The current tower was built between 1973 and 1975 for 60,000 DM from local wood and was inaugurated on May 1, 1975. The salt head tower had to be closed in 1997 because of the considerable damage caused by eating by horse ants on supporting pillars. On the initiative of the CDU parliamentary group leader Franz Roos in Bingen, the Salzkopfturm was renovated, preserved and reopened in the following years. After his death in 2006, the tower was renamed Salzkopfturm Franz Roos by the Bingen city council . In 2008 and 2009 further renovation measures were carried out due to static problems. The Salzkopfturm is freely accessible and has an open 19.4 m high roofed viewing platform , which is braced to the ground with steel cables at the corners and is provided with an orientation board. On clear days, the all-round view includes the Eifel , Westerwald , Großer Feldberg , Odenwald , Palatinate Forest and Donnersberg , as well as large parts of Hunsrück , Hintertaunus and Rheinhessen . A deep view of the Rhine is also possible.
- panorama-photo.net - view from the Salzkopfturm
- Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
- binger-wald.com , accessed on November 28, 2012