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Goethe Tower

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The Goethe Tower was a 43-metre high public observation tower built entirely out of wood on the northern edge of Frankfurt City Forest located in Sachsenhausen . The tower was built in honour of German writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. After the Jahrtausendturm, the two towers of the Brück aerial testing facility, the Blumenthal Observation Tower, and the Linsen Tower, it was the fifth tallest wooden construction in Germany, due to the addition of two antenna measuring stations. It burned down on October 12th, 2017. The Goetheturm was one of Frankfurt’s beloved landmarks, visited by many tourists.
In 1867, a wooden tower was first built on the site, at that time 22 metres tall. After the First World War, this first tower had become so rickety that it had to be pulled down.


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