The 32-metre high Longinusturm towers proudly on the Westerberg in Nottuln - the highest point in the otherwise rather flat Münsterland. The building offers a magnificent view over the Münster landscape as far as Emsland, the Teutoburg Forest, the Ruhr region and our Dutch neighbours. Let your gaze wander from here to the Baumberge or the Westphalian Bay, for example.
The tower houses the spacious Café 18|97, which invites you to linger with homemade cakes and tarte flambée as well as hot and cold drinks. The café is barrier-free, has a disabled toilet and a baby-changing room. But the building is not just a vantage point: concerts, readings, events and art exhibitions also take place in the so-called tower gallery.
Built between 1897 and 1901 by the Baumberge-Verein e.V., the Longinus Tower is still owned by the association today. It was named after "Doctor Longinus " - a pseudonym of Friedrich Westhoff, a naturalist in the Baumberge and initiator of the construction of the tower.
In the course of its existence, the building has experienced many things: during the two world wars, it was used by the military as an aerial observation point . Later it became a radio tower and a telecommunications centre. The Longinus Tower has been a listed building since 1991. Today it is not only an attraction for tourists, but also a landmark for the entire region.