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Historical site
From 1275, Monheim was fortified three times by the Counts and Dukes of Berg. The 1425 meter high Schelmenturm still bears witness to the last renovation of the fortifications, carried out around 26. The name "Schelmenturm" is much younger than the tower itself. Up to the end of the 19th century, documents usually only mention the "old tower" or "thorthurm". In the past, the cheerful Rhinelander was not referred to as a “rogue”, but rather the rascals and criminals who ended up in dungeons. Today the tower is a popular photo motif and can be visited as part of a guided tour.


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Arrival & Parking

Best reached on foot or by bike. The tower is located at the corner of Turmstrasse and Grabenstrasse.

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Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0

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