Its roof gleams from the Werbellinsee through the green and magically it stands on the southern tip of the Werbellinsees, where once the Ascanian castle Werbellin should have been.
It is believed that it was built between 1211 and 1215 under Margrave Albrecht II. The excavation work on the canal in the 18th century found remains of the walls and weapons.
The idea to build a tower at this historic place came from the Joachimsthaler homeland poet Friedrich Brunold. Prince Carl von Preußen took up the idea and entrusted the Eberswalde master builder Oskar Büschner with the execution. This designed the round tower of fieldstone, balcony and brick crenellated wreath.
In 1879 it was inaugurated. Since 1974, tower and castle are listed buildings. In 1991, the tower was renewed by foresters of the Schorfheide and reopened as a lookout tower.
In 2009 he served as ARD's filming location for the fairy tale Rapunzel.
September 14, 2016
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