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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  • Well preserved - and a lot of it

    Was very imposing - must climb to top - if do near Pompea palace be ready for the stairs (think an easier climb on other side of old town) - great views from top - and the wall appears in many...

  • Nice place to take a view above the city

    This medieval Wall is in a very good condition.You could find exciting coffee bar on the Wall.Pretty hard to get there because the stairs didn't made for us.I've got the question in the middle age...

  • Try and walk along the wall if you can

    Its' a different experience walking along the wall, then seeing it from below - the winding staircases leading to lookouts are fun and full of character.


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