Bismarck Turm

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Recommended by 476 out of 510 hikers


  • Sausewind

    Small lookout tower with interesting orientation marks on the railing, for example sunrise and sunset on the solstice days or direction and distance to Kehl, Strasbourg, Vienna or Lima. The view is stunning.

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    • June 24, 2018

  • The Walking Dad

    Do the wind whistles properly above. If not there in summer, pack well.

    Two towers were built on the Hornisgrinde, the Hornisgrinde and the Signal Tower, which are often confused:

    In its current form, the 7 m high Bismarck Tower has stood on the highest point of the Hornisgrinde since 1871. The former signal tower stands directly on the boundary of the municipalities of Sasbach and Sasbachwalden.

    The 23 m high Hornisgrinde tower was built in 1910 by the Badischer Schwarzwaldverein as a lookout tower at the southern end of the Hornisgrinde ridge.

    Source: Black Forest Association

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Small lookout tower, which makes something a bit meager right next to the gigantic radio tower, but it is even longer there.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    A small, cute turret from which you have a very nice overview of the raised bog.

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    • November 25, 2018

  • Chris

    If you stand on top of the tower you have a good view

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    • January 31, 2020

  • Johnny & Martine

    From the 7 meter high Bismarck tower you have a beautiful view over the Hornisgrinde plateau

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Streifenhörnchen

    At the highest point of the Hornisgrinde is the 7 m high, built in 1840 Bismarckturm. In 2000, it was renovated and made accessible by an external spiral staircase. Here you can enjoy wonderful far and wide views of the surrounding Black Forest mountains and the Rhine valley.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • T. Jäger

    that's kind of the summit cross. Who wasn't here, wasn't on the Hornisgrunde ;-)

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    • September 26, 2020

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    Beautiful view from the Bismarckturm

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Marcel

    Walk-in tower on the Hornisgrinde

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Stefan D

    Super panoramic view from the highest point of the Hornisgrinde. When the weather is clear, you can see as far as the Alps

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Kauai

    The 7 m high Bismarck tower stands since 1871 on the highest point of Hornisgrinde.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • DUSK

    Very windy but wonderful views all around.

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Björn

    A nice highlight on the Hornisgrinde plateau.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • Jürgen

    Great 360 degree view.

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    • October 20, 2020

  • Armin

    The tower is not too high, but you have a wonderful view over the Rhine plain, the surrounding high moor and on the other side towards the Biberkessel.
    There is always some wind up here.

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    • October 29, 2020

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Location: Sasbachwalden, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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