TV Tower, Stuttgart

4 out of 5 stars 4 Stars - 13 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • View from Fernsehturm
    View from Fernsehturm
    by antistar
  • View from Fernsehturm
    View from Fernsehturm
    by antistar
  • Fernsehturm
    Fernsehturm
    by antistar
  • JimKnopf's Profile Photo

    Stuttgart and the world around with one view

    by JimKnopf Updated Feb 17, 2014

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    tv tower Stuttgart
    1 more image

    THE TOWER IS CLOSED FOR UNLIMITED TIME :'(
    you only can watch it from outside, the Restaurant at the bottom is open
    I will inform you when it is open again, hopefully soon
    Good news, in spring time 2015, after renovations they want open the tv tower agian for the tourism

    The tv tower was the first of the world. You have a very nice view onto Stuttgart and the region around Stuttgart. Also you can see very good from where the meteor comes that made this nice valley for Stuttgart. :-)

    (last update: 10. April 2013)
    Opening hours:
    Daily from 09:00 a.m.
    Last drive to the top: 22:30,
    Observatory is opening until 23:00 p.m.

    The television tower remains closed on 24.12.

    Admission (observatory):
    per person___________________5.- EUR
    children 0 - 2 years_____________free
    children 3 - 15 years____________3.- EUR
    families pay maximum for 2 children every other children is free
    students FSJ_________________3.- EUR
    night rate monday and sunday after 20:00____________________3.-EUR
    children until 15 years free
    Birthday people________________free (id or passport necessary)
    escort for disabled person____free (disabled person card necessary)
    groups of 20 or more people _____3.- EUR per person
    annual ticket per person_________40.- EUR
    guided tours (reservation necessary) mon - fri between 10:00 and 18:00
    (available for groups of 15 people maximum, minimum 10 people) 12.- per person
    on request schools and youth groups get special price
    (subject to change)

    Guided tours are possible after reservation only. To make a reservation or ask for more information please call 0711 929-14743

    webcam

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Cruise
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • antistar's Profile Photo

    Fernsehturm

    by antistar Updated Oct 30, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    View from Fernsehturm
    4 more images

    Built in 1956, this was the first re-inforced concrete TV tower in the world, and sparked a craze that was followed by later and greater versions, such as those in Berlin and Moscow. While it has since been outclassed in terms of height by these copycats, the Stuttgarter Fernsehturm offers views that are just as impressive. At 217 meters high, and situated in the hills that surround the city, the tower's vista covers a vast area. The view encompasses the city itself, but also the Schwabian Jura and the Black Forest. On particularly good days you can see as far as the Alps. For me the view is like from the Rebel Base sentry in Star Wars.

    There are two ways to get to the tower, a fast way and a slow way, but they both leave from the same platform. One is the U7, which is the quickest, but travels most of the way underground. The number 15 tram, however, winds its way through the forested suburbs en route, and is the best choice if you have the time. Both the tram and the U-Bahn drop you at the same place, and you need to cut through a short path through the forest to reach the tower.

    This path is sign posted, but completely unlit. So if, like me, you go up there to watch the sun set, you might find an unpleasant surprise when you come to leave. However, there is no need to tread carefully through the scary dense darkness of the forest, as there is another way. Take a right out of the tower into the car park, then a left past the stadium, and then take the first left back towards the station. It takes a little bit longer, but is infinitely preferable in the darkness. If you can't figure it out from my instructions, just take a look at the stadium while you are up in the tower, and figure it out for yourself!

    A word of warning is that it is pretty damn cold at the top, as there are only railings between you and that 200 meter drop. You'll want to take more than just a t-shirt.

    The tower is open to the public every day, except Christmas Eve, from 9am until 11pm, although the lifts stop at 10:30pm. The trip to the top costs 3 euros for adults, and 2 euros for children.

    Was this review helpful?

  • annase's Profile Photo

    The mighty TV tower

    by annase Updated May 16, 2007
    The mighty TV tower

    The Stuttgart TV tower is whopping 217 meters tall. It was built between the years 1954 and 1956 with broadcasts beginning in 1956. It is the first concrete TV tower in the world and has therefore functioned as an original model for the television towers around the world.

    The views from the tower open to the city, the Neckar Valley vineyards, the Swabian lands up to the Alb (the regions just around the mountain range i.e. the region bounded by the Danube in the south and the upper Neckar in the north. In the southwest it rises to the higher mountains of the Black Forest), Black Forest and Odenwald. On a clear day, it is also possible to see the mountain summits of the German, Austrian and Swiss Alps.

