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Bismarck Tower

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  • Bismarckturm Radebeul
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The terrace around the hollow Bismarck Tower is an ideal place to enjoy the view over Radebeul and beyond.
Following the example of numerous German communities, the "Deutsch-soziale Reformverein für Radebeul und Umgebung" (German Social Reform Association for Radebeul and the surrounding area) proposed the construction of a tower in 1902 in honor of the first German Chancellor, Prince Otto von Bismarck. A specially founded committee procured the necessary building sum of 16,000 marks with collections and a raffle; the Oberlößnitz gardener Gustav Adolf Pietzsch provided a 1000 m² building plot on the edge of the slope not far from the Spitzhaus. The architect Wilhelm Kreis, who teaches at the Dresden School of Arts and Crafts, was won over for the design. He is a friend of Karl May, who is considered the "father of the Bismarck Columns" because of his more than 50 similar buildings.

With a total height of 18 m, the Bismarck Tower, which was built according to an individual design, is taller than most others; after four months of construction, it was officially inaugurated on September 2, 1907.


Source: Extract from the Radebeul City Dictionary, 2006

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The Bismarck Tower is a non-accessible tower. The view from the terrace around it can be enjoyed at any time.
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Update: November 10, 2020

Public transport

The bus lines 327 or 400 will take you to the Spitzhaus. Get off the bus at "Wahnsdorf Schule" and walk a few more meters to Spitzhausstraße, at the end of which you will reach the Bismarck Tower.

Getting there

Drive to Radebeul Wahnsdorf to Spitzhausstraße and park your car there. Then it is only a few meters to the Bismarck Tower.


Park your car underneath the Spitzhaus stairs - e.g. at the parking lot of the Hoflößnitz - and climb the steps of the Spitzhaus stairs at the top of which the Bismarck tower is located.


Parking at the Spitzhausstraße (above the vineyard)

Parking Hoflößnitzstraße (below the vineyard)


51.113835, 13.664900
51°06'49.8"N 13°39'53.6"E
33U 406547 5663331
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Bismarck Tower

01445 Radebeul
Phone 0351 8311 830 (Tourist-Info Radebeul)

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