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View of the Longinus Tower in Nottlun.
© Münsterland e.V. / Kai Marc Pel
The highest point in the Münsterland
Longinus Tower

Longinus Tower

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.

Home-cooked food

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.

A tower with a moving history

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.

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Places of interest around the Longinus Tower


Longinustrum Insider Tip

Bei einer Radtour um den Longinusturm gibt es viel zu entdecken. Bei einer Radtour um den Longinusturm gibt es viel zu entdecken.
© Münsterland e.V. / Jörn Berding
Hiking and cycling with a view

The Longinus Tower is ideal as a starting or ending point for an excursion into the Baumberge and the surrounding area. The tower is also highly recommended for a relaxing break with cake and coffee. Whether you are on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle - the region in Westmünsterland has various circular hiking and cycling routes around the Longinus Tower for active visitors. The Baumberge with its slightly hilly paths is certainly one of the most varied cycling regions in Westmünsterland. For example, hike along the Ludgerusweg or cycle along the Sandstone Route.

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