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Goethe Tower, located in the eastern part of Karlovy Vary, is the oldest observation structure in the city. The tower is located on the Eternal Youth Rise, at an altitude of 638 meters. The tower is about 42 meters high.
The building was designed by famous Viennese architects Helmer and Fellner, who are also the creators of the Market Colonnade and Theater in Karlovy Vary. The construction of the building began in 1888, and already in 1889 its grand opening took place. The tower was made in a beautiful neo-Gothic style.
The tower was originally called the Stephanie Lookout Tower, which in 1918 was changed to the Stifter Lookout Tower. At the end of World War II, the tower got a new name, Stalin's Observation Tower. The tower got its current name in the 60s – German traveler and writer Goethe often climbed here during his botanical and mineralogical walks.
Goethe Tower has always enjoyed considerable interest among tourists. The city authorities even planned to build a cable car connecting the resort quarter with Eternal Youth Rise. However, due to the outbreak of the war, these plans were never realized. In the 90s of the XX century, all structures on the Eternal Youth Hill gradually began to decline. In 2002, all structures and the tower itself were leased by a local entrepreneur. Soon a boarding house was opened here,
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