Ravensburg Blower Tower

Ravensburg Blower Tower


Former scout and watchtower

The Blasturm in Ravensburg’s old town has a long and eventful history. Originally, the former lookout tower was located elsewhere, but the relocation of the city wall in the 14th century moved it more and more into the city center. In case of danger, one of the two watchmen blew a horn to alert the population. Later, the Blasturm was used first as a fire tower and then as the central municipal watchtower. This remained so until 1911, when a Renaissance-style restoration took place in the mid-16th century. Today, the 51 meter high tower can be visited and the unique view from the top can be admired.


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