Julius Tower - Berlin, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 32.390 E 013° 12.690
33U E 378705 N 5822585
Quick Description: The oldest tower in Berlin's oldest castle
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 6:12:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM10BVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 3

Long Description:

The fortress Spandau Citadel is old, but the Julius Tower is even older. In fact, it is Berlin's oldest building.

Built in the early 13th century, it was originally a lookout tower guarding the border of the Brandenburg Margraviate, which at the time was marked by river Havel.

In the 16th century, after Berlin became the capital of the the Margraviate, Spandau Citadel was built as one of the major fortifications defending the city. The Tower was incorporated into the design of the fortress.

Aftre the War of 1870/71, France was condemned to pay a reparation of $1.3 billion. 1,200 crates filled with gold coins, called the Imperial War Chest, were stored in the Julius Tower until 1914.

The tower is 105 feet high and can be accessed through a series of antique wooden staircases.

The view from the top is magnificent!

There are several theories about the name of the tower, but nobody really knows for sure.

Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 105.00


Opening times and fees:
Daily 10am to 5pm; admission to the entire complex: 4.00 Euro

Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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