The Rhein TV Tower is one of the symbols of Duesseldorf. With the height of 240 meters it is the tallest building in the city. Its construction was finished in 1981 and it was first and foremost designed for TV and radio broadcasting. However, already at the design stage it was projected as one of the main tourist attractions. And so it is today, as the Tower is visited by over 300,000 people! The revolving “basket” contains an observation deck and a restaurant.
It is best to view the city panorama from the observation deck in daytime. At night, the body of the tower becomes a denary clock. According to the architect Horst Baumann's vision, the mast of the tower was implanted with light indicators that demonstrate the current time in darkness. The top tier shows the hours, the middle – the minutes, and the bottom – the seconds. This vertical clock is the biggest in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.