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Recommended by 57 out of 58 hikers


  • Wolly

    The observation tower "Look around" was built on the initiative of the naturalist Johann Apollonius Weltrich 1837/1838. Weltrich was royal Rentamtmann in Kulmbach. He discovered in the Rhäto Lias transitional layers at Veitlahm plant fossils, 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 is assigned to the tree ferns and is also called miracle flower. On October 4, 1838, the tower was inaugurated. In his speech, Johann Apollonius Weltrich thanked all donors and the Veitlahm citizens for the hand and clamping services during the construction of the building. He ended his speech with the words: "Be happy and look around on the Patersberge". On the tower is a plaque with the inscription "For love of the Creator in concord 1837/38".

    The large observation deck on the main building can be reached via a spiral staircase in the attached staircase tower, which is provided on the top with a second, smaller platform.

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    • October 16, 2016

  • Christian

    Great view in all directions. It's worth it.

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    • October 11, 2017

  • UdoS

    The Patersberg tower or look around, rewarding the small climb with fantastic views to the far west Coburg, the Rauher Kulm, Ochsenkopf and Schneeberg. At his feet is Kulmbach with the imposing Plassenburg.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • k-p-t

    Also this tower is located directly on the Frankenweg, it is worth to climb up.

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Susanne

    You have a very nice view from the tower.

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Frankenwald

    From the "Look-around tower" on the Patersberg you have a magnificent view of Kulmbach with the majestic Plassenburg. Down in the tower you can take a break, sheltered from wind, weather and rain.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Thomas S.

    Very nice viewpoint with room to rest and pause.

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    • June 21, 2019

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Location: Mainleus, Kulmbach, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation570 m

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