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Location address: Deutschland, Rastatt
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The Teufelsmühle ) is a mountain south of Loffenau in the Northern Black Forest. It lies between the valleys of the Murg in the west and the Alb in the east. The Alb rises near the eastern flank of the mountain , before reaching Bad Herrenalb a few kilometres further north. Over the summit plateau of the Teufelsmühle, which runs in a north-south direction, runs the boundary between the municipalities of Gernsbach in the Murg valley and Loffenau, both of which belong to the Baden-Württemberg county of Rastatt.
In 1910 a 10-metre-high tower, the Teufelsmühle Tower was erected on the summit plateau. In 1952 the observation tower was raised to a height of 16.2 metres. In 1958, a building was added that was eventually expanded into a hiker’s inn. Not far from the tower stand the Teufelsmühle mountain inn. Together the building and the guest house of Teufelsmühle form a hamlet in the municipality of Loffenau. It is accessible by car on a minor road from Rißwasen. The mountain is a base for walks and mountain bike tours. Below the observation tower at a height of 850 m above NHN is a launch site for the Loffenau Hang Gliding Club which it has operated since 1977 and is used by hang gliders and, today, also by paragliders. The landing zone is 550 metres below at Loffenau.