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Ferry Gate Tower (Hail tower)

Short facts

  • Hann. Münden

The ferry gate tower is located on the outer edge of the old town centre of Hann.

Virtual tour of the Ferry Gate Tower

Start a tour of the tower including a view over the rooftops of the city from the comfort of your own home: Virtual tour

One tower, two names!

The ferry gate, after which the tower is named, was first mentioned in a document in 1383. It was once part of the medieval town fortifications.

In 1848, the owner of the Haendler & Natermann company bought the tower to produce lead shot in it. As a result, the tower was extended from its original height of 26 metres to 40 metres.

Lead was melted in the tower casting process and poured through a sieve. The drops of lead fell into the well like hailstones, which is why the tower is still called the hail tower today. Hailstone was produced here until the 1980s.

Museum of Labour

At this point, you have the opportunity to visit the original hailstone plant accompanied by its associated equipment and machines. A film illustrating the former production process is also available.

Fantastic views

The tower offers a fantastic view of the historic old town of Hann. Münden. Visitors can climb the stairs and enjoy the picturesque landscape from the viewing platform.

On the map

Radbrunnenstraße 1
34346 Hann. Münden

Phone: +49 5541 / 75313
Website: hann.muenden-erlebnisregion.de/en

Contact person

Hann. Münden Marketing GmbH
Lotzestraße 2
34346 Hann. Münden

Phone: +49 5541 / 75313
Website: hann.muenden-erlebnisregion.de/en

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