Popular rest and refreshment for cyclists and hikers at the Kernenturm. Cool drinks and the grill for sausages and pork neck are in operation. Open April-October Thu + Fri from 11am, on Sa + Sun + public holidays from 10am. In winter only Sat + Sun.
Unfortunately, the tower was closed today due to Corona.
But I know from previous visits that the panoramic view over the treetops at 540 m height (the Kernerturm is 513 m above sea level, it is 27 m high itself) is impressive.
The last part on the south-east side goes up "Kernig", the final north-west ascent should be reserved for hikers. For fans, the kiosk offers original Thuringian rosters, which is why it's worth climbing up.