Berger-Denkmal Witten/ Hohenstein

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Recommended by 61 out of 62 hikers

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  • Markus 🥾⛰

    Super nice surroundings and views.

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    • 10/21/2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Directly on the edge of the mountain to the Ruhr valley stands the Berger monument, a 20 m high lookout tower in honor of the industrialist and Reichstag politician Louis Berger (1829 - 1891). He had intermittent u.a. the management of the cast steel works founded by his father - now known as Deutsche Edelstahlwerke - and developed essential production processes for the success of the business and thus also the Witten location. It was built after his death in 1902 in Wilhelminian architecture and consists of Ruhr sandstone. Inside, a spiral staircase leads to a covered viewing platform - the entrance is free and definitely recommended, if the door is open. Below the monument is a semicircular square with the best views of the Ruhr valley in the direction of the weather. From the tower and the area you can also observe the Ruhr Viaduct of Bommern and the Hohenstein hydroelectric power station. Below the trains of local and long distance travel on the railway line from Hagen to Bochum and Dortmund.

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    • 10/22/2018

  • Carsten

    A great view over the Ruhr valley

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    • 01/10/2019

  • Smokey und Pia

    Beautiful view. The tower is accessible via a spiral staircase inside.

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    • 04/14/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Berger-Denkmal Witten/ Hohenstein’

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

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