    The elevator will take you up to the upper observation deck which is at 152 meters in mere 36 sec!!

    Interesting facts:
    Base of tower: 483 m above sea level
    Height incl. broadcasting facilities: 217 m
    Overall weight of tower: approx. 3000 t
    Weight of foundation: approx. 1500 t

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Trains
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • aah_stone's Profile Photo

    TV Tower on the hill

    by aah_stone Written Aug 23, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The TV Tower Stuttgart
    2 more images

    When we were here the tower was closed to the public. You can see the scaffolding around the top of the tower in my photo.

    But it was still worth heading up there to see the tower and to admire Stuttgart from up high.

    I am reliable informed this was the first concrete TV tower in the world. At 217m it isn't the tallest though.

    Usually it costs 3Euro to enter the tower.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Isuam's Profile Photo

    Great view!

    by Isuam Written Jun 11, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    How to find the TVtower.

    Visit the 483m high Television Tower of Stuttgart! The view over the city is amazing!
    There's a nice restaurant and also a souvenir shop.

    Opening hours:
    Daily from 09:00 a.m.
    Last drive to the top: 22:30,
    Observatory is opening until 23:00 p.m.

    Only 3 Euro / person.

    You can get there by car or by tram.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bigs's Profile Photo

    Below the TV tower...

    by Bigs Written Jul 29, 2004

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The flood lights

    ... there is the stadium of the Stuttgarter Kickers, Stuttgarts second soccer team besides the VFB Stuttgart. From the TV tower you can watch the games too. The night I was there they had a game and they lost it, which was funny to watch from upstairs as you could also hear the crowds getting mad with the team...

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bigs's Profile Photo

    Television Tower

    by Bigs Updated Jul 29, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    stuttgart seen from the TV tower

    Unique view over Stuttgart and the area around! It´s also lovely during the night too! Or when a football game of the Stuttgarter Kickers is going on in the stadium under the tower! Funny!

    I have been up twice, once at nighttime and I must say, it's even more impressive by night with all the lights of the big city below your feet!

    The very fast lift up to the tower costs 3 €uros.

    Was this review helpful?

  • suubi's Profile Photo

    High in the sky

    by suubi Written Nov 25, 2002

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    One of my favourite spots is the TV Tower in Degerloch just a couple of Meters away from the city. Built in 1954-1956, the "Fernsehturm" is the first TV tower in the world to be built of reinforced concrete. It stands 217 metres high with its 4-level "basket" with restaurant and sightseeing platform at 150 metres above the ground as well as a further restaurant and terrace at the foot of the tower. It offers a magnificient view of Stuttgart as a green paradise.

    Opening hours:every day from 9.00 a.m. (last ride to the top at 10.30 p.m.)

    Admission:
    Adults Euro 3,--
    children and young people from 3 - 16 years old, pensioners, invalids, Euro 3,--
    students and schoolchildren over 16-years old (ID required) groups (20 or more) Euro 3,--

    Was this review helpful?

  • Taitsu's Profile Photo

    Stuttgart TV Tower is also...

    by Taitsu Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Stuttgart TV Tower is also quite an experience, if you are not scared of hights!!!!! High up the lift goes and you can view the whole of Stuttgart, the hills, the valley... But: I wouldn't recommend going there on a windy day though!!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • You absolutely have to visit...

    by Bermando Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You absolutely have to visit the Fernsehturm (TV-Tower) where you can overview the whole city and the landscape around !!!
    The Fernsehturm was build in 1956. It is 217 meters high. At the top you can enter the viewpoint platform or visit the gourmet restaurant.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bonio's Profile Photo

    fernsehturm (tv tower)

    by bonio Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    Great views of Stuttgart and the surrounding areas, we visited in early autumn and the colours of the nearby black forest looked good. Good value at only 3 euro for adults.

    Was this review helpful?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo

    The Television Tower

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 20, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Television Tower stands 217 m high and was built 1954-56. There is a great view of Stuttgart and the Schwabish Alps from the visitors platform at the top of the tower which is some 150 m high.

    Was this review helpful?

  • TV Tower

    by sabsi Updated Sep 12, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    TV tower in the rain

    The tower's height is 217 metres, the sightseeing platform is at 150 metres. It's on top of a hill so it feel like you're even higher above the town. Nice views from there!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Stuttgart

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

60 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near TV Tower
5.0 out of 5 stars
41 Opinions
0.4 miles away
Show Prices
5.0 out of 5 stars
10 Opinions
1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
40 Opinions
1.1 miles away
Show Prices

View all Stuttgart hotels