Today's observation tower is already the 3rd at this point and was built in 2005.
You have a great view of Frankfurt, up to the Staudinger power plant in Groß-Auheim, large parts of the Wetterau and over to the Hausbergturm over Hochweisel.
There are benches on the upper deck, but a picnic is also possible on the rocks in front of the tower. About 50 meters further there are two more benches with a table.In addition to the beautiful view and the pauses, there is another station of the Wildcats Trail:
November 21, 2017
Partly very beautiful ascent from Bad Nauheim. Unfortunately, too much road right at the beginning. But it's worth it! The last piece through the forest to the tower requires a lot. It is quite steep. A beautiful rock, in which the tower is anchored, gives rise to climbing. Upstairs you have a great view over the countryside. You can even see the Frankfurt skyline very well! Since new paths for mountain bikers were created up there, which also use the hikers, mutual consideration is required!
August 26, 2018
As early as 1888, a small wooden lookout tower was built on the Winterstein by the Wetterau Taunus Club. Around 1920 the Hessische Staatsbad was followed by the construction of a new wooden tower, which was increased by one floor in 1960. In 2004 it was demolished due to dilapidation. Through a citizens' initiative from Ober-Mörler, Bad Nauheimer and Friedberger citizens as well as various donations from companies, institutions etc., it was then possible to erect a new, higher, five-story wooden tower (17.65 m) made entirely of Douglas fir with two observation platforms - Called Winterstein. The topping-out ceremony took place on May 1, 2005 and the inauguration of the tower on July 3, 2005.Its lower viewing platform, 13.9 m high, can be reached via 4 concrete and 71 metal steps, the upper platform at 16.73 m height after another 14 metal steps. The square upper platform has an edge length of 6.7 m and is framed with a 1.15 m high metal balustrade. From there, the view falls from a height of 498.41 m to the northwest to the Westerwald, to the north to the Gladenbacher Bergland, to the east in the Wetterau and, beyond it, to the Vogelsberg, to the southeast to the Spessart and to the south to Frankfurt am Main and, beyond away to the Odenwald. With very good visibility, it extends in the north to the Rothaar Mountains, in the north-northeast to the Kellerwald, in the northeast to the Knüll Mountains, in the east to the Rhön and in the south to the Black Forest 150 km away.
May 28, 2020
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