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thyssenkrupp Test Tower Rottweil

New horizons made by thyssenkrupp.

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Visitors' platform open at:

  • Thursday, 22. August 2019
  • Friday, 23. August 2019
  • Saturday, 24. August 2019
  • Sunday, 25. August 2019

Important Information for your visit

News

Please note our instructions for visits in high heat.

Read more

Visitors' platform open at:

  • Thursday, 22. August 2019
  • Friday, 23. August 2019
  • Saturday, 24. August 2019
  • Sunday, 25. August 2019

Important Information for your visit

Check out our new page with impressions of the Towerrun

Following last year's highly successful inaugural event, the thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil will host the 2019 Towerrun combined with the German Tower-Running Championships for the first time. We look forward to welcoming all runners to the tower on Sunday, September 15th.

Please note that the test tower will be closed for public visitors that day due to the run.

Take a look at our new pages where we report on the Towerrun. Who will participate, who was the fastest runner last year and what is new?

Welcome to the world of thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator is making cities the best ever places to live. At our most prominent research facility, the test tower in Rottweil, Germany, we are bringing the first ropeless elevator that can drive horizontally as well as vertically to life. Our portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products.

Watch our 2-minute summary here or visit us in Rottweil and watch our three times as long vision in the Media Lobby on the big screen in cinema format and with perfect sound. The visit to the medialobby is of course included in the ticket price.

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Photos from Instagram and Twitter

Here you can see recent photos and videos of the test tower taken by Instagram users.
We are also looking forward to seeing your pictures too!

What do you have to do to get your photos of the test tower displayed here?

  • Post a photo of the test tower on Instagram or Twitter.
  • Use the hashtags #testturm and #thyssenkrupp.
  • The photo will then appear automatically on our test tower website (unless your account is set to private).
  • Your copyright to the photo/video remains unaffected.
  • We always show the 20 most recent photos.

engineering.tomorrow.together.

Innovation is what thyssenkrupp is all about. And the customers and people who use our products are at the centre of everything we do. Our results-focused approach is inspired by our motto: ‘engineering.tomorrow.together’. 

With this in mind, we have built the world's first 246-metre (807ft) test tower, giving us the best possible environment for our research and development, and helping us to engineer tomorrow. Another unique feature of the thyssenkrupp test tower is that it's open to the public, making it a major attraction for Rottweil and the surrounding area.

Visitor information

Visit the test tower

We officially opened Germany's highest visitor platform on 7 and 8 October 2017, together with Rottweil Town Council. The visitor platform is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Tickets are available online and from the ticket office.

Opening times:

Fridays 10 am - 6.00 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 8 pm
Sundays/ public holidays 10 am - 6 pm.

Test tower at a glance

The result of successful teamwork

Of course, when designing a tower whose primary purpose is to test and validate next-generation elevator technologies, there are a lot of technical requirements to consider. Architects Dr Werner Sobek and Helmut Jahn (representing the construction firm Züblin) won the contract to build the tower because their design managed to fulfil these requirements at the same time as combining them with pure, elegant design and a sophisticated structure.

Thanks to the combined efforts of everyone involved in the project the thyssenkrupp test tower was built in record time. The ground-breaking ceremony took place on 3 October 2014 and the keys handed over on 12 December 2016, allowing thyssenkrupp to get started with its research.

Places of interest Rottweil

Welcome to Rottweil - City of Towers

Rottweil is an idyllic small town situated on the river Neckar between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alps. It was founded almost 2,000 years ago by the Romans, and its town centre has hardly changed since the 16th century. Visitors from all over Europe flock to Rottweil to admire the extraordinary beauty of the ‘City of Towers’. In addition to a wide range of art galleries and other cultural attractions, it is also home to arguably Germany's most impressive view.

Rottweil is the location for a new, ultra-modern elevator testing tower whose architecture complements the historic towers of the medieval town centre. After a long search, there were a number of reasons why thyssenkrupp Elevator finally chose Rottweil for its testing tower, including the fact that there are about 10,000 engineering students studying at universities and technical colleges in the local area. The site is also close to the Neuhausen Technology Park and the Pliezhausen Research Centre, and benefits from good public transport links.

Architecture

Starting point for groundbreaking projects

To actively shape the future, you need world-class facilities. The new test tower opens up unprecedented possibilities and is brimming with sophisticated technology and features. It's a unique research facility for us, and an exciting visitor attraction for people of the surrounding area.