Kaiser Wilhelm Tower, Marburg

Tower in Marburg

Spiegelslustturm Rückseite
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The Spiegelslust Tower, also known as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm, is a lookout tower situated on the Lahnberge Mountains near Marburg in the Marburg-Biedenkopf district of Hesse. Construction of the tower began in 1887 and was completed in 1890. Standing at 36 meters tall, the tower features 167 steps on the inside for visitors to climb.

Prior to the tower’s construction, the nearby “Spiegelslust” restaurant was a well-known and popular destination. Visitors enjoyed the restaurant’s panoramic views of the city and Marburg Castle. The restaurant and the tower were owned by the same proprietor for a long time, which caused the names of both destinations to become confused.

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Visiting Kaiser Wilhelm Tower, Marburg


Nov to March: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m; Sundays and public holidays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

April 1st to Oct 31st: Mon to Sat: 1pm to 7pm; Sundays and public holidays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Address: Spiegelslustturm, Hermann-Bauer-Weg, Marburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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