Näsinneula (Observation Tower), Tampere

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  • Neat layout visible from above!
    Neat layout visible from above!
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    The lakes
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  • Looking over the main road & lake
    Looking over the main road & lake
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    Top of Tampere and top of tips

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    N��sinneula

    You must see the tower when in Tamprere. So, take a trip to tower and you understand where Tampere is located and why we Finns love our lakes. I love lake Näsijärvi (someone loves lake Pyhäjärvi too, but I don't know any).

    There are tree lights on the top of the tower, those are weather signs:

    3 yellow = beautiful
    2 yellow = half cloudy
    1 yellow = temporar rain
    3 green = rain

    Of course it's better to look the real weather before you decide to leave you umbrella home.

    130 meter (168 with the weather bar).

    And the phrase "let's have another round" doesn't mean drinks. The restaurant is moving around, so if you spend one hour there, you can see the whole panorama of Tampere.

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    The TV Tower with fine 360 degree views :)

    by Durfun Written Mar 10, 2010

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    TV tower seen from Pyynikki Granite tower
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    This was built in 1970–1971 and was designed by Pekka Ilveskoski. It opened in 1971 and is located in the Särkänniemi leisure centre.

    It is the tallest free-standing structure in Finland and the tallest observation tower in the Nordic countries at a height of 168 metres.

    There is a revolving restaurant in the tower 124 metres above the ground. One revolution takes 45 minutes.

    The base of the tower is about 15 metres higher than the lake Näsijärvi. There are two elevators. They go up to 120 metres, where there is a cafeteria, Pilvilinna ("Cloud Castle"). The restaurant Näsinneula is on a higher floor.

    A ride to the top takes 27 seconds, carrying a maximum of 15 people. The elevators are still the fastest public elevators in Finland.

    Design of Näsinneula was inspired by the Space Needle in Seattle, whereas the idea of a rotating restaurant was taken from the Puijo tower in Kuopio - the first tower with a revolving restaurant in the Nordic countries.

    In an emergency people can be evacuated with stairs that have 700 steps. At least you won't be climbing up!

    There are beacon lights at the top, forecasting the weather for the citizens.

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    Näsinneula Observation Tower

    by finlandia Updated Mar 11, 2009

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    N��sinneula (168 meters)

    Näsinneula is the highest observation tower in the Nordic countries. The top of the tower is at the height of 168 meters and the rotating restaurant is at the height of 124 meters (very good food!).

    Näsinneula is one of the symbols of Tampere. In Näsinneula you see a very wonderful panorama over the city, many lakes, forest and ridges dating back to the Ice Age.

    The tower is open all year round, also in winter.

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    The tallest observation tower in Northern Europe

    by brazwhazz Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    Nasinneula Observation Tower is an unmistakable sight in Tampere. Located next to the popular Sarkanniemi Amusement Park, it is 168 metres high. Because Tampere is surrounded by two lakes, you get great views of not only the city, but also of the nature around it.

    There is also a high-end (pun intended) restaurant at the top. Not my type of place to eat, really, but the scenery was very pleasant to watch during the meal. The restaurant takes about an hour to complete a revolution.

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    Nasinneula tower

    by magor65 Written Jan 27, 2005

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    Nasinnuela tower

    Nasinneula observation tower offers best views of Tampere and vicinity. There is an indoor terrace at the height of 120m. The lift takes you there in less than half a minute. You can also admire the views from an outdoor terrace which is a bit lower.
    And if you feel like having something to eat, there is a restaurant.

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    Spectacular Views

    by AbbyL Written Jun 18, 2004

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    Evening shadows from the top

    No trip to Tampere is complete without a visit to Näsinneula. At 168 metres, this is the tallest observation tower in all of the Nordic countries.

    Situated in the Särkänniemi Amusement Park, at the edge of one of the lakes that surround Tampere, you'll have fantasic views of the city and the countryside beyond.

    If you're looking for somewhere special to eat, try the revolving restaurant above the observation level of the tower.

    If the weather's good, make a day of it and enjoy the rides at the amusement park too.

    Oh, and don't forget your camera!

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    Näsinneula Observation Tower

    by Heinisuo Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Näsinneula is the highest observation tower of the Nordic countries.
    The tower peak is at 168 meters. Restaurant is at the height of 124 meters, which is the highest you can get in that tower. There is also observation deck just underneath the restaurant. Restaurant is rotating, so you can get the 360 degrees panorama view while sitting in the restaurant.
    The tower is open throughout the year. The restaurant prices are even higher than the tower, but I guess you won't go there every day.

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    NÄSINNEULAWhen you take the...

    by Herttuli Written Aug 26, 2002

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    NÄSINNEULA

    When you take the lift up to the top of Näsinneula, you have the opportunity to see the view from the highest observation tower in the Nordic countries. At the same time, you can acquaint yourself with the most famous symbol of Tampere.
    From the observation spot or the rotating restaurant, you will see a fantastic panorama of the city centre. In other directions, you can see breath-taking scenery comprising of many lakes and ridges.
    If you choose to have a meal in the Näsinneula restaurant, you will experience high standards in more ways than one!

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    by randychiara Updated Jan 27, 2004

    this tower is inside the amusement park sakranniemi and it hosts a restaurant as well.
    it's pretty nice to have coffee there and have a look at the beautiful panorama.

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    Näsinneula, the telecom tower

    by Gili_S Updated Jun 27, 2003

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    N��sinneula

    You must visit Näsinneula, one of the best atractions in town, 124 m. above the lake and the best view of the city.

    There is also a great restaurant here, so check my restaurants tips.

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    Näsinneula-tower

    by katlau Written Aug 24, 2002

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    From here you can see the whole city! Restaurant on the top.It also rotates - so who buys the next round!

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