Galgenberg Tower in Spiesen-Elversberg



brief description: 

the Galgenberg Tower in Spiesen-Elversberg was built between 1937 and 1939 and measures 17 metres in height. The municipal landmark is situated in a recreational area named Galgenberg (Gallows Hill) at an altitude of 356 metres. The observation deck offers a wonderful panoramic view of the surroundings. On a clear day, other area landmarks are visible - the Schwarzenberg Tower in Saarbrücken or the Schaumberg in Tholey, to name but two

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (April through October)
observation tower, landmark
the tower is in very good structural condition, however, anachronism due to glass structure on observation platform
interior architecture: 
inside the tower, a spiral staircase leads to the observation deck; the tower houses mobile radio-telephone technology
Background noise: 
quiet (as the tower stands at the end of a cul-de-sac, there is no through traffic)
a children´s playground, a retirement home, a restaurant (Zum Rosengarten), wood and grassland are directly adjoining the tower
possible disturbing factors: 
possibly interfering noise from the street (depending on wind direction), the base transceiver station, and the adjoining children´s playground
Zum Rosengarten restaurant could serve as caterer


coming from Saarbrücken, you can reach the Galgenberg Tower by taking the A623 motorway (direction Friedrichsthal), then changing onto the A8 motorway (direction Neunkirchen). Leave the A8 at junction 21 (Elversberg). Turn right onto highway L112 and enter the town of Elversberg. At the roundabout, take the second exit. After a few metres, just before the sharp right-hand bend, turn left onto Neunkircher Straße (highway L285). Take the second right onto Alter Markt. At the next intersection, turn left and follow Beethovenstraße all the way to the end of the street. You will have reached the Galgenbergturm after approx. 20 m


sanitary facilities: 
available at the nearby Zum Rosengarten restaurant
parking lot: 
sufficient spaces available in immediate proximity to the tower
electricity supply: 
multi-plug surge protected sockets (220 V), 1 x 16 Amp
water supply: 
can be provided by the nearby Zum Rosengarten restaurant


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