Aussichtspunkt am Wachhügel

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Recommended by 48 out of 49 hikers

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  • Matze

    A really impressive vantage point for such a small place Pottiga. Magnificent view of the Saale and the Saale valley - and thus on the former inner German border.
    I had already wondered that there are so many cultural and nature loving young people;) The uploaded photo with the sign solves the mystery: There is free Wi-Fi: D
    Incidentally, the road to Sparnberg used to be a Grenzerweg with concrete slabs, and right next to the road was the expanded metal fence. The madness can hardly be imagined these days. But I still see the picture right in front of me when we first drove there in 1990 ...

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    • June 13, 2019

  • Mapf

    Next to the viewing platform is a gazebo. On some boards gives information about the construction of the plant and useful tips on the environment.

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    • December 6, 2019

  • Shalea

    Great view of the Saale! It is worth to visit the Wachhügel shortly. :-)

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Mapf

    The pavilion "Ruheinsel"
    - was built and equipped to complement the complex in the years 2017-2018
    The inauguration took place on 16 June 2018
    - serves as resting and resting place for hikers, cyclists and day trippers
    -WLAN connection, charging for e-bikes, cell phones etc, barbecue area
    Starting point for hiking and cycling tours

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    • December 9, 2019

  • Rombea

    Viewing platform with a wonderful view of the Saale valley. Pavilion with display boards and table sets for a cozy rest. Great place.

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    • about 16 hours ago

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    The name "Guard Hill" goes back to the Middle Ages, because it was the perfect point to discover any bandits of robbers from neighboring Franconia who were looking for the manor. The hill was later a popular meeting place. One would like to build on this again today. With the Skywalk and the pavilion, this was very successful.
    Since 2011, the already unique view over the Saale on the guard hill has been reinforced by a skywalk. A bright green, 12-ton metal structure protrudes fragile over the mountain.
    After 31 steps, which seem to lead directly to the sky, you stand in the observation capsule directly above the valley. From the platform there is a fantastic view over the deeply cut valley of the Saale.
    Source and further information
    vogtland-zauber.de/der-skywalk-in-pottiga-grandioser-ausblick-ueber-das-saaletal

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    • January 22, 2020

  • Matze

    Pottiga used to be completely isolated due to its direct location on the border. It's nice to see how much has happened in the small town since then. And it is also nice that the display boards inside the pavilion remind us very well of the inglorious times at that time. Pavilion and viewpoint are really very good highlights in the Green Belt.

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    The name "Wachhügel" dates back to the Middle Ages, because it was the perfect point to discover early on any band of robbers from neighboring Franconia who were targeting the manor. Later the hill was a popular meeting place. We would like to build on that again today. With the Skywalk and the pavilion, we did very well.
    Since 2011, the already unique view over the Saale on the guard hill has been enhanced by a skywalk. A bright green metal structure weighing 12 tons juts out fragile over the mountain.
    After 31 steps that seem to lead directly into the sky, you are in the viewing capsule directly above the valley. The platform offers a fantastic view over the deeply cut valley of the Saale.
    Source and further information
    vogtland-zauber.de/der-skywalk-in-pottiga-grandioser-ausblick-ueber-das-saaletal

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Very nicely made rest area, with top viewpoint.
    Here you can not only treat yourself to a break, but also refill your battery at the coin-operated power supply points.
    The information boards in the middle of the island are also worth mentioning.

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    • January 21, 2020

  • Tatjana

    The Skywalk in Pottiga - magnificent view over the Saale valleyPottiga is a small town on the southern slope of the Saale valley. It was first mentioned in 1325. Until 1918 Pottiga belonged to the Principality of Reuss j.L. and in GDR times it was part of the restricted area, i.e. a special permit was required to enter the place. The border ran here directly through the Saale.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Chris B.

    Accessible at any time. Small shelter with seating and lots of information.

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    • August 16, 2020

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Location: Pottiga, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

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