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K710 wrote a review Jul 2019
Wangaratta, Australia220 contributions44 helpful votes
Visiting the region for decades we made it up the Hornisgrinde for the first time in years. It has everything you can ask for, great views, walking tracks of various difficulty, lovely forests (great to see that there was some recovery on the top after it was a completely "bald hill" in the 1980s. There is a newly build hut on the top which can be reached by car, which is a bit of nuisance.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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DXMe wrote a review Jun 2019
Berlin, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
Hornisgrinde, the highest peak of Würtemberg, sitting high above the Black Forest High road (Schwarzwaldhochstrasse), has a NEW attraction - the completely rebuilt restaurant! The history of this place is interesting enough, a past embroiled in military importance, taken over by the Allies from 1945 - to '1996', yes 1996, when the French finally gave this communications station back to the German region. Hornisgrinde peers down to Mummelsee, which is on the B500, and has the famous lake, the great Mummelsee Hotel, etc etc, however the Hornisgrinde is more interesting. A nature reserve, natural moor landscape, reachable by road (boring), bus, (lazy), or by foot through the landscape of the wonderful Black Forest. Choose to park at a place on the B500 called Seibelseckle, then take to foot towards Hornisgrinde, straight up through the footpath, with 360 degree views to take your breath away. Nearing the top you'll pass the official 'Bemessungstein' or border marker set a couple of hundred years ago to mark the boundary of Baden, Wuertemberg and Strassbourg. This is about the new restaurant though. offering panaramic views from the comfort of a massive wood modern construction, the restaurant is the BEST place to settle the hunger twangs after a couple of hours walking up to the peak of Hornisgrinde. The food is of the highest quality, local variants, excellent service and the prices are OK for the position.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Adolf H wrote a review Apr 2019
Helsinki, Finland116 contributions42 helpful votes
You can get close to this place by own car or bus. I recommed that you leave your car to the Restaurant Mummelsee parking area, and hike to the up. You can take a trail over Katzenkopf, or walk via paved asphalt road to the up. I recommed that you hike up via Katzenkopf and walk back by paved road. Up to the mountain is coffee place, then Hornisgrindetower itself and also other tower few hundred meters walk. Nice paths different directions, and you can also see still something from second world war time...
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Date of experience: April 2019
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mrdom wrote a review May 2017
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The turm itself is the tower at the top, which is only open on weekends, but there are some good walking trails here. From the Mummelsee, there is a circular path ("Grindespfad", 1-2 hours, 4-5km) that rises through forests to the moors at the peak, where you'll see the Hornisgrindenturm and the Bismarckturm (which is a smaller tower that is open at all times and slightly improves the view), as well as modern variants in the communications towers and wind farm. There are great views from the top in both directions - to the Rhine valley in the west and the heavily wooded hills in the east, plus views over the Mummelsee from part of the path. Try to return down the side paths, which are much narrower and rockier and overshadowed by trees, whereas the main paths are often roads.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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nikloth wrote a review Aug 2016
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany13 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been there early morning with only 2 other people around. It provides great views into the Rhine-Valley and the surroundings. The path is informative and you learn a lot about the history of this place
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Date of experience: August 2016
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