Thyssen testing tower

TK Elevator Testturm in Rottweil is a magnet for visitors

The future is being built in Rottweil. The Thyssenkrupp testing tower has opened its (elevator) doors to private visitors since October 2017.

You can look forward to a gigantic view from a height of 232 meters, because the visitor platform is on this level. The elevator takes less than a minute to reach the viewing platform. Here you can enjoy a 360-degree view.

In this 246 meter high tower Thyssenkrupp will test the latest generation of high-speed elevators.

Construction began in January 2014 and testing began in December 2016. SWR radio did a report on it here.

For tower visitors we offer a weekend savings package.

Opening hours for TK Elevator Tower tours

The visitor platform will be open to the public for three days from Friday to Sunday.

Opening hours:

Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday/holiday: 10am to 6pm


Good to know:

  • The last elevator goes up 30 minutes before closing time. The entrance fee is 9 € (Oct. 2017).
  • It is only 5 km from the Hotel Bären. We will be happy to show you the best hiking trail from Hotel Bären Rottweil to the tower.
  • There are parking spaces (subject to a fee) at the tower. There is also a bus from the city center.
  • Strollers, big backpacks or bags and dogs are not allowed to be taken up to the tower.


Further information can be found here.

The Thyssen testing tower is truly a sight to be seen.

Here you can see the gigantic tower from different perspectives: