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  • Oliver

    The Bismarck Tower in Bochum Stadtpark is open on every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday until November 3, 2019
    open from 11am to 6pm.
    Admission is free.

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Oliver

    "To make flames shine all over Germany in honor of Bismarck": In addition, the German students called in 1898 after the death of Bismarck. Across the country, pillars and towers with crowning flamesshells were to be erected in honor of the deceased. In Bochum formed in 1908 a committee for the construction of a Bismarck tower. From over 650 submitted tower designs, the design of the Breslau architect Albrecht Friebe was selected, who was a pupil and collaborator of the famous Hans Poelzig. Friebes design was called "giant". The Bochum collected 100,000 marks for the construction.
    On March 28, 1909, the foundation stone was laid in the city park, the opening took place on October 16, 1910. The 33 meter high Bismarck tower is the largest example of its kind. Its flames burned from 1910 to the 1920s.

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    • July 20, 2019

  • W Ro

    The city park of Bochum is always worth a visit.

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    • October 20, 2018

  • Geraldo Semifredi

    The 33 m high tower was built in 1908 in honor of Chancellor Bismarck, who died in 1898.

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    • February 26, 2021

  • Lothar

    Historically very interesting monument with description.

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    • May 16, 2021

  • Handbikebiene

    Bochum Zoo, small but nice. Mega delicious currywurst with french fries.

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    • August 21, 2021

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Location: Witten, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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