. On June 1, 1907, the buildings and the 3-acre site were transferred to the municipality weather. The tower was renovated in 2009 for the 125th anniversary, in the same year celebrated the 100th anniversary of the completion of the town hall and the regaining of city rights.

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkortturm

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Julia

    The Harkortberg is a 231.6 meter high and about 1.5 kilometers long southern foothills of the ridge on the Heil in Ardeygebirge. It is located in the district Alt-Wetter von Wetter

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    • April 13, 2016

  • Andreas away

    Great, built in the right place viewing platform always guarantees a clear view!

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    • February 26, 2018

  • Marc

    Great view of the Ruhr

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    • July 22, 2018

  • ExtraKeks

    A beautiful tower directly on the climbing forest. A great starting point for interesting hike around Harkortberg and Harkortsee.

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    • April 14, 2018

  • Jörg

    In the meantime, the trees in front of the platform have grown so high that not much remains of the view.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Marc

    An observation tower on the sports field. From there a nice view of the Ruhr

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    • July 20, 2018

  • Marc

    A visit is worth it. The view alone

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    • July 20, 2018

  • Simon

    Great view, but you have to go before extreme climbs

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    • September 11, 2018

  • Marc

    Fantastic view of the Ruhr

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Christoph

    In the snack bar of the neighboring climbing garden you can eat groomed junk food. Delicious!

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Norbert Max

    A nice corner for hiking.

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    • December 20, 2019

  • Peter Marwedel

    Great view of the Ruhr valley

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Birgit&Berta

    Wonderful view from the plateau at the Harkortturm

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    • May 21, 2017

  • Pia Mia

    The Harkortberg offers many opportunities for leisure activities: biking, climbing, hiking

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Isi

    Sufficient parking spaces available

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Johannes

    With a bit of a step up for sports fans you can reach the beautiful tower with a great view of Harkortsee

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    • October 20, 2020

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Location: Wetter (Ruhr), Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation270 m

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