Schauinsland - 1284 m above sea level

Lookout tower
Photo: The Schauinsland lookout tower

Information in brief


Schauinsland literally means "look at the land" and lives up to its name - in fine weather, the lookout tower on the summit offers magnificent views in all directions stretching over the surrounding Black Forest mountains and valleys, the Rhine Valley, the Voges Mountains and the Swiss Alps.

The nicest way of reaching the summit is by the Schauinsland Cableway, Germany's longest two-way cable car system (length: 3.6 km, difference in elevation 746 m). The lower terminus is in Horben and is well sign-posted from Freiburg. But you can also travel almost to the summit by car or motorcycle (Note: the road is closed to motorcycles at the weekend).

Schauinsland Cableway
Photo: View from the upper terminus of the Schauinsland cableway towards the lower terminus

Leisure activities on the Schauinsland Mountain

Numerous packages for the cableway and one or more leisure activities are available at the lower terminus of the Schauinsland Cableway.

View from the summit
Photo: View from the summit towards the Feldberg