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Wart Tower

Viewpoint · Dresden Elbland · 204 m
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  • Wartturm am Ratsweinberg
    / Wartturm am Ratsweinberg
    Photo: Dresden Elbland Redaktion, CC BY, Foto: R. Ohlmann
  • Planned as a lookout tower for Weinböhla, it collapsed during construction in 1900 and remained as a ruin.
  • Northwestern viewpoint on the Weinböhla heights
The Wartturm, popularly known as "Ruine", stands on the edge of the Burggrafenheide above the Ratsweinberg at a height of 211 m above sea level, the highest point in the Weinböhla district.

This vantage point offers a limited but picturesque view over the vineyards into the Elbe valley from Meißen to Radebeul. It is a popular hiking destination, lit at night, a beautiful panorama.

The cultural engineer Carl Wilhelm Wießner, who deservedly contributed to the beautification of Weinböhla and who had already created the concept for the Friedensturm, had the Wartturm built in 1900 as a 13 m high observation tower. Shortly before its completion, the structure collapsed on July 1, 1900, so it remained as a ruin.

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Update: March 11, 2021

Public transport

Bus line 411 coming from Meißen to bus stop Moritzburger Straße

Getting there


AA Dresden Wild Man

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Parking lot at the Winzerhütte, to be reached via Sachsenplatz, Norstraße, Am Börnchengrund


51.171658, 13.582837
51°10'18.0"N 13°34'58.2"E
33U 400927 5669868
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Wart Tower

Am Börnchengrund
01689 Weinböhla
Phone +49 35243 56000

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