Kamzík TV Tower

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The Kamzík TV Tower, overlooking Bratislava

The Kamzík TV Tower is a 196-metre (643 ft) tall television transmission tower in the Koliba area of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It sits at 437 m (1,434 ft) AMSL on the Kamzík hill, part of the Little Carpathians, overlooking much of the city. The tower lies within the territory of the Bratislava Forest Park. It was constructed in 1975, replacing a previous transmission tower.[1] The tower was designed by architects Stanislav Májek, Jakub Tomašák, Juraj Kozák, Milan Jurica and Ján Privitzer.[2]

The tower has an observation deck, and the revolving "VEŽA" restaurant at approximately 70 m (230 ft) from the base of the tower, used to be open to visitors. In conditions of good visibility, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic are visible from the tower.

Restaurant[edit]

The VEŽA restaurant ceased operation in May 2010 due to a lack of customers, and all its operations including the restaurant chefs and staff moved to the 'West Restaurant' at the 'Best Western West Hotel' about 100 m (328 ft) down the tower approach road.

In 2011, a new restaurant called 'Altitude' was opened with a slightly improved interior, offering Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is divided into an observation cafe bar, 'Brasseria' on one floor and the main restaurant on the floor below with rotating tables which provide a 360-degree panoramic view. A pianist plays on some evenings and prices are reasonable for a top quality restaurant in such a location.

FM radio[edit]

Frequency
[MHz]
Programm ERP
89.3 Rádio FM 10.00 kW
93.8 Rádio Lumen 5.60 kW
94.3 Fun Radio 90.00 kW
96.6 Rádio Slovensko 100.00 kW
99.3 Rádio Regina 10.00 kW
101.8 Rádio Viva 89.00 kW
104.4 Rádio Devín 5.00 kW
104.8 Europa 2 50.00 kW
106.6 Jemné Melódie 10.00 kW
107.6 Rádio Expres 10.00 kW

Television[edit]

  • DVB-T

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photo of the old transmission tower
  2. ^ Andrášiová, Katarína: Výškové budovy na Slovensku v 20. storočí

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°10′57″N 17°05′41″E / 48.18250°N 17.09472°E / 48.18250; 17.09472