Hornisgrindeturm und Aussichtsplateau

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Recommended by 867 out of 902 hikers


  • Thomas

    Lookout tower on the 1,164 meter high Hornisgrinde with a height of over 30 meters. Magnificent distant views of the Black Forest mountains, the Rhine Valley and the Vosges. On weekends and during holiday periods with good weather and hospitality.

    Opening hours:
    Daily during holiday periods, otherwise Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, but only if the weather is good and visibility is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May to October from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    One euro per person, children up to 16 years 50 cents.

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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

  • Gunther

    In fact, the best place to look over the manageable Mummelsse.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Chris

    At the end of the paved road there is a wonderful view.

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    • January 26, 2020

  • kongasedie

    Great view, on clear days with views of the Alps.

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    • March 5, 2017

  • Joachim

    Wonderful view of the Mummelsee,
    and shortly thereafter you stand in front of it, or the other way round.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Gabriele S

    Idyllic landscape, path above the Mummelsee

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    • February 6, 2019

  • Johnny & Martine

    The 23 meter high Hornisgrindetoren has been reopened since May 29, 2005 as a watchtower for the public
    The tower is open daily, except Mondays from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Price to climb the tower is 1 euro per person
    But once upstairs you have a great view !!!

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    • July 25, 2020

  • helmut@schoenberger.name

    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

  • kongasedie

    View from the top of the Mummelsee

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    • March 5, 2017

  • Alf

    View to the lake, just wonderful.

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    • August 15, 2017

  • Gunther

    Actually the best place to look over the manageable Mummelsee.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Marcus

    Wonderful view over the Mummelsee.

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    • July 3, 2019

  • Armin

    Class view of the Mummelsee

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    • August 4, 2019

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    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

  • iDrops

    On the upper floor there are 4 lounge chairs in front of the panoramic window. And if you are fortunate enough to get one of them, you have a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley.

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    • March 30, 2019

  • Chris

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

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    • October 4, 2018

  • kongasedie

    Always great, especially in the fall.

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Peter Kühn

    The way up around Grinden is definitely worth it

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    • August 26, 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

  • Streifenhörnchen

    The well-known 23 meter high observation tower has been joined by a new, elegant high-altitude guesthouse, which has been inviting guests since 22 December. The owner of the 2.5 million expensive project was the Waldgenossenschaft Seebach. The hut is run by the Zepf family, which is well known in Baiersbronn with its Forsthaus Auerhahn hotel and now also wants to pamper its guests with Black Forest specialties on the Hornisgrinde.

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    • July 1, 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

  • kongasedie

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

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    • March 5, 2017

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


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