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Tower in Rottweil

In Rottweil is currently being built an absolutely distinctive and unique Building: The test tower for elevator systems from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will be 246 meters high upon completion, and provide the highest viewing platform in Germany at 232 meters .

The basic purpose of the tower is the testing of modern elevator systems for high-rise buildings. For this purpose in the tower 12 elevator shafts are installed where then high-speed elevators and pioneering ropeless systems are tested.

Is interesting for the general public then of course the viewing platform at a dizzy height. Until then, patience is still required, for the completion and commissioning of the tower is planned for the end of 2016. Even now the site is a magnet for visitors: From the platform visitors can observe how the tower is growing daily, as well as guided tour.

Foto: The tower at a hight of 100m

-> www.aufzugsturm-rottweil.de (Website in German)

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Treetop Trail Black Forest

End of September 2014, the Treetop Trail Black Forest was opened in Bad Wildbad. The up to 20m high bridge and the 40m high observation tower offer really interesting perspectives and views and are certainly worth a visit.

With a total length of 1,250 meters inclusive of the ramp in the tower, the path leads through the canopy of beech, fir and spruce trees of the forest on summer mountain in Bad Wildbad. In addition to the interesting insights into the treetops some stations show information about the local nature and wildlife and skill exercises.

The highlight is the 40m high observation tower at the end of the treetop path. As you climb up the ramp, the view raises more and more about the forest, and offers top a magnificent panoramic view over the forests of the Northern Black Forest.

Tip: Check with the city train S6 to stop Uhlandplatz/Sommerbergbahn or by car to the parking garage downtown. Then with the mountain railway (cable car) to the top terminal. From here it is only a few hundred meters to the Treetop Trail. There is a combined ticket for mountain railway and treetop path available.

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What to do in the Black Forest in bad weather?

In the railway muyeum in HorbEven if the weather is not so nice: there are plenty of options for activities throughout the Black Forest, where you are regardless of the weather. Here are a few tips for recreational activities and attraction:

Museums and visits, as

And yes, there remains the (according to weather forecast justified) hope for a beautiful "Indian Summer".

Photo: TEE (Trans Europe Express) in the railway museum in Horb.

Feel free to add more interesting offers by comments to this entry.

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New photo gallery "lookouts in the Black Forest"

Schauinsland lookout tower

In our new photogallery "Magnificent views in the Black Forest" you find a series of 30 high resolution photos of the most spectacular lookouts in the Black Forest - mountains, viewpoints, lookout towers.

-> start photo gallery "Lookouts in the Black Forest"

Photo: The lookout tower on the summit of Schauinsland Mountain near Freiburg


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Lake Titisee in the Black Forest Germany

Who gave Lake Titisee its name? One of the legends (maybe its even true) say the Roman general Titus, who camped here with his troops, gave it his name, because he was so impressed by the beauty of the lake. The first authenticated reference to it, however, dates back to the year 1111 in documents belonging to the neighbouring village Saig, in which the names 'Dettesee' and 'Titinsee' are found; the today's name Titisee came into use about 1750.

Lake TitiseeSure is: the Titisee is one of the most popular places for tourists in the Black Forest, Germany. Every year thousands of people enjoy the great landscape, the possibilities for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, sailing or a pedalo ride. A very nice option for enjoying the Lake Titisee and the surrounding Black Forest landscape is a sightseeing tours by one of the pleasure boats. Since the waterfront promenade in Titisee-village was converted to a pedestrian zone, the 'Seestrasse' is considered the loveliest street for strolling and shopping in the Southern Black Forest.

The nicest view on Lake Titisee is without any doubt from the lookout tower on Hochfirst mountain (see photo).

Lake Titisee is located in the Southern Black Forest, 30km east of Freiburg in the south-west of Germany. The approach by car is possible from the autobahn A5, exit Freiburg-Mitte, from there the B31 direction Donaueschingen. Or from the autobahn A81, triangle Bad Dürrheim on the B31 direction Freiburg. The basin for lake was formed during the last ice age, just 10,000 years ago. A glacier extended from the Feldberg to the present-day lake. The basins gouged out by the glacier and the terminal moraine now form the basin of Lake Titisee. The lake is 850 m above sea level, 2 km long, just under 1 km wide and approx. 40 m deep.

Titisee village is also a climatic therapy resort and worth a visit all year round. Vacationing guests will find a selection of accommodation ranging from rustic, well-equipped inns to comfortable apartments and luxurious first-class hotels.

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