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.
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.
January 5, 2017
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.
October 20, 2017
The 23 meter high Hornisgrinde Tower has been reopened as a watchtower for the public since May 29, 2005
The tower can be visited daily, except on Monday, from 10.30 am to 5 pm
Price to climb the tower is 1 euro per person
But once at the top you have a magnificent view !!!
July 25, 2020
The viewpoint above the lake offers an incomparable view of the Mummelsee hotel below and the Ice Age Karsee. The Mummelseeblick is a popular photo motif of many travel guides who report on North Baden's most popular destination in the Black Forest.
The Mummelsee on Black Forest High Road is accompanied by constant hype, especially when the weather is nice. Up here in the Karwand the lake can still be viewed in a pleasant calm, there is no sign of this hype. You can relax with a view of the lake, the hotel and the surrounding mountain ranges. The wooden benches at the Mummelsee view invite you to relax, unwind, relax and enjoy Mummelsee and the landscape. Anyone who passes the Mummelsee should also make a stop and go up to the Mummelsee view to enjoy the wonderful view and tranquility.
January 29, 2020
The breathtaking Hornisgrinde viewpoint is located on the 1,164 m high Hornisgrinde, the highest mountain in the northern part of the Black Forest. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the Rhine Valley and the Vosges on clear days. You only visit the high gravel because of the uninterrupted play of mist and a clear blue sky. The many foggy days make the Hornisgrinde even more mysterious than it already is. On other days you will encounter a clear blue sky and look out over a sea of clouds, which covers the valley of the Upper Rhine. The Hornisgrinde is the most northern peak of the so-called "gravel". These are the largely treeless high plains, which mainly consist of heather and raised bog. The average annual temperature here is less than 5 ° C. Winters are usually very long. More than 120 days of snow a year and a snowfall of more than one meter are no exception. Undoubtedly you will get to know the still visible scars of Hurricane Lothar here. Who struck mercilessly during the Christmas of 1999. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Germany! Small tip, the best time here is September when the sky is clearest and you can see much further and it is also less crowded here,
July 25, 2020
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!
August 19, 2018
The 23 meter high Hornisgrinde Tower. The construction of this observation tower in 1910 was an initiative of the Black Forest Club branch in Baden. New red sandstone was used as a building material. Together with the Mummelsee, the tower was one of the most popular destinations in the region at the time. In 1942 it was requisitioned by the Luftwaffe. After World War II, it was used by the French army. In 2000, the Seebach Forestry Association acquired the tower of the Federation and transferred it to the municipality of Seebach as a lease. The tower was reopened to the public on May 29, 2005.
July 22, 2020
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.
July 1, 2019
"... The Hornisgrindeturm gives many visitors the impression that it is the legacy of an old castle. Only a few know that its existence was due to the initiative of the Baden Black Forest Association under factory director Nauwerk from Oberachern, who received the building permit on June 15, 1909 from the Grand Ducal District Office in Achern, a copper plate at the entrance to the tower reminds the architect of the completion in 1910. The Hornisgrindegipfel with the beautiful observation tower and the equally beautiful "Grindenhotel" was the most popular excursion destination in the entire region with the Mummelsee until 1942 After the seizure by the German Air Force and later by the French military, the observation tower remained closed to the public for almost 60 years. ... "
June 24, 2020
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