Rottweil - ThyssenKrupp Elevator

written on 02/10/2020
by Friedhelm Schulz

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Driving from Stuttgart to Lake Constance on A81, this tower is a new eye catcher once the heights of the “Schwäbische Alb” are reached.

The construction was terminated 2017 and – thanks to a generous decision of the building owner – offers now the highest visitor platform in Germany. With the panoramic elevator guests travel up in 30 seconds to 232 m. It is a thrilling experience.

Moreover, around the tower the Black Forest grants recreational possibilities for every kind and liking.

Travel – at a glance

Best period: whole year | General Info:

Once here, we start our tour at ROTTWEIL, the oldest city in the “Ländle” Baden-Württemberg. Despite of the Elevator test tower, the historical centre is worth of a visit, with some old towers and hidden gardens. A well known attraction is the “Rottweiler Fasnet” with the “Narrensprung”, where only native citizens can participate but of course everybody is welcomed to have a look. The whole spectrum of attractions and places there can be found on the dedicated website.


For Whom the Elevator tower platform is too high and the Fasnet to noisy, may probably prefer the best view to Black Forest from an object, they would not expect: The world’s biggest toilet bowl is accessible and grants the unforgettable view!

To find at Hornberg, quite in the middle of the Black Forest.

A very good way, to discover the region of the deepest Black Forest, are “Outdoor Escape Walks”. Some call it even treasure hunt 2.0, and despite of the particular walk for children it is a challenging experience for all kind.

Some refreshment is to find at the Triberg Cascades, Germany's highest waterfalls.

And, of course, it is the Black Forest! Hiking unlimited…. Accessible towers and viewpoints to look over the mountains, hot springs in cold season and refreshing lakes in summertime guarantee satisfaction.

Ancient castles and ruins animate fantasy, or – like Hohenzollern-Castle – mirror the noble past.

And last but not least, the various factories and producing structures give testimony of the manual and craft skills resident in the region.

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