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Taufstein und Bismarckturm

Taufstein und Bismarckturm

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  • Söhni 🏃

    A few meters next to the Bismarck tower lies the, in basalt lumps, Bonifatiusborn. According to legend, Boniface, the "Apostle of the Germans," preached here in the first half of the eighth century and baptized pagans with water from this fountain. Hence the name Baptismal font. Today, however, the spring no longer supplies water. Perhaps the hydrological conditions on the baptismal font were changed by the construction of the Bismarck tower. The stone enclosure of Bonifatiusborn is from the 19th century.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Söhni 🏃

    The Bismarck tower on the baptismal font was built between 1907 and 1910 by the Vogelsberger Höhen Club, the regional hiking club. From the 22 m high platform, it offers a wide view of the Gießener Land, in the direction of Knüll, to the volcanic peaks of the Rhön and to the Taunus. The tower is freely accessible all year round.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Anne

    The baptismal font is the highest mountain in the High Vogelsberg at 773 meters ...
    A few million years ago, the baptismal font was several meters higher, but the ravages of time gnawed at it. All the better is the block heap, which has since emerged. On the north and west slopes, the mighty boulders and rock formations are very beautiful to see.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Kai

    Seating with tables at the tower and at the baptismal font.

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    • July 13, 2017

  • Sascha

    The tower can be entered and has a viewing platform

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Söhni 🏃

    A few meters next to the Bismarck tower lies the, in basalt lumps, Bonifatiusborn. According to legend, Boniface, the "Apostle of the Germans," preached here in the first half of the eighth century and baptized pagans with water from this fountain. Hence the name Baptismal font. Today, however, the spring no longer supplies water. Perhaps the hydrological conditions on the baptismal font were changed by the construction of the Bismarck tower. The stone enclosure of Bonifatiusborn is from the 19th century.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Michael

    In good weather mega-view

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Christian

    Once you have left the narrow staircase behind you, the inside of the tower widens into width. A few steps up and you have made it to the supervisory platform. From there you have a wonderful distant view. Really worthwhile.

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    • June 13, 2019

  • Sascha

    The tower can be walked on and invites you to the view

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Ragnar Gunnerson

    The baptismal font is 773 m above sea level. NHN the highest peak in Vogelsberg. It is located near Breungeshain in the Vogelsberg district in Hesse. Despite a remarkable dominance of 43 km and a notch height of 406 m, the baptismal font is hardly noticeable as a single mountain, since it emerges only slightly from the overall survey of the Vogelsberg. The Bismarck Tower, completed in 1910, stands on it.

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Stefan ⛰

    Put a hat on, it pulls up here often.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Christian

    Once you have left the narrow staircase behind you, the inside of the tower widens into width. A few steps up and you have managed on the supervisory platform. From there you have a wonderful distant view. Really worthwhile.

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    • June 13, 2019

  • Jürgen

    Nature reserve "Block fields at the baptismal font".
    The Bismarkturm is accessible as a vantage point.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • Thomas

    The Bismarck Tower is currently (as of August 2020) closed.

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    • August 19, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view from the nearby Bismarkturm over the beautiful surrounding countryside. 😀

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    • December 1, 2019

  • Tom/Lisa

    contemporary witness

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view from up there across the Taunus, it is always worth climbing

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Maria Theresia

    The climb is always worthwhile.

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    • January 7, 2020

  • Madze

    A mountain range that can hardly be overcome. Thank god someone built these stairs ....

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    • December 30, 2020

  • Adolf Hinterland

    At the moment wonderful weather in the Vogelsberg prevails, the distance view is perfect and the snow conditions on the trails are good. The trip is worth it!

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    • January 24, 2017

  • Björn Faust

    Nice tower and way to get there

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    • June 27, 2021

  • Seementaler

    Unfortunately, the tower itself has been closed for some time. Nevertheless, the small ascent to take a look at the Bismarck Tower is worthwhile!

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    • August 2, 2021

  • Timmy

    The way to the baptismal font feels like in an enchanted fairytale forest.

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    • August 17, 2021

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Location: Schotten, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen District, Hesse, Germany

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