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Tower type: Observation tower
State : Germany
State : Saxony-Anhalt
County : Mansfeld-Südharz district
Location : Sangerhausen - Lengefeld
Location : Schlößchenkopf
Geo coordinates : 51 ° 29 '34.4 "  N , 11 ° 16' 14.9"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 29 '34.4 "  N , 11 ° 16' 14.9"  E
Site altitude: approx. 310.3  m above sea level NHN
Tower height: approx. 26 m
Viewing platform : approx. 336  m above sea level NHN
Construction time : 1903
Inauguration : October 26, 1903
Moltkewarte on the Schlößchenkopf

The Moltkewarte in the Harz is a 26 m high observation tower built in 1903 near Lengefeld in the Mansfeld-Südharz district in Saxony-Anhalt .

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.

Geographical location

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 ; 310.3  m above sea  level ), 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 ( 281.1  m ), 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

View from the Moltkewarte over the Goldene Aue and the Thuringian Gate to the Thuringian Forest

From the viewing platform (approx.  336  m above sea level ) 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.

Web links

Commons : Moltkewarte  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  2. a b The Moltkewarte , on
  3. a b c d e Harzer Wanderadel: stamp point 209 / Moltkewarte (observation tower) , on