The Rauhhügel is an 812.9 m high (above sea level) mountain located in the Thuringian Highland, Thuringia (Germany).

Leipziger Turm Schmiedefeld.JPG
Leipzig tower on top of the Rauhhügel
Highest point
Elevation801.9 m (2,631 ft)
Coordinates50°32′36″N 11°13′2″E / 50.54333°N 11.21722°E / 50.54333; 11.21722Coordinates: 50°32′36″N 11°13′2″E / 50.54333°N 11.21722°E / 50.54333; 11.21722
Rauhhügel is located in Thuringia
Parent rangeThuringian Forest

It is located close to the municipalities of Schmiedefeld and Lichte and the Leibis-Lichte Dam in the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park within walking distance of the Rennsteig.

Neighbouring mountains
Description Height
above sea level
Direction Particularity
Mutzenberg 770.0 m SW Coniferous forest
Spitzer Berg 790.3 m W NW Coniferous forest
Rehhecke 707.0 m NW Coniferous forest
Assberg 703.0 m N NE

The Leipzig tower on top of the Rauhhügel is 17.5 m high. It has viewing platforms on two levels, the upper at 14 m,[1] from which in good weather one can see far into the surrounding mountains of the Thuringian Highland, the Thuringian Forest and to mountains of the Fichtelgebirge and the Erzgebirge, including:

  • Neuhaus am Rennweg (830 m)
  • Ochsenkopf, (1.024 m) Fichtelgebirge
  • Schneekopf, (1.051 m) Fichtelgebirge
  • Fichtelberg, (1.214 m) Erzgebirge

There is a guesthouse at the base of the tower.


  1. ^ Leipziger Turm Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, Olitätenland, retrieved March 26, 2011 (in German)

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