At the end of the 19th century, many hill taverns were built on the heights along the river Havel to cater to the rapidly growing number of excursion guests in Werder (Havel). Lured by the wonderful all-round panoramic views of the Havel landscape and the Werder wine, the plan worked out for many hosts. One example is the Bismarckhöhe: Since 1894, the popular tavern location was expanded on the historic Galgenberg. For 40 years, guests from near and far have been successfully catered for and lavish parties were celebrated.
The city wanted to follow up on this history when it acquired the completely dilapidated facility in 2002. The hill tavern was gradually renovated, supported by the Association Bismarckhöhe in Werder (Havel) and by many sponsors. In 2007, the Blossom Ball was held here for the first time. An exhibition was opened in the tower, reminding us that Christian Morgenstern's first gallows songs were written here. From the roof of the tower, guests may enjoy the wonderful view over the Werder Havelland.
Since then, the Bismarckhöhe – with its magnificent grand ballroom, the stylish small salon, the rustic Bismarck Lounge, and the panoramic terrace with beer garden – has established itself once again as a permanent venue in Werder (Havel) for parties, concerts, and performances. The Bismarckhöhe has meanwhile evolved into one of the most important venues for our annual Blossom Festival, which successfully follows in the footsteps of the founding story.