Hardenberg Warteturm

Hardenberg Warteturm

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  • codo786

    On the highest point of the castle hill is the Hardenberg waiting tower with its inscription above the entrance:
    What Carl Ludwig August Count von Hardenberg 1842 means. This inscription preserves the memory of the builder and also provides information about the year of construction 1842.
    In general, a waiting tower or watch tower was a mostly single standing, surrounded by ramparts and ditch observation tower called. In the late Middle Ages, for example, waiting towers were set up on trade routes as customs stations or in the run-up to cities in order to be able to warn enemy troops in good time by flag or light signals before they approached.
    The Hardenberg tower, which was built in the Romantic era and served as a lookout tower over the Leinetal valley, served north and east.
    The wreath, which was located on the top of the tower, fell victim to vandalism. At the beginning of the 80s of the 20th century, the waiting tower was closed for safety reasons.
    (Source: information board in front of the tower)

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Moppel

    This tower with the beautiful and wide view is already more than 120 years and enjoys monument protection. Unfortunately, the upper part of the tower has been badly damaged by hitherto unknown perpetrators. Platform and parapet of the gallery must be restored at considerable cost. Therefore, an ascent of the tower is not possible for the time being.

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    • February 25, 2019

  • Holger

    Unfortunately not to climb. Nevertheless a nice place.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Stefanie

    A nice round through the forest

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    • February 22, 2019

  • heiterbisflauschig

    Nice place for a stopover (and a blackberry break ...: D) on a round through the woods!

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    • August 8, 2019

  • anomis

    At the highest point of the castle hill stands the Hardenberg waiting tower with its inscription above the entrance: Carl Ludwig August Hardenberg 1842. The tower is closed for security reasons.

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    • October 20, 2020

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Location: Nörten-Hardenberg, Northeim, Lower Saxony, Germany


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