The Heidelberg Bismarckturm dates from 1903. Like all other Bismarck towers in Germany, the Heidelberg Tower was designed as a pillar of fire and not as a lookout tower. The German student body wanted to build in the end of the 19th century Bismarck in honor of as many towers on the top of a large fire bowl a Bismarck fire should be kindled. Even if the fire bowl is still available, the Heidelberg Tower is nowadays used mainly as a lookout tower.
December 22, 2017
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