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Roßkopfturm (Friedrichsturm)

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Location: Freiburg
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The Roßkopfturm is located in the district of Freiburg. It is 34.4m high and offers a wonderful all-round view. The tower was built and inaugurated as early as 1889.

numbers and facts

The Rosskopf Tower near Freiburg is a historic landmark and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. This impressive steel construction offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings of Freiburg and the nearby Black Forest mountains. In this article you will learn more about the history of the Rosskopf Tower and why it is a must-see for any visit to the region.

The history of the Rosskopf Tower

The origin of the tower

The Rosskopfturm was originally built in 1889 as the Friedrichsturm and served as a lookout tower for the people of Freiburg and the surrounding area. It was named after Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden. The tower is a steel structure with a height of 34,4 meters and was built by the Freiburg company Ph. Ant. Fauler

The view from the Rosskopf Tower

Panoramic view of Freiburg and the Black Forest

From the Rosskopf Tower, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Freiburg, the Rhine Valley, the Vosges and of course the Black Forest. On a clear day you can even see as far as the Alps.

Popular destination for hikers and cyclists

The Rosskopf Tower is a popular destination for hikers and cyclists who want to explore the scenic trails and paths in the area. The numerous hiking and cycling trails offer the right route for every requirement and lead through the beautiful nature of the region.

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