The massive appearance of the 30m-high Mother Tower, resembling a medieval tower, is deceptive: it was only built in the late XIX century. The creator of the tower, the Anglo-German painter and sculptor Hubert von Herkomer, who was awarded the title of knight, erected it in memory of his mother, a native of Landsberg. He used the tower as a shelter and a workshop.
Herkomer Museum is located next to the tower. It includes a collection of his paintings and prints. Here you can also see pieces of furniture of the workshop and the master’s things associated with his numerous hobbies. In particular, he was interested in motor sports, photography and tried his hands in writing.