Road Cycling Highlight
The watch tower on the Schaafheim district dominates the ridge of the 216 m high Binselberg between the districts of Radheim and Mosbach and the main town of Schaafheim, visible from afar. He was part of the Bachgauer Landwehr, which moved over the Binselberg, where the ship route crossed, whose goods movements were controlled and customs were levied. The work, built in 1492, is a mighty stone tower that could originally only be climbed using a rope ladder. In the meantime, an entrance has been broken into the thick wall at ground level so that it is openly accessible at all times. Inside, a solid wooden staircase leads to the top window and door openings. From here you have a magnificent view of the heights of the Spessart in the east, the Odenwald in the south and west and the Taunus in the north-west. Frankfurt, Hanau and Aschaffenburg are visible to the naked eye. The approx. 30 m high tower is a magical attraction for young and old, with interesting explanatory boards and beautiful benches with a great view. 🚴♂️
August 17, 2019
The all-round view from the tower is a terrific compensation for the strain on the pedals.
The short detour on the way from Schaafheim to Radheim is worthwhile for racing cyclists. When you reach the highest point, take the beautiful mountain road to the watch tower.
Mountain bikers plan the beautiful path past the watch tower anyway.
June 2, 2020
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