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Not to be overlooked

This was built over 30 years ago and still looks very modern. At the base is a shopping area with a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Peter S
Amersham, United Kingdom
Standing like an upright telescope

This cylinder dominates the town center and looks like it is covered in mother of pearl in some... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Peter S
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built by the DDR East Germany as a bit of a showcase for a while. It was even the tallest building in Germany for a few months. East Germans could shop there if they had foreign currency. Not drab and dated.

Thank CJoutandabout
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was built over 30 years ago and still looks very modern. At the base is a shopping area with a model man trying to climb up.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This cylinder dominates the town center and looks like it is covered in mother of pearl in some lights.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Went on a rainy day. the lift was quick to the top. the view was lovely over the town and out laying areas. you can not walk 360 around.

Thank paul c
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the €3.50 entrance fee. Easy access for all straight to the roof. Easy when up there and spectacular views of the area.

Thank kerry h
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Don't miss out: you HAVE to see the view from the top. On a clear day you see as far as the ancient Leuchtenburg castle. In the evenings, nothing better that the blue hour or late to appreciate the city center of Jena with excellent...More

Thank JohnnyDoe34
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This tower seems to be a landmark of Jena, but many citizens (and me) would call it a monstrosity of communist distaste. For people who know Manhattan (and many other USA-cities) it would look famliar I suppose. Inside there are shops. Take the elevator and...More

Thank IWNoordergraaf
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed on 27th floor of this hotel for one night and it was virtually impossible to close curtains, not because they were faulty but the spectacular views both night and day. The hotel rooms are only on this floor, couldn't figure out what the...More

2  Thank Sam G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic view of Jena and especially the older buildings, the university buildings and the shopp8ng mall just looked amazing, only thing is recommend is that if you are up there in November as I was, would be wrap up warm, it was absolutely freezing.

Thank spansr
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I grew up in jena for 18 years and just now at the age of 40 returned and went up the Kecksrolle, as we lovingly call it, for the first time. It's about €8/person and well worth it. It was the most beautiful day and...More

1  Thank SuPa500
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