Hike to the Sonnenberg Tower
Great views over the whole Fricktal: after the climb to the Sonnenberg tower, all the senses get their money's worth.
Hike with a view.
From Rheinfelden railway station, the section of the Fricktaler Höhenweg leads over the Schiffacker. From the wooded «Steppberg» it continues to the «Magdener Galgen» - always following the Fricktaler Lindenblatt on a blue background, the signpost of the Fricktaler Höhenweg. The entire ascent to the Sonnenbergturm is around 300 metres in altitude. But the climb is worth it. The Sonnenbergturm rest area offers a great view.
The tower, built in 1913 from Jura sandstone, is 22 metres high. 99 wooden steps lead to the covered viewing platform. An entrance fee of CHF 0.50 is charged to visit the viewing platform. The tower offers a panoramic view from the Black Forest to the Alps. A 360° panorama panel inside the viewing platform informs visitors about the possible views.
«Turmstübli» with kitchen and kiosk.
In October 1875, the inauguration of the former wooden tower, also called «Hochwacht», took place on the Sonnenberg. This was thanks to the initiative of the Rheinfelder Kurverein. From 1951 onwards, the Möhlin Friends of Nature took over the site and henceforth provided the tower caretaker. In 1974/75, the association built a new building at the foot of the tower with a lot of hard work: the «Turmstübli» with kitchen and kiosk.
Map & Elevation Profile
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Highlights on this hike
- Old town of Rheinfelden
- Sonnenbergturm with 360° panorama from the Black Forest to the Alps
The «Turmstübli» is open every Sunday of the year with a few exceptions.
Characteristics of the route
- Distance: 7km
- Duration: 2h00
- Difficulty: medium
- Start/finish: Rheinfelden railway station