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Lichtturm

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This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Bergisches Land

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  • Stefan

    Light Tower: Venue in Solingen
    The light tower is a unique, tangible place in Solingen Gräfrath - on the edge of the nature conservation area. It is the extraordinary showroom for the lighting collection of the company Licht in the room Dinnebier GmbH. Handcrafted lights, which are manufactured in the own manufactory in Wuppertal, are presented here in a representative way. The light tower is also a popular venue for professional events in culture, business and public life. The tower regularly hosts a variety of cultural and scientific events.
    Source: lichtturm-solingen.de

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Sandra Schwabach

    see. at lichtturm-solingen.deThe light tower is a former water tower in Solingen-Gräfrath, located on the edge of a nature reserve. The former water reservoir of the tower is now a light-flooded glass domed hall, from which the view extends far over the Bergisches Land. The lower floors serve as a showroom for the regionally and sustainably manufactured lighting collection of the company Licht im Raum. With its glass crown that rises above the treetops, the light tower has become a widely known landmark in Solingen. The upper floor can be booked as an event location.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Tom Rambler

    The history of the Gräfrather water tower begins over a hundred years ago. In 1904, a ring-shaped container was built according to the Intze principle, which removes the water load on the tower walls. The water itself came for the first three decades from Elberfeld, later from the Solinger dam. So the tower was in operation until 1983.At first, they wanted to tear down the tower because it had become desolate. Then you recognized its historical significance. Yet there was no real perspective for ten years. Until Johannes Dinnebier in 1993 presented a plan how to use the building differently. This is how an unusual metamorphosis began.

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    • December 19, 2018

  • slueart

    Through the Graefrath Heath, which is actually nothing more than a narrow strip of green in the Siefen of the Heider Bach, we climb up to the Graefrath light tower on the "Schieten".
    A wonderfully light architectural gem per se, the glass dome of the tower is now illuminated by the oblique sun and backpainted by mountains of clouds that are also illuminated.

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    • January 24, 2021

  • Tanja

    The light tower in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a converted, former water tower. It is located in the Gräfrath district near the highest point in the city of Solingen at approximately 276 meters above sea level. Due to its previous function, it still bears the unofficial name of the Graefrath Water Tower. The tower was built in 1904, shut down in 1983 and rebuilt in the mid-1990s.

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    • November 29, 2020

  • Rainie

    Historic water tower: The water tower has been restored and now has a light dome. In all seasons it is a recommendable photo opportunity and not only when you are standing in front of it.

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    • June 14, 2021

  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    The water tower in Solingen-Gräfrath served the regional drinking water supply until 1983 and was then declared a monument. It was not until ten years later that the lighting designer Johannes Dinnebier was able to present a convincing plan for the conversion and the unusual conversion to the so-called light tower began. It was realized in cooperation with Figge Architects from Wuppertal.The 38 m high water tower was built in 1904 as a ring-shaped container based on the so-called Intze principle. This means that the water load of the round water tank is only diverted vertically onto the tower walls and the tower shaft can therefore be made less massive. In the course of the renovation work, the solidly walled water tank was replaced by a transparent dome made of steel and glass with a surrounding balustrade. Since the water load, which was statically load-bearing, no longer existed, the dome floor had to be filled with concrete to compensate for the missing load. The shape of the new glass dome is reminiscent of a lemon squeezer and creates a light-flooded room with a diameter of 11 m. The room, which can now be used for events for up to 60 people, offers an all-round view of the Bergisches Land.Source: baunetzwissen.de/elektro/objekte/sonderbauten/wasserturm-in-solingen-graefrath-2957851

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    • July 1, 2021

  • Jake the hiker

    This imposing building is a landmark of Solingen

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    • November 23, 2019

  • Moin Weite Welt (Markus)

    Very distinctive tower on the highest point of Solingen's beautiful Gräfrath district and today a venue for events

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    • October 28, 2021

  • DomWanderFlo

    Directly across the street on the other side of the street, during non-Corona times ... is a nice little zoo.

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    • December 18, 2020

  • slueart

    Through the Graefrath Heath, which is actually nothing more than a narrow strip of green in the Siefen of the Heider Bach, we climb up to the Graefrath light tower on the "Schieten".
    A wonderfully light architectural gem per se, the glass dome of the tower is now illuminated by the oblique sun and backpainted by mountains of clouds that are also illuminated.

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    • January 24, 2021

  • 🦒Wandergiräffchen

    The light tower cannot be visited. It is only available for rentals / events.

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    • November 6, 2021

  • Carsten

    Reminiscent of a lighthouse.

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    • February 4, 2018

  • P.T.

    Great building. Make something.

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    • February 13, 2022

  • rphegemann

    Magnificent view towards Remscheid

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    • November 7, 2020

  • Ivan

    Can be seen from afar

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    • December 22, 2020

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