Hellemann Tower

By 1410, which is marked as the year that the Hellemann Tower was built, only the lower part, which is 10–15 m high, was probably finished. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who used the land behind the tower in 1390–1398

The Hellemann Tower was renovated in 2006, and now, there is a cosy art gallery, and a steep 200 m staircase will take you to the upper floor, which overlooks the city. The Hellemann Tower is connected with the Tower Behind Monks (Munkadetagune torn) with a defence passage. Over the years, the building has been used as a prison, an ammunition depot, and a cafe.


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  • BorntocruiseUK BorntocruiseUK

    Great old wall

    The walls although not very high are very interesting especially with all the locals displaying their art work. It takes on a gallery appearance. It's worth the climb up the slope, even if it's...

  • Susan K Susan K

    Great views!

    The walls are not very high but if you have trouble with heights, narrow stairways or confined spaces give this one a miss. If you make it it is quite interesting and in one or two places there are...

  • CocoTampa123 CocoTampa123

    Worth the climb

    The initial challenge here is to find the entrance to stairways to access the top of the wall. The wall is visible from quite a distance, but there are few signs to advise as to where to go to get to...

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