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One of the numerous Bismarck towers that was erected as monuments for the founder of the empire around the turn of the century throughout Germany. The tower on the Hemsberg is 19 meters high and was built by the Odenwald Club, which still maintains and operates it today. In summer, the tower is open on Sundays and public holidays. Next to the viewing platform, you can also visit the small café.
December 21, 2017
Small tower, with playground and sitting outside
March 30, 2021
The tower was unfortunately closed but the tables and benches still invite you to rest
August 31, 2020
Nice sheltered resting place. Unfortunately the tower was closed on my tour
September 24, 2020
Comfortable place for a break. Tasty snacks from the region at a fair price. As a rule, self-made.
September 17, 2017
The Hemsbergturm (Bismarckturm) near Bensheim is a must, it is ideally located on the route if you want to marvel at the vineyards of the Hessian Bergstraße, in summer you can be entertained on Sundays and enjoy the flair of the region.
December 10, 2022
Demand to Jochen: Are you safe with the possibility of promotion? On the attached sign is mutatis mutandis something of "The support club has up there club rooms". At least we did not find an open entrance, but we were always there when nothing was going on.
June 23, 2017
When the flag is flying, the tower is served. According to the information on the tower this and next weekend (23/24 October 2021) not.
October 17, 2021
Steep climb up to here and then you have earned the beer!
April 23, 2022
Beautiful tower with possibility to climb. Catering by local clubs - well-attended in good weather.
Addendum: Yes I was upstairs. Ascension probably only possible during the service.
March 12, 2017
The tower is farmed on the weekends. From the top there is a magnificent view of the mountain road with Starkenburg, Melibokus and Auerbach Castle.
April 21, 2019
After a somewhat strenuous ascent, the Bismarck Tower offers enough space to recover for the march on the Burgensteig. In addition, outside the Corona times, there is a sale by the OWK local group Bensheim on weekends, which makes it twice as pleasant.
December 20, 2020
The Hemsberg is a 262.2 m high elevation on the Hessian mountain road in the Odenwald, south-east of Bensheim. The so-called "Bismarck Tower" is located on the summit. The Bismarck Tower on the Hemsberg is a Bismarck monument. The tower is used as a lookout tower and as a hostel for hikers on Sundays and public holidays.
December 23, 2022
(Not so completely) Secret tip near Bensheim / Heppenheim. Away from the hustle and bustle, quiet area.
Served on Sundays. Then there are always some special dishes, freshly cooked.
September 3, 2018
From here you have a great view of the Rhine Valley and the Odenwald.
September 25, 2020
From the tower you have a wonderful view, which unfortunately does not open to you at the foot.
December 20, 2020
the Bismarck Tower is staffed on Sundays. The red and white flag then waves from below
June 12, 2022
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