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“Beautiful views from the top of the mountain”
Review of Merkur Mountain

Merkur Mountain
Ranked #3 of 58 things to do in Baden-Baden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The mountain is over 650 meters high and offers amazing views over the black forest and surrounding countryside from the summit. You can reach the top by walking or take the funicular (Merkurbergbahn) which is easier. You can also take the funicular on the way up and walk-down to enjoy the views from the trails.

At the top is an observation and communications tower with a modern radio mast, walking paths, a play area, a restaurant and large lawns. Hiking trails lead down to various attractions at the bottom and offer panoramic views.

It can be pretty windy at the top which makes it ideal for para gliding. Of course it can be pretty cold as well (some trees were displaying fall colors in June). So make sure you are appropriately dressed.

Although slightly off the beaten path, the mountain offers excellent views and is definitely not to be missed.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is a bit off the beaten path, but should be a part of any visitor’s stay in Baden-Baden. In addition to magnificent views of the area, there is an interesting display of the local rock types surrounding the tower at the top.

The price of a cable car ride is relatively modest, but must be paid in cash. The small restaurant at the top is also cash only and modestly priced and there are also picnic tables available for those who want to bring their own food. For families that picnic or just want to spend some time at the top, there is a swing set, a see-saw and a neat slide (which our 34 yr. old son enjoyed several times).

Often, there will be an opportunity to view paragliders up close and personal.

If you are inclined to walk up or down, a one way ticket can be purchased, although at the bottom you will be sold a two way ticket by default unless you ask.

All in all, well worth a few hours deviation.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We always enjoy the walking trails around the Merkur. The views are great and the trails are fun t walk. there is a bit of ups and downhill but most of it is flat.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

After getting the railway, head to the observation tower and get the lift. At the top you can stay inside or head up a few more stairs to the open deck for a panoramic view. Turin is on one side and Switzerland on the other. We saw paragliders swooping up high on thermals. On a bright day you can see for miles and miles. The cafe is good too for a beer, ice cream and cake

Thank Emily T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

First of all you need to take the bus from the town centre to the funicular station. The route is spectacular with beautiful grand houses clinging on the hills around town. Then the funicular takes you up the mountain top. There are great views of the surrounding areas. However, on the day of my visit it was windy and snowy and basically freezing, so not a great idea to spend too much time on a mountain top. I guess it is possible to hike down in order to get even more views of the area instead of taking the funicular again, but due to the weather I had no other option but to hurry back to town.

Thank Maltrueno
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