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Here you can have a wonderful picnic. You have a fantastic view of Suhl, if the weather is fine, of course a lot further. The observation tower is also popular
October 23, 2020
The highest (970 m) and at the same time one of the most beautiful viewpoints directly on the Rennsteig, above the city of Suhl, where the Rennsteig reaches its highest point (973 m), bears the name of the "inventor" of the Rennsteig hike. The path runs here on the south side of the Großer Beerberg just below the summit, the highest in the Thuringian Forest (982 m), which in turn does not offer any noteworthy views, but is nevertheless of great value as a protected moor biotope.
In the foreground are Heidersbach and Goldlauter and the district-free city of Suhl (one of 13 district capitals in GDR times), enclosed on both sides by steep mountains (to the right of Domberg with the Bismarck Tower, to the left of Ringberg and Döllberg), in the background with good visibility you can look up to the Rhön and far in the direction of Coburg.
An annotated panorama picture is attached to the wooden viewing platform for orientation. It comes from Roland Kastner from the Suhl local group of the Rennsteig Association.
The adventurous life of Julius von Plänckner:
July 20, 2019
A really nice view, you have from this lookout tower on the Great Beerberg.
November 2, 2018
Absolutely magnificent view of Suhl and the Coburg country - you should definitely have seen
July 24, 2019
It is definitely worth enjoying this view. Beautiful benches invite you to take a break and linger.
June 5, 2020
About the adventurous life of Julius von Plänckner:
July 21, 2019
A magnificent view in the appropriate weather.
October 31, 2019
The highest (970 m) vantage point on the Rennsteig is 1.3 km from the "Ausspanne" car park. The square bears the name of the "inventor" of the Rennsteig hike - Julius von Plänckner. An annotated panorama picture is attached to the wooden viewing platform for orientation.
March 19, 2021
My tip: take your time. Don't forget your binoculars and just enjoy them ...
June 6, 2020
There is probably not much to say here, except: Take a break and let your mind wander
July 5, 2021
Highest mountain in Thuringia with a free observation tower.
August 17, 2021
Very nice vantage point with a successful lookout tower
July 11, 2022
Very nice resting place with a great view!
December 25, 2019
Wonderful view. From the tower you can look over the treetops. Tower, floor and steps made of lattice.
In front of it is a very nice rest area with 2 groups of tables.
April 25, 2020
Magnificent view of the Thuringian Forest. Dress warm in the wind, it blows pretty cold here sometimes :-)
June 3, 2020
This is a duplicate of "Plänckner's view" komoot.de/highlight/90253. (G)
August 15, 2020
Basically a must, nowadays only a 50 meter view 😶🌫️
August 19, 2021
The highest (970 m) and at the same time one of the most beautiful vantage points directly on the Rennsteig, above the town of Suhl, where the Rennsteig reaches its highest point (973 m), bears the name of the "inventor" of the Rennsteig hike. The path runs here on the south side of the Großer Beerberges just below the summit, the highest in the Thuringian Forest (982 m), which in turn has no noteworthy view, but is nevertheless of great value as a protected moor biotope.
March 19, 2019
The Great Beerberg is a remnant of a volcano that was active over 250 million years ago and is 982.9 m above sea level. NHN the highest elevation in the Thuringian Forest and Thuringia. It is located between the three districts of Heidersbach, Goldlauter and Gehlberg in Suhl and consists of rhyolite ("quartz porphyry").
July 19, 2019
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