|Elevation||1,284 m (4,213 ft)|
|Translation||Look into the country (German)|
|Parent range||Black Forest|
The area is suitable for a number of outdoor adventurous activities including hiking, skiing and mountain biking. There is also a solar observatory nearby, a Global Atmosphere Watch monitoring station, and the Eugen-Keidel Tower. Especially in autumn, during temperature inversion, there is a nice view of the Vosges mountains from the top of the Schauinsland. Under appropriate weather conditions there is an excellent view of a large portion of the Swiss Alps.
The summit of the mountain can be reached on the Schauinslandbahn, a gondola lift that ascends from Horben. The lower station of this can be reached by bus route 21 from the terminus of Freiburg city tram route 2 at Günterstal. All three lines are operated by VAG Freiburg, the city transport operator for Freiburg.
There is also a 12 km (7.5 mi) long, twisty road leading up the mountain, which has been used for hillclimbing races. In some years, it also hosted the Großer Bergpreis von Deutschland, for example on September 27 1936 when it was won by Bernd Rosemeyer.
On 17 April 1936 a group of English pupils and their teacher Kenneth Keast were caught in a snow storm. They got lost, and five of them died. In 1938 the Engländerdenkmal of architect Hermann Alker (Karlsruhe) was erected by the Hitler Youth in commemoration.
Winter on Schauinsland: famous "Windbuchen" (beeches bent by the wind)
- Photos http://www.kis.uni-freiburg.de/index.php?id=77&L=1
- "Schauinslandbahn" (in German). Freiburger Verkehrs AG. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
- "Liniennetzplan" (PDF) (in German). Freiburger Verkehrs AG. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
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