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View from the Hochfirstturm

High ridge tower

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The Hochfirstturm is a popular lookout tower in the southern Black Forest. It offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Black Forest Feldberg, Lake Titisee and the Alps on the horizon. At 1192 meters above sea level, the Hochfirst is one of the highest peaks in the Black Forest. The observation tower, built in 1890, has been a listed building since 1989 and is an absolute highlight for every Black Forest visitor.

Location of the Hochfirst Tower

The Hochfirst Tower is located on the Hochfirst, a mountain range of the same name near Titisee-Neustadt in the southern Black Forest. The area offers numerous hiking and walking trails through the picturesque nature and along the impressive mountain landscape.

Architecture and construction of the tower

The 25 meter high Hochfirst Tower stands on a natural stone base, which served as a base for the first tower erected in 1888. Since Hurricane Lothar, the iron lattice construction of the Hochfirst Tower has been braced with eight steel cables. A total of 123 steps lead to the viewing platform via a spiral staircase. The effort of the ascent is rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view.

The tower is currently closed due to static!

Viewing platform and orientation table

On the viewing platform of the Hochfirst Tower, visitors can expect a breathtaking view of the Feldberg massif Titisee and even to the Alps. An orientation board provides information about the viewpoints to be seen and helps with orientation. If you don't want to climb the tower, you can simply walk a few meters further and be rewarded with a spectacular view of Lake Titisee.

Entrance fees and opening hours

The ascent to the Hochfirst Tower is not free: entry to the viewing platform costs 1 euro. Tickets are available at the mountain inn next door. The tower's opening times vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions, so it's a good idea to check the current times ahead of time.

Hochfirst mountain inn

Next to the Hochfirst Tower is the Hochfirst mountain inn , where soft drinks or a hearty snack are offered. Here, visitors can strengthen themselves after the ascent and enjoy the wonderful view.

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