Hohwacht Observation Tower

At 780 meters above sea level, the Hohwacht was a significant signal station up to the year 1798. Day or night, the network of watch towers could send an alarm through the entire canton in a matter of 3 to 4 hours using fire signals.

The climb to the top of the observation tower (20 m) is rewarded with a majestic view of the Aare valley, Jura mountains and the Alps. A display board identifies 150 mountain peaks.

Hiking suggestion
Melchnau - Hohwacht (1¼ hours) - Madiswil (1¼ hours)
Getting there: Bus from Langenthal to Melchnau
Return: Train from Madiswil to Langenthal


Oberaargau Tourismus

Marktgasse 13
4900 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0) 62 919 19 00

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