Amazing views await those, who are willing to hike a while through the Göttingen forest. The Hünstollen is a 423 meters high mountain in the northeast of the city, officially belonging to Bovenden. Because of high cliffs this place was easily made a fortification in earlier days. Since 1882 there was a protective hut and a restaurant at this place and later a wooden tower was created from which you can see the Harz mountains but also the Gaußturm on the Hoher Hagen mountain.

The tower was refurbished several times, last in 2021. If you want to get here, I recommend going by bus to the city quarter Nikolausberg and to hike from there to the tower. On your way you’ll also find the Rieswarte, the ruins of a fortification protecting a road leading into the city.


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