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thyssenkrupp Test Tower Rottweil

New horizons made by thyssenkrupp.

Visitors' platform open at:

  • Friday, 14. December 2018
  • Saturday, 15. December 2018
  • Sunday, 16. December 2018
  • Friday, 21. December 2018

Important Information for your visit

Visitors' platform open at:

  • Friday, 14. December 2018
  • Saturday, 15. December 2018
  • Sunday, 16. December 2018
  • Friday, 21. December 2018

Important Information for your visit

engineering. tomorrow. together.

Innovations are a major constituent part of the work of thyssenkrupp. The focus here is on our customers and the people who use our products. With our slogan "engineering.tomorrow.together", we establish the requirement for our methodical actions.

For the first time in the world, we have constructed a test tower of 246 metres in height, ensuring the best possible conditions for our forward-looking research and development. It is also unique that the thyssenkrupp Test Tower is accessible to the public, making it a major attraction for Rottweil and the surrounding region.

Visitor information

Visit the test tower

Germany's highest visitors' platform was opened on the 7th and 8th of October 2017 in a ceremony conducted together with the Town of Rottweil. Since 13 October 2017, the visitors' platform has been open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, as well as Sundays and public holidays.

Opening hours:

Friday 10.00 - 18.00 hrs

Saturday 10.00 - 20.00 hrs

Sunday / public holidays 10.00 - 18:00 hrs.

Test tower highlights

The result of successful teamwork

In the design of a tower with the primary purpose of testing and validating elevator technologies of the next generation, it is obvious that a great many technical details had to be taken into account. As their design met not only these requirements, but also featured pure elegance and sophisticated statics, the architects Dr. Werner Sobek

and Helmut Jahn – on behalf of Züblin – were awarded the contract to build the test tower. Together with all those involved, the thyssenkrupp Test Tower was built in record time. The ground-breaking ceremony was on 3 October 2014. The keys were handed over to thyssenkrupp as early as 12 December 2016 and research activities were able to start immediately.

Sightseeing in Rottweil

Welcome to Rottweil - town of towers

Rottweil is an idyllic small town located between the Black Forest and Swabian Alb on the River Neckar. It was founded almost 2000 years ago by the Romans and its town centre has scarcely changed since the 16th century. Visitors from all over Europe flock to Rottweil to admire the extraordinary beauty of the "town of towers". Alongside a large selection of art galleries and cultural offerings, the perhaps most impressive view in Germany now awaits you there.

Rottweil is the new site of a highly modern elevator test tower; its architecture enters into a dialogue with the historical towers of the mediaeval town centre. After a long search, thyssenkrupp Elevator chose this small town as the site. The reasons for this choice include its proximity to around 10,000 engineering students in the surrounding universities and technical colleges, the Technology Park in Neuhausen, the Research Centre in Pliezhausen and the good transport connections.

Architecture

Starting point of ground-breaking projects

Anyone who wants to help actively shape the future requires a special class of conditions. The new test tower offers us possibilities we have never had before and boasts sophisticated techniques and features – a unique research facility for us and a sight worth seeing for people in the region.