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Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower in Paris

The 324 meter high Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most visited landmarks in the world and one of the best sights in Paris. The iron lattice tower was built as a monumental entrance portal and observation tower for the World Exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Eiffel Tower | Lattice iron tower for the world exhibition

The Eiffel Tower is named after its builder Gustave Eiffel and was built from 1887 to 1889. The first groundbreaking took place on January 26, 1887. Today it is one of the most famous icons of architecture and engineering. Until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930, the tower was the tallest building in the world. Originally, the tower was only supposed to advertise French engineering for about twenty years and then be demolished again. But this did not happen. Today the Paris Eiffel Tower is still the tallest structure in Paris.

Eiffel Tower | More than just a lookout tower

The Eiffel Tower, originally only built as a lookout tower, has also been used for other purposes throughout history. Because the 7,300 tons of steel were useful as relays for telegraphy and radio communication at the beginning of telecommunications. In 1921, the first public radio broadcast in France was broadcast. During the Second World War, the tower also acquired military importance. That is why the French considered a partial demolition. However, this demolition did not take place either.

In the course of history the tower had several tasks: as a telecommunications tower, as a radio transmitter, as a restaurant and as a lookout tower.

City Sightseeing, Paris, Frankreich, France, Eiffelturm
Eiffelturm in Paris

Eiffel Tower | Today the most important sight of the city

Today you can climb the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a fantastic view. The tower offers three viewing platforms: 1st floor 57m, 2nd floor 115m, 3rd floor 276m. Several elevators or a flight of stairs (steps to the top: 1,665) take you up to the top.

On the first level there is the self-service restaurant “58 Tour Eiffel”. The free interior even has a glass floor.

The star restaurant “Jules Verne” can be reached on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.

You can only reach the third and last floor in the top of the tower by elevators. In addition to the champagne bar, you will also find Gustave Eiffel’s replicated office there. But the highlight is the panoramic view over Paris. See landmarks like Sacre-Coeur, Notre-Dame, and the Seine from above, among others. The symbol of France is an absolute tourist magnet. 7 million visitors a year speak for themselves. It is therefore essential to book tickets in advance so that you don’t have to queue for too long.


Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,
75007 Paris, Frankreich

Opening hours

June 1st – September 1st: 9:30 am – 11:45 pm

Rest of the year: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices

Graduated prices per stair / elevator level
Discounts for children and people with disabilities

free up to € 19.90

Tickets & tours

Today you can continue to visit the major tourist attractions on Paris’s Left Bank. Get skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd level and admire the view over Paris. Learn more about the construction of the iconic Parisian landmark from your guide. Get direct access and save valuable time.