Hamburg Television Tower

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    Hamburg's tallest structure and modern landmark was built between 1965 and 1968 in honour of the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz. The Heinrich-Hertz-Turm, affectionately called "Telemichel" by the residents of Hamburg, has a total height of 279.8 metres and weighs 43,000 tonnes.

    The restaurant and observation deck at a height of 128 metres has been closed since January 2001. Up until then, it was possible to enjoy coffee and cake, or even bungee jumping, with a view of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg from a different perspective.

    The rooms of the Hamburg Television Tower also lost their special protection at the beginning of 2005 – conformity with current fire escape regulations is required before its reopens, which at the moment seems unlikely in view of the high conversion costs (at least 10 million euros). Since the beginning of 2010, however, the Bezirksamt (District Authority) Mitte has been actively seeking a new tenant and investor for the Hamburg Television Tower, the revolving restaurant and the observation deck - if there is a serious scheme it might also be converted into a glass hotel. A sponsor should also be able to buy the rights to the name "Telemichel".

    As a part of the new extension of the Hamburg Messe, the Television Tower has already been restored and "beautified" in the ground floor area, so that it currently now offers an attractive outer appearance at least – right by the exit from Planten un Blomen.

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    Address: Lagerstraße 1, 20357 Hamburg

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