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It is next to the Feldberg tower one of the landmarks on the Feldberg: the Bismarck monument. In 1895 it was built by some of his admirers in honor of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. The construction cost 18,000 marks on the highest point of the lake (1,448.2 meters). From here you have a magnificent view of the Black Forest.
Not far from the monument stands the second landmark of the mountain: the Feldberg tower. The tower is open daily for visitors from 9am. From the observation deck on the eleventh floor you can see in good weather to the Zugspitze, the Mont-Blanc massif and the Vosges. From May to October you can get your appetite in the Black Forest ham museum. The entrance to the tower is 3.80 euros.
February 3, 2019
In 1890, for the first time, the admirers of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck came together on the Feldberg
December 11, 2016
Feldberg and Seebuck are very impressive. Very overcrowded by the gondola
September 22, 2017
In 1890, the admirers of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck met for the first time on the Feldberg. The idea arose to erect a memorial in honor of Bismarck on the Seebuck. Three years later, at the meeting on April 1, 1895 in the Feldberger Hof, the implementation was assured. Professor D. Dietsche modeled the relief with the image of Bismarck. Under the direction of the Freiburg city architect Thoma, the monument for 18,000 marks was erected on the highest point of the Seebuck.
On December 4, 1896, it was the first Bismarck monument in Baden to be inaugurated. At the same time, the hiking trail that leads up from the Feldbergerhof to the Seebuck and was called the Kapfererweg was opened for use.
Since 1890, Bismarck admirers have come together on the Feldberg every year to celebrate the "iron chancellor" and to honor his memory.
The celebrations continued until the war year 1941. On April 1, 1945, a few days before the end of the war, a few Bismarck friends laid a wreath at the monument on the Seebuck for the last time.
Because the Friends of Bismarck's Association no longer existed after the end of the Second World War, nobody paid any attention to the memorial in the first few years after the war, and it fell into disrepair. In 1956, the Hochschwarzwald district office was forced to intervene because the masonry was no longer stable. But because no owner could be identified, the fate of the monument seemed sealed.
However, since, like the Feldberg tower, it had become a landmark of the Feldberg summit, the municipality of Feldberg campaigned for its preservation. During the first days of May 1956, the upper third of the monument collapsed as a result of erosion damage. The Feldberg community carried out the reconstruction in 1966. The costs amounted to 29,000 DM. They were largely covered by donations; the Upper Black Forest district donated DM 15,000.
February 17, 2020
On December 4, 1896 the first Bismarckdenkmal Badens was inaugurated on the Feldberg. At the same time, the trail was passed from the Feldbergerhof up to the Seebuck.
March 27, 2017
Great view down to the Feldsee. The monument is right next to the mountain station of the cable car.
May 31, 2020
Bismarck monuments were built in 1868 in honor of the long-time Prussian Prime Minister and first German Chancellor Otto Prince of Bismarck in many places of the former Germany and in the colonies. So it is not surprising that there is also a Bismarck monument up here on the Seebuck. It looks like a gnarled obelisk, which is made of rough stones and adorned on the front a relief of the Chancellor Bismarck. From here you have a great view especially on the Feldsee.
February 28, 2017
This monument was erected on Seebuck in 1897 in honor of Bismarck. 70 years later the reconstruction by Feldberg municipality.
May 24, 2020
The view of the Feldsee is really wonderful! By the way, you can hike on very well there!
June 6, 2018
Great view over the Black Forest and down to the Feldsee. On sunny days, however, very busy.
May 27, 2019
From there you have a wonderful view of the Feldsee.
June 13, 2020
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October 3, 2020
In order to get the best angle for a landscape view of the Feldsee, it is worthwhile to walk down the narrow path behind the Bismarck monument about halfway up. From there you have the best view. But be careful: do not leave the existing paths and when using a tripod make sure not to destroy the roots of the plants 🌱
September 11, 2020
Wonderful view of the Feldbergsee. Behind it you can see the Raimartihof, which invites you to rest after the long descent.
Hinterzarten is further away.
October 18, 2021
In nice weather it has a great view. Reachable by cable car.
December 17, 2016
From here you have a nice view
October 11, 2021
Let's have a tip for all poser, maybe you try it on Facebook, this is a highlight to show other buggies the beauties in the field and hallway and not to put yourself in the foreground.
July 24, 2018
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, from 1865 Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, from 1871 Prince of Bismarck, from 1890 also Duke zu Lauenburg (* April 1, 1815 in Schönhausen (Elbe); † July 30, 1898 in Friedrichsruh near Aumühle), was a German politician and statesman. From 1862 to 1890 - with a brief interruption in 1873 - he was Prime Minister in Prussia, and from 1867 to 1871 he was also Chancellor of the North German Confederation. From 1871 to 1890 he was the first Reich Chancellor of the German Reich, whose founding he was instrumental in driving forward. Bismarck is regarded as the accomplisher of German unification and the founder of the modern welfare state.
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May 20, 2022
From the Bismark monument you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view
May 26, 2019
great view of the lake, especially impressive if you have previously visited the lake down in the valley.
June 6, 2018
Nice view of the Feldsee. Very busy due to the cable car. Therefore, you should switch to the morning or evening hours to enjoy at least a little peace. 🦊
February 13, 2021
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