Gustav Vietor Tower

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The Gustav Vietor Tower was one of the earliest steel lattice observation towers to be built in Germany. Constructed of stone and steel in 1882-3 on the Hohe Wurzel mountain near Wiesbaden in Hesse, the 23-metre-tall tower was demolished in 2006, having been closed to visitors 20 years earlier, although it remained in use by radio amateurs.[1]


The tower was situated on the territory of the town of Taunusstein, which is part of the Kreis (district) of Rheingau-Taunus in the Regierungsbezirk (administrative region) of Darmstadt in Hesse, central west Germany.

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Coordinates: 50°6′30″N 8°8′7″E / 50.10833°N 8.13528°E / 50.10833; 8.13528