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Recommended by 271 out of 280 hikers


  • Thomas

    Observation tower on the 1,164 meter high Hornisgrinde over 30 meters in height. Grandiose distant views of the Black Forest mountains, the Rhine valley and the Vosges. On weekends and in holiday periods in good weather with hospitality.

    Opening hours:
    In holiday periods daily, otherwise Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, but only in favorable weather and good visibility from 11.00 - 16.00 clock, May - October from 10.30 - 17.00 clock.

    1, - Euro per person, children up to 16 years 0,50 Euro.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • The Walking Dad

    At the southern end, above the Mummelsee, stands the 23 m high Hornisgrindeturm. Its construction in 1910 goes back to the initiative of the Badischer Schwarzwaldverein. The building material was used in the vicinity of standing Buntsandstein. Together with the Mummelsee the tower was one of the most popular excursion destinations of the region. In 1942 he was seized by the German Air Force. After the Second World War, the French military used it. In 2000, the Waldgenossenschaft Seebach bought back the tower from the federal government and transferred it to the municipality of Seebach in Erbpacht. On May 29, 2005, the tower was reopened to the public. He was named "Monument of the Month June 2005" by the Denkmalstiftung Baden-Württemberg. In relatively clear weather, the tower has a panoramic view of numerous mountains of the Black Forest, the Vosges Mountains, parts of the Palatinate Forest and the Swabian Alb. In very good visibility, some peaks of the Alps can be seen in the south.

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Ruediger K.

    The Hornisgrindeturm gives many visitors the impression that it is the legacy of an old castle. Few know that its existence goes back to the initiative of the Baden Black Forest Association under factory director Nauwerk from Oberachern. This received on 15 June 1909, the planning permission from the Grand Ducal District Office Achern. A copper plaque at the entrance to the tower commemorates its completion in 1910, stating the architect. The Hornisgrindegipfel with its beautiful lookout tower and the equally beautiful "Grindenhotel" was the most popular destination in the region until 1942 with the Mummelsee. With seizure by the German Air Force and later by the French military, the lookout tower remained closed to the public for almost 60 years. With the repurchase of the properties in 1999, the municipality Seebach and the Waldgenossenschaft Seebach again pursue the goal to develop the Hornisgrinde to the original splendor of a popular destination. This endeavor should be in harmony with the interests of nature conservation. Completed is the opening of the Hornisgrinde lookout tower in May 2005.schwarzwald-tourismus.info

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    • October 19, 2019

  • Patrick Göser

    The highest mountain in the northern Black Forest. Always worth a visit even in winter. On Sundays no longer recommended due to lack of parking space and crowd.

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    • February 18, 2019

  • Kauai

    Tower is 32.5 meters high.
    During the opening hours the Hornisgrinde tower is cultivated.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Helmut

    On Saturdays and Sundays a bicycle bus travels from Offenburg Bf and from Achern Bf to the tower.

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    • May 21, 2017

  • Gunther

    There is a construction site next to the tower, but when the hut is there, there is also a decent retreat :-)

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Zauderjo

    Observation tower at the highest point of the Hornisgrinde with impressive foresight, weather permitting.

    Opening hours tower: In holiday times daily, otherwise Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, but only in favorable weather and visibility from 11-16 clock, 01.05.-31.10 .: 10.30 - 17 clock. From May to October the bus to the tower is possible on weekends!

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Chris

    Very nice view far over the Rhine Valley and the North Black Forest.

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    • October 4, 2018

  • Armin

    Great view in great weather - unfortunately we did not have this time - but we will be back.

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    • January 4, 2019

  • kongasedie

    Tower, economy with terrace with great views over the Rhine Valley

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    • March 5, 2017

  • Marianne PWV

    On the Hornisgrindeturm the Wander experienced a beautiful distant view.

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Marianne PWV

    a lot of nature and beautiful hiking trails

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Jochen Dettling

    great view and a view to France. In good visibility, the Sttrassburger Münster can be seen.

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    • October 15, 2018

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Location: Seebach, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation1,160 m

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