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Aiming high: These are the 13 most beautiful viewpoints in Germany (2021)

Just clear your head again and find the right one provide overview, that can be done on one of the many viewpoints in Germany.

In the treetops on a treetop path or high up in the mountains on the Zugspitze you can wonderful views enjoy over the most beautiful regions of Germany.

We will show you the best viewpoints in Germany and tell you which travel destinations you will visit with one vacation in Germany should definitely visit.


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1. AlpspiX viewing platform on the Zugspitze

The AlpspiX viewing platform almost juts out in an X-shape 13 meters above the rock on the Osterfelderkopf and are located in the Zugspitz region on the Alpspitze. The Zugspitze itself is only a few kilometers away from the viewing platform.

From the steel platform you have a fantastic view of that 1100 meters deepHell Valley.

You can reach the AlpspiX viewing platform at a height of around 2000 meters thanks to the mountain railways, comfortably and without having to undertake a strenuous hike.

Once at the top, the area is also ideal for a short hike.

The special feature of the platform:

Part of the floor is transparent and therefore only suitable for people with a head for heights.

The lookout is open throughout the year and is therefore an excellent destination for oneShort break.

The next highlight is waiting for you at the foot of the mountain railway. There you will find the Eibsee at around 1000 meters above sea level.

In this beautiful German bathing lake you can take a bath in front of a breathtaking alpine panorama or explore the lake with a rowing boat.

2. Gasometer in Berlin

One goes up to lofty heights Tour of the Berlin gasometer in the Schöneberg district.

You can go on a guided tour 78 meters high enjoy a great all-round view of Berlin.

The tour guide also provides you with exciting information about the gasometer and the various views from the steel colossus.

Before you can enjoy the view, however, you have to go round 420 steps conquer.

The gasometer was in operation from 1913 to 1995 and served, among other things, as a low-pressure gas container.

When completed, it was one of the three largest gas tanks in Europe.

Our tip:

Other great vantage points in Berlin are the famous Berlin TV tower and the former listening station on Teufelsberg.

3. King's chair on Rügen

Almost everyone knows this romantic place in Germany: the Königsstuhl viewpoint on the chalk cliff coast on Rügen.

From here you have a unique one View over the coast of the island of Ruegen with its picturesque chalk cliffs and the Baltic Sea.

Round 118 meters above sea level is the Königsstuhl lookout point, which is visited by around 300,000 tourists and locals every year.

Since the porous chalk cliff cannot withstand the crowds in the long run, plans were presented in March 2018 new visitor platform to erect at the king's chair.

This should be anchored in the solid ground behind the chalk cliffs and protrude over the edge of the cliff and more or less float freely over the rocks.

So we can look forward to an even better view from the Königsstuhl in the foreseeable future.

4. Hohentwiel fortress ruins near Singen

The Hohentwiel fortress ruins rise majestically over the town of Singen near Lake Constance.

The fortress stands on the Hohenzwiel volcano and was first mentioned in 915.

After the Thirty Years' War the castle was used as a prison and finally razed in 1801 in the Second Coalition War.

This means that the Hohentwiel Fortress was demolished or dismantled as the property of the losing party.

Quickly developed into one after that popular tourist attraction.

Today you can visit the Hohentwiel fortress ruins daily on your own or take part in a guided tour.

Annually come around 100,000 visitors of the old fortress, not only because of the exciting history of the castle, but also because of the great view over Lake Constance and that spectacular alpine panorama, which you can experience from up there when the weather is nice.

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5. Philosophenweg in Heidelberg

Where once the Heidelberg students were looking for undisturbed togetherness and probably thought more or less intensively about their studies, today you have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view of Heidelberg's most popular attraction, the Heidelberg Castle, the old town, the Neckar and to experience the surrounding region.

The Philosophenweg leads from north bank of the Neckar at the old bridge over the steep snake path to the gardens and the Lookout point on the Philosophenweg.

Thanks to the good climatic conditions, you end up here at one of the warmest places in Germany.

While all the flowers in the valley are still closed, many plants on the mountain have often woken up from their hibernation.

Grow here exotic plants such as lemons, pomegranate, palm trees, American cypress and Portuguese church.

Overall, the Philosophenweg is around two kilometers long and, thanks to the many seating options, is also suitable for those of you who can no longer walk long stretches in one go.

6. Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig

With its height of 91 meters, it is one of the largest monuments in all of Europe:

the Leipzig Völkerschlachtdenkmal. Even from below, it impresses with its size and the imposing stairs in front of the monument.

If you want to save yourself the entrance fee, you already have one from the outside stairs beautiful view over the city.

If that's not enough, you should definitely make your way to the upper viewing platform.

You can reach this via an elevator and a narrow spiral staircase.

From the upper vantage point you have a magnificent view of the city of Leipzig and the surrounding region with its many beautiful lakes.

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal was built from 1898 to 1913 and was opened on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Nations inaugurated near Leipzig.

