Eiserner Anton

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Recommended by 387 out of 410 hikers


  • Landlinien

    In 1895, the Bielefelder machine manufacturer Heinrich Fricke donated this lookout tower, which was then christened "Bismarck tower" and today just called "Iron Anton". Located directly on the "Hermannsweg" long-distance hiking trail on the 309 meter high Ebberg, the 8-meter-high viewing platform offers a sweeping view of parts of the Teutoburg Forest.

    Background information on the formation of the tower:

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    • August 22, 2016

  • Biber-Radler

    Actually christened the Bismarck Tower, this lookout tower to the east of Bielefeld is also known as "Eiserner Anton". Built in 1895 and restored to its original state in 2003, the Iron Anton is one of the few metallic Bismarck towers. The location is on the 309 m high Ebberg on Hermannsweg. 42 steps lead to the 8 m high viewing platform, which allows a view to the north and south over the Teutoburg Forest. The coat of arms of the county of Ravensberg and the year "1895" are attached to the tower. The view of the city of Bielefeld is largely blocked by today's trees on the Ebberg.

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    • December 26, 2019

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    A very nice hiking highlight

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    • March 24, 2017

  • Andreas aus Bielefeld

    Once in a lifetime you should go up there =)

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    • June 30, 2020

  • Olaf

    ... one of the highlights on the "Hermannsweg" ... you should definitely visit it!

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    • November 5, 2020

  • Mai.Qu

    The Iron Anton (formerly Bismarck tower) is a 9.5 m high observation tower in the southeast of the city of Bielefeld in the district Stieghorst. Located on the 309 m high Ebberg am Hermannsweg, on a square floor plan standing tower is one of the few steel Bismarcktürme. Forty-two steps lead up to the 8-meter-high viewing platform, which provides a view over parts of the Teutoburg Forest (the view to the north and to the south is possible).

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    • June 12, 2017

  • Sandra

    The view is really beautiful, the tower a nostalgic beauty ... Only the way there is unfortunately paved!

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Jonny

    Great view! A detour is worthwhile in any case

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Shaya

    The tower is not granz as big as you think. The stairs are narrow when you have backpacks and poles with you. But the view is nice.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Dennis

    Beautiful view over Bielefeld and surroundings. Also suitable for picnics or rest. Seating available.

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Tom

    Nice view and hardly shaky 😊

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Jana

    Great view and rest stop

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    • December 1, 2019

  • Susanne

    Metal tower with great observation deck

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Miodrag Knežević

    The Bismarck Tower, today mostly called Iron Anton, is a 9.5 m high observation tower in the southeast of the city of Bielefeld in the Stieghorst district.
    The tower was built in 1895 as a foundation by the Bielefeld machine manufacturer Heinrich C. Fricke and named "Bismarck Tower" at his request.
    The on the 309.1 m above sea level. NHN [1] high Ebberg on Hermannsweg, standing on a square ground plan tower is one of the few steel Bismarck towers. Forty-two steps lead to the 8 m high viewing platform, which allows a view over parts of the Teutoburg Forest. The listed building was last renovated in 2003, whereby the base and the paintwork were renewed.
    When the tower was built at the end of the 19th century, the Ebberg still had a bare top. Today the view of large parts of Bielefeld is blocked by trees, only the view to the north and south is possible.

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Jenny_geht_wandern

    The Eisener Anton is a lookout point over Bielefeld. In the past you could see well, but today the trees have grown so high that unfortunately you can't see anything.

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    • October 5, 2020

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