Directional Radio Tower

The directional radio tower is incorrectly called the "radar tower" by the people of Bremerhaven. At a height of about 106 metres, it is one of the most prominent landmarks in this area. Made from steel-reinforced concrete, it was constructed between 1962 and 1965. The Water and Shipping Administration of the federal government uses it as a shipping control centre. Contacts to the regional radar chain are transmitted to the screens, unmanned aids to navigation are remotely controlled and the general wireless communication to the passing ships is maintained from this tower. A lookout platform gives the visitor a magnificent view over the city, the port area, the Rivers Geeste and Weser and the surrounding landscape.

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