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Rheinturm

The Rheinturm (built 1979 – 1982, architect H. Deilmann) is a striking landmark on the Düsseldorf’s Rhine skyline. It stands on the edge of the southern city centre, at the entrance to the MedienHafen, right beside the North Rhine-Westphalian parliament building (Landtag) and the building of the public broadcaster, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
It is 240.5 metres high, with a glass-fronted 180-seat restaurant at an altitude of 172.5 metres that rotates on its axis once an hour – turning for technical reasons in one direction from 12:00 until 17:30, and in the other from 18:30 to 1:00.
Bar & Lounge M168 is located below the restaurant (168m) as is a viewing platform (164m) with a breathtaking view of the Rhine metropolis: the MedienHafen, the Altstadt, the Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine with its family of bridges all lie at the feet of the tower. When the weather is good, one can see as far as Cologne Cathedral.
The illuminated portholes in the Rheinturm have a unique function: separated by aviation warning lights and spread over three different levels along the 160-metre-long shaft of the tower, 39 of these 62 portholes form a decimal clock – the biggest in the world.
The two public lifts convey visitors to the various levels at a speed of 4 metres per second.
Thanks to a level entrance in the basement of the tower, the building offers barrier-free access. Weitere Informationen