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Longinusturm

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  • Julia

    "On the partly only little wooded summit of Westerberg (187.61 meters above sea level) stands the Longinusturm, a 32 m high lookout tower, which was built by the" Baumberge Association "between 1897 and 1901 from the Baumberg limestone.
    Reinhold Holtstiege first performed television in 1952 in West Germany on the "Longinusturm". The very first pictures that were seen here in West Germany came from the Dutch television pilot station Lopik near Rotterdam and were received here on the Longinusturm in the Baumbergen.
    At Longinusturm there was no power connection at that time. The necessary for the operation of the first still equipped with 24 tubes Philips TV (625 Z.) required electricity, with a small makeshift power supply system, which consisted of a large 12 volt car battery and a smaller machine converter 12/220 volts, be generated.
    Under the term "television" hardly anyone could imagine anything in the winter half-year 1951/52 in the whole West German area.
    In 1997, a bronze plaque was mounted on the Longinusturm by the radio and television technician guild Münster and the "Baumberge Verein" for "historical reason of the pioneering achievement of the first television reception in West Germany".
    In the early 1950s, the tower was then increased for the telecommunications system with an architecturally inappropriate structure, with integrated observation deck and antenna systems, and in 1992, another wind gauge was added. Between 1993 and 1994, two wind turbines for alternative power generation and another transmitter were erected near the tower.
    From autumn 2008 to 15 September 2009, the tower was renovated with great technical and financial effort and now, after completion, is almost as beautiful and new as on the day it was completed more than 100 years ago. "Source: http: //www.baumberge -touristik.de/pages/posts/longinusturm-in-nottuln-41.php

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    • December 12, 2016

  • Nelsen

    A nice cozy cafe with a delicious cake. From the tower you have a nice view of the Münsterland

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    • September 7, 2014

  • Lefty

    Here is working a young, engaged team. There are hearty e.g. Green cabbage stew, and home-baked cake. A hike in the Baumbergen to rest just right.

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Ovi

    The Café am Longinusturm has delicious cakes and coffee specialties. But soaking up the sun and enjoying a cold beer is also possible.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Dennis

    A nicely located excursion destination, if you want to take a look at the Münsterland. For € 2.50 you can access the visitor platform of the tower.

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Jupp Raekers

    Between 1897 and 1901, the Baumberge Association erected the Longinusturm tower on the summit of the Westerberg as an observation tower. The 32-meter-high landmark of Baumberge offers a magnificent view of the Westphalian Bay and beyond from its visitors' platform at a height of 24 meters.The tower is still the property of the Baumberge Association.The initiator of the construction of the tower was the first chairman, dr. Fritz Westhoff, also called "Longinus". After his death at the age of 39 years in the club's founding year 1896, as a result of a tetanus infection, which he had contracted on a barbed wire in the tree mountains, the tower was named in his honor Longinusturm.

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    • April 30, 2019

  • Joerg

    Great stopover with a view

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    • May 27, 2019

  • FreshEigelb

    Starting point for beautiful walks through the tree mountains.

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    • July 19, 2019

  • Ralph K.

    There is not much to say about what Julia wrote. The Longinusturm is a popular destination for hikers and bikers. In the cafe, there are wonderful delicious cakes, which is really great.

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    • September 10, 2017

  • Dennis

    A nicely located excursion destination, if you want to take a look at the Münsterland. For 2.50 € you can climb to the visitor platform of the tower and enjoy the view

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Dennis

    A nicely located excursion destination, if you want to take a look at the Münsterland. For 2.50 € you can climb to the visitor platform of the tower and enjoy the view

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Doris und der Marc

    Nice tour and great scenery

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Jochen

    Nice cafe in the tower - visit to the tower possible ...

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    • February 15, 2018

  • Thomas

    Always up here! There is a coffee in the tower!

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    • December 11, 2016

  • Doris und der Marc

    Great tour. We liked it a lot. Varying landscape.

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    • January 28, 2018

  • Doris und der Marc

    Worth it, very tasty

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Maike

    At the Longinusturm you can have a great break during a tour through the Baumberge. You can eat delicious tarte flambée here and enjoy the wonderful view.

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    • October 17, 2019

  • 1909

    Nice view over the tree mountains.

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    • October 17, 2020

  • Stan Lee Buddah

    Good card, fast and friendly service, even if it is fuller.

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Marina2312

    Great view over the tree mountains.

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Hi 🙋🏼‍♂️👀

    More than 20 tips and recommendations - there is not much more to add, except: GO!

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    • January 22, 2021

  • Tommys Auszeit 🌲🌳🥾🚲 🏕

    Nice starting point for great hikes

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    • February 20, 2021

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