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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.

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 

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