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Diek Tower

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Diek Tower is part of the ramparts and it was a defence tower to protect Einbeck in the Middle Ages.

The well-preserved Diek Tower constructed in the late 15th century was built in the Middle Ages to strengthen Einbeck’s city fortifications and is located in the south of Einbeck. This massive round tower received its name from Heinrich Diek, a son of one of Einbeck’s patrician families. It is said that Diek caused the huge city fire in Einbeck in 1540 and thus he was executed.

In former days the tower had a pointed cone roof. This roof disappeared over the years. In the second half of the 18th century a bathhouse was built in front of the tower.

Visitors interested in history of the town of Einbeck and Diek Tower may have look at the programme of guided city tours available at Tourist-Information Einbeck. You will find, for example, the tour “Light beer and dark shadows” that offers visitors the possibility to access Diek Tower and get to know Einbeck town at night light, guided by a city guide.

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Diek Tower
Benser Str. 28
37574 Einbeck

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