What many do not know: the Gempenturm has an eventful history behind it and is not just an excursion site. For example, he played a not insignificant role for Switzerland during the Second World War to observe the troop movements of the Germans and French in the border area from here. A ‘Division Gempen’ of the CH Army was stationed on the Gempenturm for this task. Among other things there was a dogfight over Gempen where an American. Bomber was shot down.