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"DURLACH: Turmberg" Top 5 Page for this destination Durlach Tip by Kathrin_E

Durlach, Karlsruhe: 22 reviews and 79 photos

  Turmberg tower
by Kathrin_E
  • Turmberg tower - Karlsruhe
      Turmberg tower
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  • Stairs inside Turmberg tower - Karlsruhe
      Stairs inside Turmberg tower
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  • View of Karlsruhe from Turmberg tower - Karlsruhe
      View of Karlsruhe from Turmberg tower
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  • View of Kraichgau and Odenwald from Turmberg tower - Karlsruhe
      View of Kraichgau and Odenwald from Turmberg tower
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Is the Turmberg the southernmost of the Kraichgau hills or the northernmost peak of the Black Forest? Opinions are different on this worldshaking question, but everyone agrees that the Turmberg tower is the best viewpoint of Karlsruhe. From the top of the tower you'll have a wide view of the city, the Rhine plain over to the Palatine Forest and the Vosges, the Northern Black Forest, the Kraichgau and Odenwald.

The tower once belonged to a castle, built by the Counts of Hohenberg between 1230 and 1250. Since the late 19th century it has become a popular viewpoint.

Want to enjoy a romantic sunset over the Rhine plain? This is the place to go!

Opening hours:
April 16 - October 14: 7:00 - 20:00
October 15 - April 15: 9:00 - 16:00
Free entry

Address: Turmberg
Directions: You can walk up or use the funicular (see separate tip).

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 16, 2008
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  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Ok, looks like it does have a long history. Didn't think it was the relic of an old castle. And the views are superb!


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