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Bismarckturm

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  • Dirk Lotze

    The Bismarck Tower offers an excellent all-round view of Elberfeld and western Barmen. Volunteer watchmen open the entrance to the curious on fine days.

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    • December 27, 2019

  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    The Bismarck Tower in Wuppertal stands on the grounds of the Hardtanlage, a park-like ridge in the center of Wuppertal on the border between the districts of Elberfeld and Barmen.

    The tower, built in 1907, serves primarily as a memorial to the first Reich Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, who played a key role in the founding of the German Empire in 1871 and was revered by large parts of society for this. At the same time, the Bismarck tower was also intended as a viewing tower. It can be climbed on Sundays during the summer months when the weather is nice, and the viewing platform offers a good overview of large parts of Wuppertal.

    The tower, which was initially around 22 meters high, was built mainly from donations. It is one of more than 40 Bismarck towers that were built after the "Götterdämmerung" sample design by the architect Wilhelm Kreis, which was awarded a prize in a German student union competition in 1899.

    Construction management was carried out by Lothar Schönfelder, Elberfeld City Planning Officer. Only shortly after the foundation stone was laid on April 1, 1907, thieves broke the foundation stone and stole the time capsule it contained with documents and coins worth 18 marks. The tower opened on October 19, 1907.

    It was listed as a historical monument in 1991 and extensively renovated from 1999 to 2005. Since 2002 it has reached a total height of 23.5 meters thanks to a staircase on the viewing platform.

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismarckturm_(Wuppertal)

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    • June 17, 2021

  • Katja

    The Bismarck tower is around 22 m high and stands in the eastern part of the Hardt. It was built in 1907 and is one of 47 Bismarck towers in Germany

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    • July 22, 2021

  • Maik

    A Bismarck tower is a special form of the Bismarck monument. Out of 240 Bismarck towers, 173 are still available today. In the Federal Republic of Germany 146 of formerly 184 towers are still preserved. Wikipedia

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    • July 6, 2017

  • Marcel

    Volunteers have long made the climb possible. At the moment the tower is not accessible.

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    • August 12, 2017

  • Jake the hiker

    One of many beautiful Bismarck towers in Germany

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    • February 21, 2020

  • Hans-Helmut Books

    The Bismarck Tower on the Hardthöhe stands on the border between Barmen and Elberfeld.
    The view from this tower over Wuppertal is magnificent.
    Unfortunately the tower is e.g. Not accessible at the moment ...

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    • September 14, 2017

  • Chuckie's

    My tip is orthographic in nature:
    Even if Bismarck has been dead since 1898 - he has a "c" in his name - >> Bismarck!

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    • March 25, 2021

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Location: Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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