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Wintersteinturm

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  • Kai

    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:
    bund-hessen.de/themen_und_projekte/natur_und_artenschutz/rettungsnetz_wildkatze/wildkatzen_walderlebnis

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Jogo

    Very nice view over the Wetterau.

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    • March 15, 2018

  • Pete_Brownie

    A unique view from up there. The terrace is ideal for a picnic, definitely take food 😀

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    • March 25, 2018

  • Cathrin

    Steep path there, but great views! Think of food to make a little break upstairs 😁

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    • March 14, 2017

  • Matthias Reidel

    A very nice circuit in the forest around Winterstein. In addition to the observation tower worth a visit to the forester's house near the parking lot. There is delicious food in a rustic atmosphere and a very friendly service.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Frank73

    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!

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Christian

    Great view even to the skyline of Frankfurt am Main. That was definitely worth the climb.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Thomas 🖤🤍💚

    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.

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view over the Taunus. Was a worthwhile hike there. On the edge was still to see the skyline of Frankfurt am Main. 😀

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    • September 17, 2019

  • Christian

    A worthwhile hike with good views up to the skyline of Frankfurt am Main. At the detour for the Kuhkopf hut you can sign up for the hut book.

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    • November 14, 2018

  • Christian

    A nice hike that has lasted until dark. If you have climbed the approximately 74 steps to Winterstein tower, you can enjoy the great view. But the experience should have been done before. 😊

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    • November 12, 2018

  • Peter

    Great view over Wetterau and direction Frankfurt

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Jogo

    Very nice view over the Wetterau.

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    • March 15, 2018

  • Martin

    Fallls with a dog on the way can not be taken on the platform

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    • May 22, 2019

  • Christian

    If you walk down the stairs at the Winterstein Tower, you can't miss the Moai. Nice photo motif. 😀

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    • December 22, 2019

  • Christian

    Great all-round view from up here. 😀

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Sonja

    Great view of the Frankfurt skyline.

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Thomas 🖤🤍💚

    On the winter stone stands the lookout tower that has given the entire area its common name. From here we really have a view of half of the Wetterau, it is literally at our feet!

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Christian

    Great distant view from up here in good weather. That is worth the climb. :-)

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    • June 16, 2020

  • Sascha Harasty

    Great view of the Wetterau to FFM

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Christian

    Magnificent views also to the skyline of Frankfurt am Main. It was definitely worth the climb. 😀

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    • July 27, 2020

  • Petra und Jake

    Below the observation tower with the widely praised distant view, there are a number of very beautiful rocks!
    Dog can not go up because of the design of the stairs, risk of injury to the claws!

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    In good weather you can see over the Taunus ridge into the Rhine Main area. In the other direction over the Wetterau there is also moderate visibility.

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    • November 17, 2020

  • Jörg

    Basically a nice lap, but the recommended route was partly on a single track. We had to dodge because there were also a lot of Mtb's on the way.

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    • November 29, 2018


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