The observation tower is 228 m above sea level, and by climbing the observation platform's 160 steps, an additional 30 m can be reached.
The observation tower is 228 m above sea level, and by climbing the observation platform's 160 steps, an additional 30 m can be reached. But, be careful! Climb the tower at your own peril! The tower climber is rewarded with a 360 degree, unspoiled, panoramic view of the emerging Leipzig New Lake District. An information board on the upper platform indicates the location of elevations and objects in the surrounding area.
The 'Halde Trages' itself emerged approx. 60 years ago from the ground development activities of opencast mining in Espenhain. The 70 m high and 2 km long heap lies between Espenhain, Mölbis, Trages, and Thierbach. The "mountain" is characterised by erosion gullies on the west side and ecologically important biotopes in the Kippe forest. The 10 km circular route offers an ideal terrain for nature and hiking enthusiasts on the Hochhalde. Nature lovers are educated on the diverse flora and fauna by means of various information boards.
- Height: 33 m
- Steps: 160
- Material: galvanised steel construction