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Towering 234 meters over the modern Media Harbor, the futuristic Rheinturm telecommunications tower is Dusseldorf's tallest building and most distinctive landmark. Built in 1982, the tower quickly became one of the city's top tourist attractions, with its 172-meter high observation platform offering dramatic panoramic views along the Rhine riverfront, the nearby Old Town (Altstadt) and the sea of high-rises that form Dusseldorf's commercial district.
Get Your Rheinturm Ticket And Enjoy Its Beauty
The first thing to do after getting your Rheinturm Ticket is to get to the top of the building. There are two public lifts that convey visitors to the various levels at a speed of 4 meters per second. The ride up takes 56 seconds at a speed of 4 meters per second. There is a viewing platform at a height of 164 meters, visitors get a gorgeous aerial view of the beautiful city of Dusseldorf spanning the vast expanse of River Rhine, the MedienHafen, the Old Town, the Hofgarten, Königsallee, North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament building, the building of the Westdeutschen Rundfunk broadcasting company as well as the bridges of the metropolis. On a clear day, it is even possible to see all the way to Cologne Cathedral and the Bergisches Land mountain range.
As the tallest building in the city by a long shot, its bright neon lights can be seen all across the area during the evenings. Alongside these more mundane features, the concrete shaft of the tower also features a series of light spots that act as the world's largest digital clock. The trunk of the spire is intersected into three portions by two rings of red lights with the top third counting the hours, the mid-section counting the minutes, and the lowest level measuring the seconds. The various times are described not in numbers but by a series of dots, making the clock a sort of open secret. You can see this from outside the building without buying the Rheinturm Ticket.
One of the best things to do at Rheinturm is to visit its restaurant. Dine at 172 meters above sea level with a view over Düsseldorf, while the restaurant turns gently around its own axis and so the view leads leisurely over the entire surrounding countryside. The QOMO is a special place, ideal for special moments such as business meetings or private parties. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated here. On the plate is upscale modern Japanese fusion cuisine in the sharing concept, which is framed by a well-maintained wine list with local, international drops and a select treasure map. To eat here is definitely something special that you will not forget so quickly. You can access this restaurant with your Rheinturm Ticket.
How to Get Tickets?
You can purchase your Rheinturm Ticket on site when you arrive. There is usually no queue and you just have to wait for 2 minutes for the lift. If you wish to book your Rheinturm Ticket in advance you can also purchase it online. The ticket price is 9 Euros for adults and 7 Euros for children age 6 to 17. Children under 5 years old get free admission.
How To Get Around?
Once you get the Rheinturm Ticket, you can get around the building by walking or taking the lift. Rheinturm is located in the city center and it is surrounded by a few attractions. From here, you can take a walk or ride a bike to see other nearby attractions.
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Best Time to Visit
Rheinturm can be visitied at any time of the year. It is easy to get Rheinturm Ticket and it is always beautiful there.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. You will not require to take a guide.
How To Get There?
The Rhine Tower is situated by the Rhine River, at the entrance to the Media Harbour. It is a a few hundred meters from the tram stop Rheinkniebrücke/Landtag, where tram numbers 704, 709 and 719 arrive. Parking is available at the tower (chargeable). If you stay nearby, rent a bike and cycle your way here or just simply walk while enjoying the city life.
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