High above Langscheid - with a magnificent view of the Sorpesee (Ringstraße 54) - the Aussichtsturm Langscheid is visible from afar.
The lookout tower was built in memory of the fallen of the First World War in the years 1928-1930 on the site of the former farm Müller (360 m above sea level). It was planned by the architect Heinrich Verfuß from Neheim-Hüsten and consists of solid, stone-faced rubble masonry with a semicircular porch and two viewing platforms.
The memorial plaques of the fallen of the First World War as well as those of the fallen of the Second World War are placed in the quarry stone walls surrounding the complex. At the entrance, on the perimeter walls, there are two fire bowls. From 1943 to 1945 the lookout 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 city of Sundern and was thoroughly renovated between 2001 and 2003.
Since 2003, the tower has been open to the public on 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 leading to the second floor of the observation tower. After another 22 steps you will reach the first observation deck. Here you will find a telescope, which you can use free of charge. A steel spiral staircase with 33 steps leads to the top platform. The climb is worth it, because the view of Lake Sorpesee and the surrounding area is simply magnificent.
Traditionally, the popular tower blowing takes place on Advent Saturdays at 5 p.m. on the observation tower. Here is also the highest Advent wreath in the Sauerland mounted! (see also: The perhaps highest Advent wreath in the Sauerland) While the tower winders play their Christmas concert in airy heights, the listeners let themselves get in the mood for Christmas, thickly wrapped up. On Christmas Eve (December 24) you can listen to the concert of the tower winders already at 2 pm. Another tradition is the changing of the flag high up on the tower on May 1st of each year.