Mountain Biking Highlight
Mahlberg (613 m)
There is a sign on the tower of the Mahlberg with the following inscription:
The first tower was built in 1896 under Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden, protector of the Karlsruhe section of the Baden Black Forest Association. Artillery shelling on April 10, 1945 damaged the tower so badly that it had to be demolished in August 1961 The laying of the foundation stone took place on June 3, 1962, and the inauguration of the new Karlsruhe tower took place on September 29, 1962 was rebuilt.
The tower is the destination of many hikers in summer and winter. It is freely accessible and a small contribution to conservation is requested on Sundays. There is a public grill at the foot of the tower.
The damage caused by hurricane Lothar is particularly evident on Mahlberg.
June 17, 2018
The places Völkersbach, Malsch, Waldprechtsweier and Friolzheim used to be a market cooperative . When Friolzheim resigned from this in 1811, a forest was divided around the Mahlberg, giving Völkersbach possession of around 50 hectares of forest. Since this area is relatively far away from the main district area and the slopes on the Mahlberg are very steep, a forest exchange should be undertaken at the end of the 19th century, which was proposed by the district offices in Ettlingen and Rastatt. However, because the villages involved could not agree, the status quo has been preserved up to the present.
Völkersbach has been part of Malsch since 1973. Because Malsch belongs to the district of Karlsruhe, the small Waldenklave on Mahlberg also belongs to the district, which means that the highest elevation in the district is 613 meters, which can be reached here.
May 26, 2018
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