Image:Bismarckturm-2.JPG One of the many '''Bismarck_Towers''' that dot the landscape of the former German Kaiserreich (as well as countries such as the USA, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina) is located in '''Szczecin''', Poland, formerly '''Stettin''', Germany. Located 150 km from Berlin, this picturesque city has something extra to offer: a tower built in dedication to Otto_von_Bismarck. Its construction began relatively late, in 1913, and it was only finished in 1921. The total construction cost of the 25 metres tall tower was approximately 200,000 Mark. The tower is located on top of a small hill and is surrounded by a small forest. This small nature area is now surrounded, however, by an industrial area. It is approximately 6 km from the city centre. Tram number 6’s end station is literally at the base of the small hill where the tower stands. One can also very easily follow the tram tracks in a car or by bicycle. Although one can visit the tower, the main entry way is fully sealed off, as are all windows, making entry impossible. It is also in need of restoration. Nonetheless, it remains in decent condition and another sight to see in Szczecin. ==External links== *Bismarck towers on the official website *Bismarck towers on Wikipedia Germany Category:Monuments_and_memorials_in_Poland Category:Towers_in_Poland Category:Szczecin Es:Bismarckturm_Szczecin Fr:Bismarckturm_Stettin