Booser Eifelturm

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The 25 m high wooden tower, which was ceremoniously opened in May 2004 and is considered a tourist highlight not only in the district of Mayen-Koblenz, has since thrilled visitors from near and far.
The wood-built observation tower stands on the 557 meter high "Schneeberg" in Boos. From the observation deck you can enjoy a panoramic view over the nearby Eifel landscape with its extinct volcanic cones up to Westerwald and Hunsrück. In the surrounding area you can see u.a. the ruin of the Nürburg (678 m) with the world-famous Nürburgring, the "Kaiser Wilhelm Tower" on the Hohe Acht (747 m) and the Hochkelberg (675 m).

The tower itself was constructed of native Douglas fir wood, timbered while lying down and set up with two crane trucks. The outer three main log supports are 100-year-old Douglas tribes from the Booser community forest.

Here are some technical data: The wooden tower was built on a concrete foundation poured from 105 cbm of concrete. For the construction of the tower were used in total: Reinforcing steel: 6.00 tons, round logs: 9.50 cbm, glued laminated timber; 22.50 cbm, lumber: 10.00 cbm (total wood consumption: 42.00 cbm), steel connecting parts: 11.00 to, number of steel dowels and steel bolts: 1376 pieces.

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Ortsgemeinde Boos
Im Schooss 9
56729 Boos
Phone: (0049)02656 8208

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