Observation tower

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Robert-Kolb-Turm (observation tower) on the highest elevation of the Märkisches Sauerland, the Nordhelle 663m above sea level in the Ebbegebirge, with the well-known natural treasures, the Ebbemoores.

Der Robert-Kolb Turm auf der Nordhelle

Unweit des Turms der ein Waldsofa mit herrlichem A

Blick auf die Nordhelle mit Robert-Kolb Turm



Nordhelle 1

58849 Herscheid

Telefon: 02357/3876



For almost 200 years, a tower has been rising to the sky on the crest of the Ebbegebirge (663 m).

Emperor Napoleon had the first stone tower built at the beginning of the 19th century in order to use the mirror telegraph to disseminate news and orders as quickly as possible. The desire to be able to look out over the mountains of the Sauerland from the Nordhelle was met by the erection of a trigonometric tower in the form of a stable wooden framework made of strong beams in 1890.

In December 1904, the wooden construction, which had become rotten in some parts, fell victim to the autumn storms. On September 8, 1912, the foundation stone was laid for a new tower on the Nordhelle. The tower was named after Robert Kolb, the SGV's main hiking trail warden and the initiator of the 1st larger network of hiking trails.

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