Aussichtsturm Langscheid

Observation tower

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Viewpoint in Sundern!





Der Aussichtsturm




Turm von der Straße




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Aussichtsturm Langscheid

Ringstr. 54

59846 Sundern

Telefon: 029 35/ 96 99 015

info@sorpesee.de

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High above Langscheid - with a magnificent view of the Sorpesee (Ringstraße 54) - stands the Aussichtsturm Langscheid, visible from afar.

The observation tower was erected in 1928-1930 on the site of the former Müller farm (360 m above sea level) in memory of those who died in the First World War. The monument was designed by architect Heinrich Verfuß from Neheim-Hüsten and is made of solid, exposed quarrystone masonry with a semi-circular porch and two viewing platforms.

The memorial plaques for the fallen of the First World War and the fallen of the Second World War are set into the quarry stone walls surrounding the complex. There are also two fire bowls on the perimeter walls at the entrance. From 1943 to 1945, the observation tower served as an anti-aircraft station to protect the Sorpe dam.

In 1997, the tower was entered in the list of monuments of the town of Sundern and was thoroughly renovated between 2001 and 2003.

Since 2003, the tower has been open to the public at weekends. During the week, the key can be borrowed from the Haus des Gastes (Hakenbrinkweg 19) for a deposit of 20 euros. Climbing the tower itself is free of charge and at your own risk.

There are 23 steps to the second floor of the observation tower. After another 22 steps, you reach the first viewing platform. There is a telescope here, which you can use free of charge. A steel spiral staircase with 33 steps leads to the top platform. The climb is worth it, as the view of the Sorpesee and the surrounding area is simply magnificent.

Traditionally, the popular tower blowing takes place on the observation tower on Advent Saturdays at 5 pm. The highest Advent wreath in the Sauerland is also mounted here! (see also: Perhaps the highest Advent wreath in the Sauerland) While the tower wind players play their Christmas concert at lofty heights, the audience can get in the mood for Christmas wrapped up thickly. On Christmas Eve (December 24), you can listen to the tower winds at 2 pm. Another tradition is the changing of the flag high up on the tower on May 1st of each year.

Main opening times:

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Sunday opened
Monday opened
Tuesday opened
Wednesday opened
Thursday opened
Friday opened
Saturday opened

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