The name of the tower derives from a love story from the 17th century. The then King of Sweden, former Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel, gave his lover, a courtly wife of his wife, the Ostholsteinischen goods Panker, Klampp, Schmoel and Hohenfelde as financial security. In 1868, King William I awarded these four Hessian estates the title "Hessenstein reign".
Today, the observation tower is a popular destination. For the ascent to the 17-meter-high tower with its 111 steps you will be rewarded with a great view: In good weather and clear views, the panoramic view from Bungsberg to the cranes of Kiel shipyards, to Fehmarn and even across the Baltic Sea to the Danish Islands.The octagonal tower is a listed building and was renovated in 1983. Since then, the colored leaded glass windows have been given a new shine. On sunny days, the landscape appears through these windows in the brightest colors. A special pleasure is this play of colors at sunset.ostsee.de/hohwacht/hessenstein.html
November 2, 2019
From the viewing platform you can look over the Baltic Sea to Fehmarn, in clear weather even to Denmark. In the immediate vicinity is the Gutsdorf Panker with the castle Panker, the small chapel, the Trakehner breed and the historic inn "Ole Liese". Admission 1 Euro.
December 1, 2019
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