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A 13th century leaning tower.

The Pointed Tower has lean to it caused by centuries of river flooding. The tower was used as a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Alexander N
Westborough, Massachusetts
Another Leaning Tower

When you walk into Wertheim you cannot miss the Spitzer Turn or “pointed tower” that welcomes you... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Mainplatz 4, 97877 Wertheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The Pointed Tower has lean to it caused by centuries of river flooding. The tower was used as a prison for drunkards and quarrelsome women. You will see the entrance is 30 feet above the ground.

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

When you walk into Wertheim you cannot miss the Spitzer Turn or “pointed tower” that welcomes you, and it certainly makes for great pictures. Wertheim sits on the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers, and flooding over the past 800 years has caused it...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Every little German little village worth visiting should have it's own little tower, and this one is pretty nice if you ask me. To be fair I walked past it several times and looked at it fairly closely and the leaning of it wasn't that...More

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is one of the first things that you will notice as you arrive in Wertheim. It was build about 800 years ago. You will have any problem seeing it from many places around Wertheim.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Spitzer Turm the first thing you see moving from the parking area. You don't have to go to Pisa to see a leaning tower. The tower sets a great tone when you walk into the city from the parking area. You feel like you are...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 12 October 2015

My wife and I saw this building during a river cruise stop. Does it lean? Yes. Does it have a wow factor as a result? Not for either of us. The history of its use was more interesting. It was used as a dungeon of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Erected in the 13th century the Spitzer Turm is over 800 years old. It has a noticeable lean due to the centuries of flooding. There are marks on the side of the Spitzer Turm showing the more prominent floods. There are stairs which you can...More

Thank duck8to
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a famous watch tower that has copped a lean due to 800 years of flooding of the Main river. It is just of the left bank of the river and is one of the most photographed spots in Wertheim.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 12 August 2012

This 13th century "pointed Tower" is a whopping 36.5 m high and was used as a guard and Watchtower, in 15th century equipped with 8 octagonal superstructure, served also as a prison for "drunks and ever scheldende women". In the Interior the so-called "fear Liège,...More

1  Thank vakantiejozef
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