The Saale Tower in Burgk not only offers a fantastic view over the Saale valley, it is also an architectural highlight itself. In any case, the tower is worth a trip to the Thuringian Vogtland.
In 2011 the Saaleturm was opened in Burgk. In a very short time, it has become a landmark of the Burgk municipality and a tourist magnet, alongside the castle. The 43 meter high tower is at the entrance to the village, directly at the parking lot. He can already be seen from afar. The tower consists of a steel-wood construction. The curved wooden construction makes it particularly interesting.
After 192 steps you have reached the viewing platform at a height of 36 meters. When the weather is nice, the distance is up to 32 kilometers. The Saale tower offers a fantastic panoramic view of the Saale valley, Burgk Castle and the Burgkhammer dam. On the opposite side, the view extends to the mountain church in Schleiz. Admission costs 1 euro and you can enter the tower via a turnstile.
March 24, 2019
The Saale Tower in Burgk near Schleiz (Saale-Orla district) in Thuringia is a wooden observation tower completed in 2011 with a height of 43 meters and 192 steps.
The tower was built by the municipality of Burgk. The municipal council decided to build it on February 1, 2008. Originally, the crow's hill was the preferred location; the construction there failed due to land problems. Finally, a location was found at the entrance to Burgk on an area that was already used as a parking lot. The name Saaleturm was chosen from 132 suggestions.
The foundation stone was laid in June 2010. A time capsule made of copper, which contains, among other things, a local edition of the Ostthüringer Zeitung, the construction plan of the tower and a directory of the council members, was installed. The viewing platform is 36 meters high, two additional platforms are 4.50 and 7.50 meters high. The maximum visibility on the top platform is 32 km. The tower was inaugurated on May 28, 2011.
The tower, including a toilet block, green spaces, benches and parking spaces for 130 vehicles, cost two million euros. 🤓
March 29, 2018
The tower is really a very nice building, which you can enter and climb up against the payment of one euro. Once at the top you can expect a fantastic view over the Saale and Burgk Castle!
January, February, November, December: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March, April, October: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May - September: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Parking is free at the tower. Dogs are actually not allowed on the tower, because there wasn't much going on, we took our two with us anyway. It is forbidden to climb the tower during storms and thunderstorms.
June 24, 2018
Very charming tower with good views. Tips: park your car in the free car park and hike, e.g. After Burgk (castle, castle park, wooden bridge and continue over the Jägersteig to Burgkhammer), Grochwitz (traffic jam), Dörflas (small chapel), Walsburg (restaurant Fuchsbau), ice bridge and Kobersfelsen to the barrier wall), Isabellengrün (restaurant).
May 26, 2019
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