The tower, which was inaugurated in 1903 as Bismarkwarte, has been called Friedensturm since 1956. The name Hoher Turm (engl.: high tower) was also used occasionally. With its 20metres of height, the tower is situated 206metres above sea level and 100metres above the river Elbe. Wilhelm Wießner, cultural technician and patron of Weinböhla, designed the tower and initiated the building work. Wießner also designed the park Burggrafenhain. The Friedensturm was restored in 1956 by members of the community Weinböhla. Above all, the gardener Schäfer showed a particularly strong commitment to the restoration of the tower. The monument Drais-Stein, which is situated at the bottom of the tower, is dedicated to the inventor of the bicycle. The lower platform can be accessible all year.
The key to the tower is available at:
The Tourist Information (Kirchplatz 2): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 6pm. Saturday 9am – 1pm and Wednesday on request
The restaurant Laubenschlösschen (Mondays closed), Tel: 004935243 32364
The District Council(Rathausplatz 2): Monday to Friday 9am – 12am, Tuesday 1pm – 6pm, Thursday 1pm – 4pm; Tel: 004935243 3430, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org