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Location: Gernsbach, Rastatt, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Best Hikes to Hohlohturm
  • Just wonderful, great views over the northern Black Forest to Hornisgrinde. Hut available.

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    • July 31, 2017

  • ... also "Kaiser Wilhelm Tower". Highly recommended as it offers a great panoramic view.
    Who likes to count steps: The tower has 156-157 depending on the faith.

    The large parking lots at Kaltenbronn are noticeable - if you are often relatively alone on the surrounding (long) hiking trails, it is quickly quite crowded on public holidays or weekends.

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    • May 21, 2018

  • In good weather you can see very far in every direction. The tower is definitely worth a visit. For the fear of heights, one can also mention that it does not wobble even in wind, you can see nowhere through the ground and the railing is very massive at the top.

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    • May 4, 2019

  • The Hohlohturm, formerly known as the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower, lies on top of one
    Altitude of 984 meters above sea level
    in the Kaltenbronn nature reserve.
    The original tower from 1856 was made of wood and 15 meters high.
    The new tower from 1887 was already made of stone and 20 meters high.
    It was expanded in 1968 because of the taller trees and today measures 28.6 meters

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    • March 16, 2020

  • Definitely worth a visit to ask for a small 50ct balance for the climb

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Nice view over the northern Black Forest.

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    • November 2, 2016

  • The tower is open daily from 9: 00-19: 00 and is freely accessible, it is only asked for a small donation.

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    • May 16, 2019

  • The tower stands at a height of over 980 meters above sea level. Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is worth going up the approximately 160 steps. This brings you to over 1000 meters above sea level. Very good distant view; weather permitting, the Vosges or even the Alps can be spotted. Recommendation: take binoculars with you.
    "By bus via Gernsbach-Obertsrot-Hilpertsau-Reichental-Kaltenbronn: line 242 Hochmoor Kaltenbronn" (quote: Schwarzwald-Tourismus.info, last accessed on August 19, 2019).

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    • August 19, 2019

  • When the weather is good you can see as far as the Vosges. Beautiful sunsets and distant views.

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    • January 13, 2020

  • The Hohloh is a 988.3 m above sea level. NHN [1] high mountain in the northern Black Forest. It is located near the Gernsbacher district Kaltenbronn in the district of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg. Its summit is the highest point in the city of Gernsbach and in the eastern main ridge of the Northern Black Forest, the ridge between the rivers Murg and Enz. Between the two river valleys runs northeast of the summit plateau at mountain saddle Schwarzmiss (933 m) a mountain pass.
    Characteristic of the existing Hohloh Buntsandstein are its extensive summit plateau, including the Hohlohturm (Kaiser Wilhelm Tower) and the protected rain moor with bog lakes on the plateau.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Great view over the northern Black Forest to the Hornisgrinde and the Rhine Valley. From here you can also watch beautiful sunsets. Worth a visit in every season! Anyone who visits the Kaltenbronn must have been here.

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    • January 5, 2021

  • The Hohlohturm lies at an altitude of 984 m above sea level in the Kaltenbronn nature reserve above Gernsbach-Reichental. It is a popular destination for hikers or mountain bikers from the Murg Valley. But also from Enzklösterle and the Albtal lead the way to the Hohlohturm.

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    • January 2, 2019

  • From the tower you have a great view in good weather ...

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    • February 16, 2018

  • In 1856 made of wood and 15 meters high, the hollow tower was rebuilt in 1887 and made of stone with a height of 20 meters. The taller trees provided for an increase in 1968, today the hollow tower measures 28.6 meters

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    • March 17, 2020

  • Great massive tower with a breathtaking view over the Black Forest, Rhine plain to Karlsruhe.
    Be sure to climb the tower and enjoy the view!

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    • October 29, 2020

  • The tower is 28.6 meters high. To climb over a spiral staircase.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • The view is sensational, 👍🏻

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Officially, the tower is only open during the day. But nobody comes to connect and so you can watch the stars at night. During the day you can see as far as France. The Rhine is easy to see, but the Badener Höhe is also a little closer and the Hornisgrinde is clearly visible. Both places where you will pass later on the Westweg ...

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Who climbs the Hohlohturm is over 1000 meters high and enjoyed fantastic views of the Murg Valley. ,

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Always nice, great views and great starting point for hiking and Mozntainbike tours

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    • March 30, 2018

  • Geodetic reference points are control points for checking GNSS receivers. GNSS receivers provide location data that, by themselves, do not allow navigation. Navigation to a destination is only possible after the calculation of several position data recorded in succession. Source: wiki

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Easy to reach from one of the many parking lots at Kaltenbronn.
    Can be combined with a path through the moor.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • With the best view of the Vosges, ... not only today.

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    • May 26, 2015

  • Great view of Alsace

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    • August 3, 2022

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Location: Gernsbach, Rastatt, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation3,225 ft

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