The Emperor's Tower was built here in 1907 and is 34 meters high. In front of it stood a wooden tower built in 1888 but overturned in 1904 during a storm.
At the height there are many beautiful hiking trails. In winter, snow can be, then many come to sledging.
November 2, 2017
The Neunkircher Höhe is the highest elevation of the Hessian Odenwald. Here is not only the emperor tower, but also the Seibertstein.
Also not far away are the Gersprenzquelle, Hexenstein and Ludwigsfelsen. The tower can only be climbed if the restaurant is open.
The cider cake is legendary.
September 23, 2018
The Neunkircher Höhe is the highest elevation in the northern (Hessian) Odenwald. In other words, from the Kaiserturm you have a largely unrestricted view in every direction (nothing is higher, except a few trees nearby). Just to the west opens through the Lautertal the view into the Oberrheintal into over to the other side, the Palatinate Forest.
To the north, the view opens over the northern heights in the area between Odenwald and Taunus. In clear weather you should be able to recognize the skyline of Frankfurt; at least the Hanau power plant stands out in front of the gate to Wetterau.
The ascent to the tower costs just one euro, which you must shell out in the Turmschänke, but worth it.
June 17, 2019
Here is a small excerpt from the explanatory boards of the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald that were set up in 2020:"NEUNKIRCHER HÖHE WITH KAISERTURM[...] The peak with the Kaiserturm lies within the district of the formerly independent community of Gadernheim, which also bears the tower in the coat of arms. [...]
The mountain ridge, which stretches from north to south, with its western foothills Westergiebel (555 m NN) and Gehrenstein (527 m NN) as well as the further east Rimdidim (498 NN) represents with its location in the front Odenwald a landmark that already in earlier centuries in the border description of Mark Heppenheim, an administrative district of the Franconian Empire, when "winter caste" was mentioned. [...] "
June 24, 2020
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