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Ludwigsschanze

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  • Anja ex Pago Creichgouue

    The Ludwigsschanzen (also Ludwigschanzen) are two earth jumps that were built in 1693. They are named after the Türkenlouis, Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden, who had the entrenchments built as artillery positions in the Palatinate War of Succession to better protect the imperial city of Heilbronn.
    The remains of the two star-shaped earth entrenchments, each about 50 m long and with a ditch in front, are about 300 m apart at the edge of the forest above the vineyards that stretch up the Schweinsberg. Ludwigsschanze is located in Gewann Kohlpfad, Ludwigsschanze II in Gewann Hölle, a few hundred meters west of the Schweinsbergsiedlung, which existed from 1945 to 1971.
    A few meters west of Ludwigsschanze I and immediately above the vineyards, the Heilbronn Beautification Association had a viewing tower built in 1900, which was called the Ludwigstürmchen. After this turret burned down on October 12, 1926, it was replaced by a viewing hut, which was opened to the public on March 24, 1928.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwigsschanzen

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Andreas

    The beautification club Heilbronn built here in 1900 a lookout tower, which burned down in 1926. In 1927, the stone observation deck was created in its place, which allows a wonderful view over Heilbronn.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • WandernGabyErich

    We can only agree with Andreas, a great view to Heilbronn-Sontheim and towards the city center. Our picture shows the view of how to approach the viewing pavilion on the way.

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    • March 1, 2019

  • Dominik

    Great view over the vineyards and Heilbronn

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    • June 4, 2020

  • Götz & Claudi

    Beautiful views and narrow paths are just fun.

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    • January 31, 2021

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