24 October 2017

A fire destroyed Goethe Tower - Video/Photo

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One of the main attractions the German Frankfurt am main — Goethe Tower (Goetheturm) — at night on Thursday burnt to a crisp. reports citing Ria Novosti.

“Goethe tower in Sachsenhausen (a district of the city — ed.) enveloped in flames. Firefighting continues,” said the fire service Frankfurt to Twitter.

The fire to neighbouring buildings is not threatened. “The tower itself, unfortunately, can not be saved”, — stated in the message.

The reasons for the fire are not reported.

Wooden Goethe tower, the height of which was 43 meters, was first built in 1867, then it was dismantled and restored in 1931. The tower was on the Northern edge of the urban forest Speelpark-Goetheturm in the southern part of the district of Sachsenhausen.

2017.10.12 / 10:55
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