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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  • the longest surviving town wall ever

    for more than a mile of the old Town Wall invites you to be explored. Some nice dark corners and plenty of cute and marvellous old houses boutiques and shops on your way. Some sections have fine...

  • Interesting enough for the low cost

    Very average , very small section of the wall as it may have been. There's not a lot to see apart from the backs of hotels and if you've walked the walls in cities like Chester, Derry, Conwy or...

  • During a walk

    With map in hand we did a self guided tour of the old town. The town wall(s) is definitely a must see. Be sure to visit towers square that is where the longest part of the wall is.


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