Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 124 out of 129 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Heidelberg Bismarckturm dates from 1903. Like all other Bismarck towers in Germany, the Heidelberg Tower was designed as a pillar of fire and not as a lookout tower. The German student body wanted to build in the end of the 19th century Bismarck in honor of as many towers on the top of a large fire bowl a Bismarck fire should be kindled. Even if the fire bowl is still available, the Heidelberg Tower is nowadays used mainly as a lookout tower.

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    • December 22, 2017

  • Assisipilger

    Wonderful view over Neckartal, Heidelberg and Rheinebene

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Tom

    After a not really strenuous ascent you have a nice view of Heidelberg and the Rhine valley direction Mannheim.

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    • November 28, 2016

  • Oliver

    A wonderful view over Heidelberg

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Kauai

    You should definitely take the stairs in the tower. Because from the top has a great view of Heidelberg.

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    • December 31, 2017

  • Ralph K.

    If you start from the Heidelberg Bridge, the tower is one of the first highlights.

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Jonny

    Grandiose view!

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Dirk

    Every city has a Bismarck tower ... was to when we were there, but is probably open to some Jahresueiten.

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    • February 28, 2019

  • Biitii 105

    I was especially fascinated by the trees, which were full of sweet chestnuts, because I have not seen it that way, because you usually stand under a tree

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Petra

    Be sure to go to the tower when it's open (usually April to October, but we were lucky on the 3rd of November too). On good days fantastic views to the Palatinate and the northern Black Forest

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    • November 3, 2019

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Location: Electoral Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation220 m

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