Community
Choose a language
Plan a route here
Monument

Grüner Turm and Limpsturm tower

Monument · Sauerland · 203 m
Responsible for this content
Sauerland-Tourismus e.V. Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Grüner Turm
    Grüner Turm
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Fotograf Wolfgang Detemple

The Grüner Turm (green tower) and the Limpusturm tower are two of four defence towers that still exist today, which were part of the medieval town fortifications. While the Limpusturm was occasionally used as a prison, the Grüne Turm was home to local artists from the region for a long time.

For the Limpusturm see the Camera Obscura Arnsberg light and media tower.

The green tower with its monocoque construction was the northwestern corner tower of the extended town wall. The adjacent portion of the town fortifications towards the Oleypforte gate can still be easily imagined today.

The distinctive Limpusturm on the Bergstrasse street in Arnsberg is one of the few medieval fortress towers that remain in existence today. Built in the 13th century, it is still a part of the old town wall and at that time was used to defend the town. Later, the tower was used for a long time as a town prison, before it become no longer suitable for this purpose. (It is located in the Bergstrasse street)

Price:

Freier Eintritt: 0,0
Profile picture of Karin Hahn
Author
Karin Hahn
Update: April 11, 2022

Coordinates

DD
51.399030, 8.061911
DMS
51°23'56.5"N 8°03'42.9"E
UTM
32U 434741 5694617
w3w 
///bongo.pancake.label
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Recommendations nearby

Long distance hiking trail · Sauerland
Ehmsenweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 76.1 km
Duration 22:00 h
Ascent 2,520 m
Descent 2,414 m

Dieser Wanderweg, mit dem Prädikat „Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland“ ausgezeichnet, erhielt seinen Namen zu Ehren des Forstrates Ernst Ehmsen.

from Matthias Stiel,   Outdooractive Editors
Cycling · Sauerland
RuhrtalRadweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 231.7 km
Duration 15:25 h
Ascent 201 m
Descent 901 m

Der RuhrtalRadweg bietet 230 Kilometer Erlebnis für jeden Geschmack. Abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Kultur vom Sauerland bis zum Ruhrgbiet

12
from Sauerland-Radwelt e. V.,   Sauerland-Tourismus e.V.

Show all on map

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Grüner Turm and Limpsturm tower

Soester Str.
59821 Arnsberg

Special features

Place to visit
  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 8 Routes nearby