Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform

Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform, Kniebis: Address, Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform Reviews: 4.5/5

Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform

Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform
4.5
Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
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exploringwithjune
The Netherlands331 contributions
Lovely hike and great views
Jul 2020 • Couples
There are multiple routes to get up to this platform. We chose the route that also lead us past the ruines of the chapel. Along the way you'll find some fun activities and pieces of art. The fire fighters have done their best to enhance part of the path with a quiz and decor, there is a little playarea for kids, a place to turn of your cellphone the old fashioned way and a little maze.

The hike was not difficult at all, as it was mostly flat. The area is also great for spotting butterflies and flowers.

The actual sightseeing platform is high up and free of charge. It is well maintained, has a bench and some signs with information. You'll look out over a valley with some marshes. The colours of the trees and the fields are absolutely lovely.

I would highly recommend exploring this area and stopping at the sightseeing platform for a rest!
Written September 20, 2020
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Raoulr89
Sittard, The Netherlands772 contributions
Good starting point for hikes.
Jul 2020
A modern and well maintained platform high above the Elbachsee. There was no parking (was in maintenance) but you can park the car along the road. Be aware near the houses are all private parking. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the platform. View on the surrounding and the lake is magnificent. Not much else though. If it is the only reason to visit the platform you visit is over quickly. Therefore we walked to the Sankenbach waterfalls and lake (roundtrip 7 kilometres), really worth the while and so beautiful but it was no easy walk! Lots of up and down and sometimes small and slippery. For more information check the Sankenbach waterfalls on tripadvisor.
Written September 9, 2020
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LMV
Switzerland79 contributions
Spectacular views
Aug 2020 • Couples
This platform offers amazing views of the black forest. You can walk to the lake from here. We really enjoyed it. It is really worth a visit!
Written August 22, 2020
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Terry R
Southampton18 contributions
A beautiful part of the Black Forest
Sep 2019
A good look at google maps made finding the platform very easy and it was only a ten minute walk to the platform from where we parked. That said there are a myriad of walking trails to explore with walks of all lengths. The view from the platform is lovely but initially I was disappointed with the lake expecting it to be a huge when in fact it is relatively small. However we decided to walk to the lake by the steeper direct route and the lower we went the more a wonderful feeling of peacefulness and tranquility enveloped us. The lake itself is beautiful, mirror flat on our visit, with the most wonderful reflections of the surrounding forest. It was a very special experience and we kept saying we should go, but did not want to tear ourselves away. It was only when a four or five other visitors arrived that we decided we had experienced the best and it was time to leave.We followed the advice of another trip advisor review and first arrived at the platform just before nine so were totally alone first on the platform and then our time by the lake. The place would be lovely at any time but we were so glad we made the effort to get there early as it added a whole new dimension. By the time we climbed back to the platform there were at least fifty people all eating and talking and the spell was broken so we left with wonderful images in our mind and a feeling of well-being.
Written November 9, 2019
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Rodkoi
Arundel, UK741 contributions
Walk with a view
Jun 2019 • Friends
A great view, however very difficult to find and parking a problem. However well worth the effort and some nice walks in the area.
Written June 25, 2019
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Gary F
Cape Town Central, South Africa68 contributions
Mission to get there
Sep 2018 • Friends
We took the S8 train from Karlsruhe to get to Freudenstadt (140min). After a leisurely walk we arrived at Marktplatz where we had a beer and black forest cake (delicious). We chatted to the waiter to find out how to get to the Platform, and were advised we catch the #12 bus which had a stop across the road.

Well we waited over an hour for this bus before deciding to go ask the Information office. It doesnt appear to be a frequent route, as the next #12 was only at 16h00. I decided to arrange a taxi to pick us up, wait, and then return us (50 EUR). I'm glad I did this as the Platform is really in the middle of no-where.

Besides the drama getting there, the view is spectacular, and well worth the admin!!

If I were to go again, I would:

- rent a car or have a number which you can call for a taxi to pick you up; we felt rushed to get back to the taxi.
- wear hiking boots.
- pack a picnic.
- pack a costume for a dip in the lake.
Written September 24, 2018
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Purplepapillon85
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
Best view of the Black Forest!!
Aug 2018 • Friends
This was by far the best place I visited during my holiday in the Black Forest. The view was just breathtaking and the photos don’t do it justice. It’s just phenomenal. Don’t follow gps...Park in kniebishutte and cross the road - 15 min walk signposted through the forest. I wish I had taken my lunch and eaten it with that view!! Didn’t realise I could walk down to the lake sadly....I hope to do that next time.
Written August 24, 2018
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Emily T
Whitstable, UK517 contributions
You have to visit this for the amazing view!
Apr 2018 • Family
Top viewpoint of our trip and we were lucky to have the place to ourselves. Park at kniebishutte, go to the loo there, grab a map from the information centre and then head to the platform. It’s a short walk to the platform and the view is gorgeous. You overlook Ellbachsee lake. We walked down to it - about an hour very steep and uneven path or you can take the longer smooth road. It was a fun walk. We had a picnic by the lake and then the steep descent to the car. It was hard work but was only about 4o mins. Well worth it
Written April 13, 2018
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littlepatsy
u.k.159 contributions
Fabulous of forest and valleys
Jul 2017 • Couples
We walked through this fabulous viewing platform. it was a clear day and around 9.30 am. Fabulous views of the forest and valley. could see for miles. Amazing bird song. we were the only people there at first.
Written July 20, 2017
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bertiebaggio
Hamburg, Germany8 contributions
Stunning view
Jun 2017 • Couples
Short pleasant walk to get to the platform, where a beautiful panorama awaits. It gives a sample of Black-Forest beauty.
Written June 12, 2017
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