Himmelsglück, Schömberg

Germany's highest wooden observation tower points to the sky

With a final height of 55 meters, the new "Himmelsglück" is the tallest wooden observation tower in Germany.

A total of 36 round glulam pillars (length approx. 17 m - 60 cm diameter) in larch were produced, delivered and installed by Rubner Holzbau Bressanone.

The wooden pillars are terminated at the bottom by reinforced concrete pillars that end about two meters above the ground. Thus, the wood is protected.

All platforms consist of a 10 cm thick cross-laminated timber board.

The tower's largest platform is located at a height of 20 meters. With a diameter of almost 17.5 meters, it has a usable area of almost 160 square meters. The visitors' platform at a height of 35 meters has a usable area of 123 square meters and at a height of 50 meters almost 90 square meters.

For more information (in German language): Aussichtsturm Himmelsglück

Project details

Location Schömberg (D)

Completion 2020

Owner Touristik & Kur Schömberg (D)

Client Stahlbau Nägele GmbH, Eislingen (D)

Designer Ingenieurbüro Braun GmbH & Co. KG, Pforzheim (D)

Glulam 170 m³ ca. larch - 30 m³ ca. spruce

CLT 40 m³ ca.

Subcontractor No. 1

After the realization of this project, Stahlbau Nägele awarded Rubner Holzbau Bressanone as the best subcontractor in 2020.

"Congratulations - You are Number 1 for us!!

You rise to the top of our podium in the election of the best subcontractor of the year 2020.

Quality, compliance with deadlines, price-quality ratio, service and humanity of the subcontractors were evaluated. You and your entire Team convinced our project and construction managers with optimal timber construction solutions, reliable execution, best quality and super teamwork for the construction project of the "Himmelsglück" observation tower in Schömberg."