Wachberg Waldheim Observation Tower

Built in 1871 from serpentine on the 264 m Wachberg as a memorial to the Franco-German War, the Siegesturm (victory tower) can be seen from miles around and is accessible by the public. The viewing platform at about 20 m provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the town itself and the nearby wooded hillsides, as well as far into the distance. In good weather, it is possible to see as far as the Erzgebirge mountains and the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig. There is also a charming view of the steel bridge with the Heiligenborn viaduct behind it. The Waldheimer Verschönerungsverein (Waldheim Beautification Society) played an important part in the construction of the observation tower, laying paths and stairways and undertaking reforestation work.


The key to the tower is available from the neighbouring Lindeneck beer garden.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday

3.30 pm – 9 pm


10.30 am – 2 pm
and 4 pm – 9 am

or by arrangement


Address: Aussichtsturm Wachberg
Street/house no. Auf der Goldenen Höhe 1
Post code/city: 04736 Waldheim