Ravensburg in southern Germany is known as a City of Towers and Gates. But unfortunately, you can only climb to of them, Mehlsack and Blaserturm. Mehlsack is probably the most iconic Tower of Ravensburg as it’s nowadays like a symbol for the City. Blaserturm on the other hand is not very famous, but it’s located closer to the main square in the city center. Blaserturm is open all summer, from the end of March till the beginning of October. During my recent Trip to Ravensburg I was finally climbing Blaserturm in Ravensburg. The views are really amazing from there!
Blaserturm is located at Marienplatz, you really can’t miss this place when you are in Ravensburg. It’s where all the Shops and Restaurants are located. The entrance to climb Blaserturm for great views over Ravensburg is right at the big Tree in front of the building. Usually the entrance fee is 1,50€ per Person but luckily, I received free entry as I traveled to Ravensburg by public transport. Just show your bodo Day Ticket or the ‘Bodensee ErlebnisKarte’ and you’re fine. Nevertheless, the view is definitely worth the 1,50€ or 1€ for Teenagers aged 12 to 18 Years. The staircase to go up the Tower first stars wide and very good, but then turns into a wooden staircase and it gets steeper and smaller. You definitely have to watch your step, and your Head. Inside the Staircase you pass information boards, in german language only, and even some renaissance paintings (the leftovers) from 1556. Even though it was quite a warm summer day the temperatures were chilly inside, which was perfect.
Before you consider visiting and climbing Blaserturm in Ravensburg, southern Germany, be aware that the clock, from 1901 btw, is still working and there is a big bang every full hour. Personally I really don’t like being in a clocktower then the clocks make everything shaky (and scary!), so just keep this in mind. I needed a little over 30 minutes for the climb, enjoying the view and climbing down again. For additional Tips, check out my Ravensburg Restaurant Tips!
Address Blaserturm in Ravensburg
Opening Hours: March 26th to October 3rd, daily from 11 am to 4 pm (closing due to bad weather might apply)
Entrance fee: Kids 0-11 years: free, Teenager 12-18: 1,00€, Adults 1,50€