Opening hours

Every first Sunday of the month, the Förderverein Bismarckturm e.V. opens the monument above the heights of Altenkirchen and invites you to enjoy the somewhat different view over the town.
Members of the association will give you information about the tower and the surrounding area.

Opening hours: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Outside these hours, group visits can be arranged. Further information at

An exterior tour is possible at any time.

Short video: a short picture video shows you what to expect at the Bismarck Tower -

Brief description

The Bismarck Tower of Altenkirchen was built in honour of the first German Chancellor Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).

Detailed description

The Bismarck tower stands on the “Dorn”, a hill with a good view of the district town Altenkirchen. It was built on the initiative of citizens with the local solid rock. The laying of the foundation stone took place on April 1, 1914. The First World War prevented the planned inauguration on April 1, 1915 (Bismarck's 100th birthday). Not untill 1922 the construction was completed and officially inaugurated on May 21, 1922. The city took over the tower after World War II. From 2009 to 2010 the monument was restored and can now be visited again.

Contact and directions

57610 Altenkirchen