Willinger Hochheideturm

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Recommended by 196 out of 211 mountain bikers


  • Thorsten

    The Willinger Hochheideturm has been the highest walk-in lookout point in north-west Germany since 2002. Higher than on the observation deck (at 875 meters), you will not find anywhere in the region.
    If you still have enough strength in your legs, you will reach the glazed observation deck over 241 steps. But there is also a lift available and you can so comfortably enjoy the great view from up there.
    Speaking of strength - you can refuel in the Ettelsberg hut next door. The hut keeper Siggi always ensures a good mood with his whistle trumpet or the alphorn and the burning "hut spirit" and the pea soup in the glass have reached a true cult status.

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    • December 1, 2016

  • Andreas H.

    Next time I try to be there that I can also start up. Had the view from the tower enjoyed.

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Ralf

    Fun and hut

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    • July 17, 2015

  • StefanS

    From the tower you have a good all-round view.

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Achim

    Always worth a visit

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Andreas H.

    From the top you have a good look. Unfortunately, I was too early and he was still closed ..

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Torsten S.

    Nice view of Willingen on the edge of the Hochheide.
    Connection to MTB trails

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    • August 9, 2018

  • Achim

    Here is in good weather always something going on.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • ASIX

    worth a trip in any weather

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    • July 30, 2018

  • Hat schi

    Nice panorama and good connection for a round with the MTB

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Legolas

    Worthwhile goal. Restoration is also available. But especially on weekends in the club season you can meet there at Siggies hut (right next to the tower) on hordes of drunks.

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    • September 17, 2018

  • ASIX

    Close to the sky.

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    • April 18, 2019

  • ChrisSmith228

    You can climb there if you want

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Christian

    In good weather you have great views.

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Frank G.

    Refreshments, great views and mountain bike trails full.

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    • September 4, 2018

  • Torsten S.

    Very nice view of the Sauerland and the Upland.Here can also be climbed by appointment.

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    • September 29, 2018

  • Jens Merk

    Fun and party mile on the Ettelsberg

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    • May 19, 2019

  • Rick Mave

    Wooded mountains as far as the eye can see. A seemingly endless horizon. In the valley is picturesque the municipality Willingen. The view from the Hochheideturm is breathtaking. Visitors are nowhere higher than anywhere else in northwestern Germany.The Hochheideturm towers proudly on the summit of Ettelsberg. From the glazed, air-conditioned observation deck, the panoramic view of the Sauerland and Waldecker Land is simply impressive.A real adventure is climbing and rappelling at dizzy heights. On two routes, courageous people climb the Hochheideturm on one wall.Hochheideturm in numbers
    Observation platform at 875 m above sea level. NN
    Tower 62 meters high
    241 steps
    Platform of 12 meters in diameter
    Eight-person elevator
    Open daily from 9am to 5pm
    Climbing at the Hochheideturm
    Wedding ceremony in the Hochheideturm
    Landscape Playground
    Tickets included in the entrance fee of the cable car
    WC, disabled toilet and baby changing room on the ground floor
    Source: ettelsberg-seilbahn.de/ettelsberg/hochheideturm

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    • August 28, 2019

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Location: Willingen (Upland), Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation830 m

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