Length: 2:16

The viewing tower at the harbour.

In 1824, King William I ordered the construction of the first steamships. Little by little the harbour was extended and from 1850 trains of the Swabian Railway were able to travel directly to the harbour. The salt crane on the promenade bears witness of the once major salt trade. The former salt barn was destroyed – in its place is now a modern glass complex.

Technical data:
Height: 22.25m
Number of floors: 9
Weight: approx. 50t
Depth below sea ground: approx. 40m below pier level

Wheelchair accessible: No