The lookout tower "Look around" was built on the initiative of the natural scientist Johann Apollonius Weltrich in 1837/1838. Weltrich was the royal rent agent in Kulmbach. He discovered plant fossils in the Rhäto-Lias transitional layers near Veitlahm, which were named after him, such as the weltrichia mirabilis, of which a type specimen is kept at the University of Uppsala / Sweden. This specimen can be assigned to the tree ferns and is also called the miracle flower. The tower was inaugurated on October 4, 1838. In his address, Johann Apollonius Weltrich thanked all donors and the citizens of Veitlahm for the manual and clamping services in the construction of the building. He ended his speech with the words: "Be happy and look around on the Patersberg". A plaque is attached to the tower with the inscription "Out of love for the creator in unity 1837/38".
The large viewing platform on the main building can be reached via a spiral staircase in the attached stair tower, which is provided with a second, smaller platform at the top.
October 16, 2016
What I also like about the Patersberg Tower are the two wonderful paths that lead to it:
One of Veitlahm swung up through the meadows.
The second from the northeast along the ridge to the tower.
The stairs to the roof of the tower did not exist before. There the view was more restricted by the trees. A very good idea to build it on top of that.
November 27, 2020
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