Our tip:

Visit the Völkerschlachtdenkmal for sunset. From the outside stairs and the lookout point on the monument you can enjoy a romantic panorama.

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7. Rossel castle ruins near Rüdesheim am Rhein

In the middle of the Niederwald landscape park Above Rüdesheim am Rhein you will find the castle ruin Rossel and even if it looks like a ruin, it is not a natural castle complex, marked by time, but of artificial origin.

When redesigning the park It was built in 1774 based on real castle ruins.

In the park you will also find a hunting lodge and the Niederwald monument.

Kaiser Wilhelm II had this erected from 1877 to 1883 as a monument to victory over the French.

The castle ruin Rossel offers you a lookout point in Germany grandiose view over the Rhine, the Nahe estuary and the Binger Loch.

In addition, the Ehrenfels castle ruins and the Binger mouse tower are in your field of vision.

So there are many reasons to definitely visit the artificial castle ruin Rossel.

The ruin is about a 20-minute walk from the Niederwald monument and a 10-minute walk from the Niederwald hunting lodge.

The St. Hildegard Abbey is only 15 minutes away by car in the middle of the vineyards.

This beautiful monastery impresses not only with its over a hundred years of history, but also with delicious wines from our own winery.

8. Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel

The next vantage point in Germany that we would like to show you is in the city of Kassel in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe.

Below the Hercules statue, the landmark of the city of Kassel, you have an unobstructed view of the city and the entire area over the cascades that descend from the mountain towards Wilhelmshöhe Castle.

Although Hercules actually only refers to the copper statue of the Greek demigod, according to today's usage, Hercules also includes the octagon below, the pyramid and the cascades.

Opened in 2011 Hercules Visitor Center you can find out everything about the Hercules and the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe.

This has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9. Pfänder at Lake Constance

For the lookout point on the round 1062 meter high Pfänder we leave Germany at least when it comes to the ascent to the lookout point.

The view that you have from Bregenz's local mountain of Lake Constance includes for the most part the German part of Lake Constance and should therefore not be missing from the list of viewpoints.

With the Pfänderbahn, a panorama gondola takes around six minutes to go up.

During this time you will overcome about 600 meters in altitude.

You not only have a great view of Lake Constance, but also of the surrounding Austrian Alps.

10. Radom Wasserkuppe in the Rhön

From the Wasserkuppe in Hesse you not only have a great view of the surrounding landscape of the Rhön, but can also enjoy a 360-degree view from the Radom Wasserkuppe viewpoint.

The prominent radome is the last Remaining radar dome from the Cold War timeswhen the summit of the Wasserkuppe was still used for military purposes.

The lookout point with the unusual exterior is round 920 meters above sea level and offers you a view up to 100 kilometers away when visibility is good.

Visit the radome on the Wasserkuppe on a hike over the Hochrhöner.

This long-distance hiking trail is one of the most beautiful hiking tours in Germany and is not far from the Radom viewpoint.

Our tip:

In order to better understand the history of the radome and the view it offers, we recommend a guided tour. You can book these online.

11. Saar loop near Mettlach

It is the landmark of the Saarland and is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Germany.

The course of the river Saar forms a picturesque curve in the landscape known as the Saar Loop.

The is located above the Saarschleife Cloef lookout point in around 180 meters high.

The view is even more spectacular when you walk from the Lookout tower of the Treetop Path Saarschleife looking down at the river.

The lookout tower is located exactly above the Cloef lookout point and is a lot higher.

The tower alone is 42 meters.

From the observation tower you can see the landscape of the Saar-Hundsrück Nature Park and in good weather you can even see the Vosges in eastern France.

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12. Bastei in Saxon Switzerland

She is with around one million visitors annually one of the most popular viewpoints in all of Germany:

the bastion and the bastion bridge in Saxon Switzerland.

You have a fabulous one from the bastion View of the Elbe Valley and the landscape of Saxon Switzerland, the neighboring Lausitzer Bergland and the Eastern Ore Mountains.

Today's Bastei bridge was Built in 1851 and around 77 meters long.

Since the famous Bastei rock is extremely porous and would not be able to withstand the rush of visitors for long, the front ten meters of the Bastei rock are currently closed.

However, a new construction should be built by 2019so that the vantage point can be used again without restrictions.

The Bastei is located on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, one of the 16 German national parks and is perfect for an active holiday as a hiking and holiday region in Germany.

13. Maintower

It gets urban at this vantage point, which you will find in the middle of the banking metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

In around 198 meters high on the roof of the main tower you will find one of the two viewing platforms.

The other is a little lower at around 192 meters.

From this you have a perfect view over the banking district and the unmistakable Frankfurt skyline.

In addition to the viewing platforms, you will also find a restaurant on the upper floors of the main tower, where you can enjoy the view.

The Maintower was opened in 2000 and impressed with its back then fully glazed facade, such a high-rise had never existed in Europe before.

The main tower actually consists of two nested high-rise buildings, a square and a round high-rise.

Tenants in the Maintower include the Landesbank Hessen-Thuringia, other banks and various law firms.

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