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Popular Points of Interest in and near Villingen im Schwarzwald
Wanne Observation Tower
Wanne observation tower is one of the oldest lattice towers in the world. It was built in 1888 by the observation tower cooperative on the 778-meter (2,552 ft) high Wanne mountain tub east of Villingen, in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was erected by bell foundry Grueninger of Villingen. The 30-meter (98 ft) high tower has three platforms and is remarkable for its uncommon design, as it has an octagonal cross section.
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Villingen im Schwarzwald Overview
Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest about 700 meters above sea level. The source of the River Neckar is in Schwenningen (Schwenningen vacation rentals | Schwenningen travel guide).
Things to See in Villingen im Schwarzwald
Municipal Art Gallery
Franziskaner Museum (in German)
Schwenningen Clock Museum (in German)
Minster of Our Lady
Theater am Ring
Wanne Observation Tower, one of the oldest towers built of iron
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More about the History of Villingen im Schwarzwald
In the Middle Ages, Villingen was a town under Austrian lordship. During the Protestant Reformation it remained Catholic. Villingen came in the center of international attention when it was besieged by marshal Tallard in 1704. Colonel Von Wilstorff put up a stout defence of the outdated fortifications and after six days the siege failed. Schwenningen remained a village until the 19th century. In 1858 the first watch factory was established, from which time on watch making and precision mechanics have been important industries. As part of the Baden-Württemberg territorial reform of 1972, Villingen and Schwenningen were merged with a number of surrounding villages to form the city of Villingen-Schwenningen. Nevertheless, the two halves of the city are separated by a plateau and remain distinct.
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Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest. The source of the River Neckar is in nearby Schwenningen, and is worth a visit. When in Villingen, make sure to take the time to see clock museum and the Wanne Observation Tower, one of the oldest iron towers ever built.
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