Paul-Hermann Gruner

First Darmstadt Tower Writer

The Registered Society of Friends of the Wedding Tower awarded the symbolic office of Tower Writer to Paul-Hermann Gruner on April 28, 2013.

Paul-Hermann Gruner convinced the board of his suitability to the post in a number of ways:

As the creative head of the Darmstadt cultural scene, he has distinguished himself in the visual arts, in literature and in journalism. As a political scientist, a freelance political journalist for print and radio, as an editor at Darmstädter Echo and as an author and/or editor of various non-fiction and fiction publications, he has made a name for himself far beyond Darmstadt. He has already received several prizes (science, journalism) and grants (literature).

Tower Writer lectures in 2013 and 2014

June 20, 2013
Laughter helps

September 11, 2013
Please get involved! Political feuilletons

December 15, 2013
Sweaters for penguins and other true stories!

February 13, 2014
Wunderlich and the logic

June 2, 2014
Satirist in the Wedding Tower

As a summary of his time as Darmstadt’s 1st Tower Writer, he published the book "LA TOUR DU MARIAGE – Der Hochzeitsturm" :

Seven short stories by Paul-Hermann Gruner with photographic tribute to the Darmstadt landmark by Christoph Rau, Edition Darmstadt, edited by Gerd Olhauser in Surface publisher.

The Turmschreiber book is of course also available in our gift shop in the Wedding Tower.