A variety of observation towers in Thurgau provide magnificent views over Thurgau, Lake Constance and the Alps. The Stählibuck, Napoleonturm, Hochwacht Wildensbuch and Gewerbeturm Amriswil towers are just a few minutes from the nearest Postbus stop.
A number of observation towers in Thurgau provide superb panoramic views in good weather conditions. Visiting the nearest tower is well worthwhile with incredible views over Thurgau, Lake Constance and as far as the Alps. The age of the towers in canton Thurgau is just as varied as their structures. The nearest Postbus stop is just a few minutes away from the towers by foot. Packing binoculars and a camera is highly recommended if visibility is good.
The “Stählibuck” observation tower is found on the local mountain in Frauenfeld. It’s 27 metres high – after scaling 148 steps, visitors can enjoy magnificent views over Vorarlberg to the east and as far as the Bernese Alps in the west. The Stählibuck tower, constructed in 1908, is one of the oldest steel-framed towers in Switzerland. It was used by the Swiss army as an aircraft observation post during the Second World War.
On a hill above Wildensbuch, the observation tower soars to a height of 37 metres. After climbing the 186 steps, visitors are rewarded with views over the Zurich wine country, the Randen mountains, the Hegau, Lake Constance and as far as the Alps. Timber from four Douglas fir trees was used for the main structure of the tower officially opened in 2010. Travel from Marthalen or Schlatt in Thurgau to the stop Wildensbuch, Dorf
The Napoleonturm Hohenrain tower rebuilt in 2019 is located at Weiler Hohenrain near Wäldi. The original tower was constructed by Louis Napoleon III 200 years ago. The elegant timber structure stands at a height of over 30 metres and visitors can discover the region’s history while climbing 200 steps. Out of consideration for local residents, it is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Travel from Kreuzlingen or Frauenfeld to the stop Wäldi, Dorfplatz
The Gewerbeturm Amriswil tower was built by the local trade association in 2012. The 30-metre-high tower with 90 steps is made entirely from spruce and larch. The platform provides wonderful views of the Alps and Lake Constance. The tower can be reached from the Amriswil, Mühlebach stop in 10 to 15 minutes.
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