|Tower type:||Observation tower|
|County :||Mansfeld-Südharz district|
|Location :||Sangerhausen - Lengefeld|
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|Tower height:||approx. 26 m|
|Viewing platform :||approx.|
|Construction time :||1903|
|Inauguration :||October 26, 1903|
Dedicated to the tower is the Prussian Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke the Elder , known as "the battle handlebar of 1870-71" and is of Kaiser Wilhelm I in gratitude for his contribution to the victory over France gefürstet was.
The Moltewarte is located in the Lower Harz in the Harz / Saxony-Anhalt Nature Park . In the Karstlandschaft Südharz biosphere reserve , it is located south of the Sangerhausen district of Lengefeld on the Schlößchenkopf (also called Hoher Berg ; ), which rises to the east above the valley of the Brechtewendischen Bach . About 1.1 km east of the lookout, next to the Hohen Linde ( ), there is a large, cone-shaped spoil dump as a remnant of copper slate mining in the former Thomas Münzer shaft .
The Moltewarte was built from Rogenstein in 1903 and inaugurated on October 26, 1903. The founder was the Harz Club branch association Sangerhausen. During the GDR era, the control room fell into disrepair, and afterwards it was completely renovated in 1995 as part of a job creation measure by the Städtische Sanierungsgesellschaft Sangerhausen mbH . Since 2007, memorial meetings for the German resistance fighter Helmuth James Graf von Moltke (1907–1945) have been taking place at the waiting room on March 11th .
Opportunities for viewing and hiking
From the viewing platform (approx. ) of the Moltkewarte, which is accessible on weekends and public holidays in the warm season, there is a good view of, among other things, Sangerhausen , the Goldene Aue , the Kyffhäuser mountains, Lengefeld and to the nearby Röhrigschacht near Wettelrode . If visibility is good, you can see as far as the Thuringian Forest . The control room is included as no. 209 in the system of stamping points of the Harz hiking pin; the stamp box is located next to the refuge by the observation tower.