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Old July 4th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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King-Friedrich-August-Tower - world's oldest iron tower

Near Löbau in Saxony there is on Mountain of Löbau ( Löbauer Berg) an old beautiful observation tower, called King-Friedrich-August-Tower. It was built in 1854 and is 28 metres tall. It has three observation decks, 12, 18 and 24 metres above ground. King-Friedrich-August-Tower consists of cast iron and has an octogonal cross section. Its sites show many ornaments.

According to all available data, it may be world's oldest iron tower.

In 1993, it was dismantled and all its elements were thoroughly renewed. In 1994 it was reerected.


King-Friedrich-August-Tower

More in German on http://www.loebau.info/netprodukt/we...ome_3_4_2.html , http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0028087

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Old July 5th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #2
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Great thang This definetely beats the idea of the Eiffel Tower
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Old July 5th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #3
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It's such a pretty structure.Please post more pictures of it!
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Is it used as an observation tower now?
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Old July 5th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #5
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^ Yap, it is - and it's also the only remaining iron observation tower like that in Europe and it was the very first one.

Some more impression on that


The Löbauer Berg (=mountain) from the distance










The tower up close


Quite fantaboulous iron construction




150 years celebration for the King-Friedrich-August-Tower in Löbau, Germany




Entrance card for the observation tower from 1890


stairs to the top of the world


view to the nearby TV-tower of Löbau




The great hill-restaurant "Honigbrunnen" on the Löbauer hill, were the tower also stands


view from the top of the cast-iron tower into the direction of the charming small town Löbau




Coat of arms and Insignia as well as inscriptions on the tower

















The entrance


And last but not least: The faboulous observation tower at night


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Old July 6th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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looks pretty nice at night, good color
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It's stunning! Beautiful!
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