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The fact that this tower has survived two take overs by the French, and two world wars with only... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
pete m
Whitby, Canada

This landmark of the town is visible from almost anywhere in town. It stands 175 feet tall ,it is... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Konrad-Adenauer-Allee, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The fact that this tower has survived two take overs by the French, and two world wars with only battle scars to show for it, is amazing. The 4 metre thick walls have kept it intact no matter what the enemy have tried in getting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This wonderful tower was originally part of the city fortification, during WWII it served to Luftwaffe and later also as a hostel. For a small fee you can climb to the top and learn more about its history in two small exhibitions and enjoy a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This landmark of the town is visible from almost anywhere in town. It stands 175 feet tall ,it is one of the highest military towers in Germany. Built between 1440 and 1453 with walls 13 feet thick strong enough to thwart the French who tried...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The round tower has 56 meters high and the walls are 15m in diameter and 4 meters thick. It was built between 1440 and 1452 . The French tried to blow up the tower in 1689 but the massive construction withstood the attempt. A wide...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Impressive to look at, many steps to climb, so disabled person waits below while companions huffs and puffs up the steps, for quite a view over the town and Rhine river.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Entrance to the tower costs only 50 cent and after climbing 100 steps offers a great panorama over the city and the Rhine, as well as an interesting small museum about the tower. There also is a small museum in the upper former “Jugendherberge” but...More

Date of experience: May 2013
4  Thank vakantiejozef
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The round tower is one of the main sights in Andernach. It is quite impressive, 56 meters high and with walls of 4 meters thick (at the base). You can climb the tower to the viewing deck at 31 meters for a nominal fee of...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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