Indemann – A lighted building and sculpture

The Indemann

The 118-foot Indemann Observation Tower in Inden, Germany is an enormous building made out of steel and has a great Illumination at night time. During my visit a few days ago, I shot my own few pictures, posted this to my Instagram and due the fact that so many people asked me for “What is this” I thought a Blog post on my DETart Blog will help.

Indemann DETart Blog

The area

Inden is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Inde, approx. 10 km north-west of Düren. In the area around Inden lignite is extracted in open-pit mines. Several hundreds of inhabitants have been resettled in the 1990s and 2000s because of these activities.

says Wikipedia

Lights at the Indemann

Have a look at my Google search for all the great and colorfull pictures from the Indemann.

I found this nice collage from Kaja76 from Langerwehe.

Collage Indemann 2013-11  DETart Blog

Collage vom Indemann – all copyrights by LichtJahr-artpic’s

The image material is provided for publication on “DETart Blog” stating the authorship. The commercial use and distribution of the image file is expressly forbidden.

Background about the 118-foot Indemann

Designed as a symbol of the structural-political evolution of a former mining district, the 118-foot Indemann Observation Tower in Inden, Germany serves as a visual representation of progressive planning for the future. Indemann features a transparent skin made of GKD Illumesh® stainless steel metal fabric with interwoven LED profiles.Indemann is a popular tourist attraction featuring three observation decks that provide visitors with breathtaking views of the region. At night a spectacular computer controlled light show comes to life as vast light and color compositions. The intensive colors reflecting off the round stainless steel wires create the impression of a three-dimensional hologram. With over 40,000 LEDs, each of which can be separately controlled by computer, the illuminated Indemann symbolizes a bright future.

says the website Architizer about the Indemann

An Indemann view from above

Indemann Luftbild by D-MIPL

Indemann from above – Taken by plane D-MIPL

A bit closer…

indemann Back - DETart Blog

Location of the Indemann

In the mid west part of Germany, close to Netherlands and Belgium you will find the place near by the Highway A4. This map will open a Google Map for your navigation to the Indemann.

Indemann on Google Maps
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Tell me….

I like to have your feedback about the Indemann. Leave me a note at the comment section or a Link to your pictures of the Indemann….



  1. petrus2105 · · Reply

    Reblogged this on Petrus2105's Blog and commented:
    Kann man kommentarlos übernehmen…

  2. Thanks Petrus…..

  3. Interessant. Danke!

    Gruß aus dem Norden


  4. Reblogged this on Milieunet.

  5. Gutes Ausflugsziel. 😉

  6. Am Indemann bin ich auch ab und zu mal

    1. Ja, nach einer Runde Fussball-Golf ist etwas im Cafe immer willkommen. Gruß aus Aachen

  7. Rory Kuch · · Reply

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