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Longinusturm in Spring

The Longinus Tower is a 32 metres tall observation tower located in Nottuln, Germany. Built by Baumberge Club between 1897 and 1901 on summit of 182.61 metres high Westerberg. Longinus Tower was built of calcstones.

At the beginning of the 1950ies, Longinus Tower was adapted for telecommunication tower with an architectonical worse looking top with observation deck and antenna systems. On Longinus Tower, Reinhold Holtstiege showed in 1952 first after World War II television to public. As there was no connection to the power grid, the TV set was supplied with electric power by a converter from a car battery.

Later Longinus Tower was used as TV transmitter. However it has a low height, it did not fulfill the requirements soon and so a 182 metres tall guyed steel tube mast was built in its neighbourhood, which is guyed in 70 and 143 metres height. In 2005 this mast was replaced by a 181.2 metres tall guyed lattice steel mast, which is guyed in 3 levels in 47, 97 and 147 metres, as the old mast was obviously not able to carry antennas for digital TV.

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Copyright: Wilfried Pinsdorf
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 06/03/2007
Uploaded: 17/01/2010


Tags: longinusturm; spring; frühling; nottuln; havixbeck; billerbeck; baumberge; münsterland; 360plus; wilfried pinsdorf
More About Muensterland-Baumberge

The Münsterland is a region in northern North Rhine-Westphalia and in the northwestern with the city of Münster as a  Westphalia center. It can vary depending on the context, narrow, forming a rough framework of the Teutoburg Forest in the northeast, the lip in the south and the Dutch border in the west.As a historical region of the Münsterland is in the tradition of the Bishopric of Münster, temporal dominion of the former Bishop of Munster. In addition are summarized today as the region Münsterland circles Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt, Warendorf and the county-Munster, operate their cooperation and joint activities, often under the concept. Landscape is known as the northern part of the Westphalian Münsterland bay. The respective areas are largely, but not completely identical.The population's awareness of the region is strong and orients itself more to the historical boundaries. Combining work alongside the long common history, especially the predominant Catholic confession, and the Low German language in the form of Münsterländer Platt.Most rural structure, and specific cultural landscape features, such as the many park-like landscape and the numerous moats represent, represent additional regional peculiarities There is also a significant commitment to Munster, which forms in cultural, intellectual and economic terms has always been the dominant focus.

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