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Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower (Rugard Turm)

Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower (Rugard Turm)
Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower (Rugard Turm)

The way from the market square up to the highest point in Bergen , the thickly wooded Rugard, is a beautiful walk. The Ernst Moritz Arndt-tower is 27 metres high and has a glass cupola. The tower was built in honour of one of the most famous sons of Rügen, the poet and historian Ernst Moritz Arndt. The tower was finished in 1877, with donations from the local population. A winding staircase twists up 80 stairs to the three panorama platforms and the glass cupola. The view from this height of 118m sweeps across vast stretches of the island, and right out to sea.

Between 700 and the middle of the 12 century, there was a Slavic fort on the Rugard. The foundations of this fortress have been preserved to this day. The Rugard is a very popular tourist attraction with a busy café at the foot of the tower.

[ Source: http://ruegen.de/arndt-turm-bergen.html?&L=1 ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen_auf_R%C3%BCgen
Address: 18528 Bergen auf Rügen
Tags: Rügen, Bergen auf Rügen, Observation Tower


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