Stuttgart telecommunications tower

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Stuttgart telecommunications tower
Radio transmission center Stuttgart 7
Image of the object
Telecommunication tower 2008
Basic data
Place: Mount Frauenkopf in Stuttgart - East
Country: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Altitude : 475  m above sea level NHN
Coordinates: 48 ° 45 ′ 49 "  N , 9 ° 12 ′ 20.7"  E
Use: Telecommunications tower , broadcasting station
Accessibility: Transmission tower not open to the public
Owner : German radio tower
Tower data
Construction time : 1969-1971
Operating time: since 1971
Total height : 192.4  m
Operation room: 33  m
Total mass : 9800  t
Data on the transmission system
Last modification (antenna) : April 3, 2006
Last modification (transmitter) : March 27, 2017
Waveband : Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV + V
Radio : Radio, television
Send types: VHF, DAB +, DVB-T2 HD, mobile radio , directional radio , mobile land radio , BOS radio
Further data
further construction data:
Installer: Siemens-Bauunion , Wayss & Freytag

further size information:

Deep foundation : 11.0 m
Foundation diameter: 28.0 m
Diameter tower shaft below: 12.2 m
Tower shaft diameter above: 6.4 m
Height of tower shaft: 142.5 m
Height antenna: 49.9 m
Operating room diameter: 43 m

Position map
Stuttgart telecommunications tower (Baden-Württemberg)
Stuttgart telecommunications tower
Stuttgart telecommunications tower
Localization of Baden-Württemberg in Germany
Stuttgart telecommunications tower from the west (2013)
Telecommunication tower with operating rooms (2013)

The Stuttgart telecommunications tower is a 192.4 meter high telecommunications tower on the Frauenkopf in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg .

The reinforced concrete structure erected between 1969 and 1971 is internally referred to as " Radio Transmission Center Stuttgart 7" by the owner, Deutsche Funkturm (DFMG), a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom . In contrast to the neighboring Stuttgart television tower , the telecommunications tower is not open to the public.

Geographical location

The Stuttgart telecommunications tower stands on the wooded Frauenkopf ( 462.3  m above sea  level ). It is located in the Stuttgart-Ost district between the districts of Gablenberg in the north and Frauenkopf in the east. On the southwestern neighboring Hohen Bopser stands the Stuttgart TV tower, 1.5 km away.


Old telecommunications tower

The old Stuttgart telecommunications tower was erected in 1954 in a four-month construction period. It was 58 meters high and initially served the directional radio traffic of the Deutsche Bundespost . By adding an antenna carrier, it reached a height of 97 meters from 1960. After the commissioning of a transmitter for the A network , the age of mobile communications began in the greater Stuttgart area. From 1961 onwards, the first television test transmissions were broadcast by the Frauenkopf, until the ZDF was switched on in regular operation on April 1, 1963. Shortly afterwards, on October 28, 1963, the Bundespost put an FM transmitter into operation for AFN . On April 5, 1969, a transmitter for the third television program of the SDR followed.

Today's telecommunications tower

Since the previous telecommunications tower no longer met the radio requirements, the architects Leonhardt, Andrä and Partner planned a successor. The type tower FMT 3 served as the basis for this . The new building was built by Siemens-Bauunion and the engineering company Wayss & Freytag . The construction costs amounted to around DM 9.5 million. The old telecommunications tower was finally demolished in 1975.


The Stuttgart telecommunications tower has a foundation 11.0 meters deep and a diameter of 28.0 meters. The tower shaft with a circular diameter tapers from 12.2 to 6.4 meters and rises 142.5 meters high. A 49.9 meter high metal antenna forms the end.

The tower carries an operating room with a diameter of 43 meters at a height of 33 meters. For several years now, it has been provided with a flashing light sculpture at Christmas time. The tower cage , which barely protruded over the forest, avoided expensive hanging scaffolding, so the conical bowl could be scaffolded directly from the site.

Frequencies and Programs

In addition to directional radio , mobile radio and BOS radio , the telecommunications tower is primarily used for broadcasting radio and television programs. Since May 22, 2006, digital terrestrial television programs have been broadcast from here ( DVB-T ), after the antenna tip was replaced on April 3, 2006 with the help of a helicopter. The analog broadcast of the two television programs ZDF and SWR was discontinued on July 24, 2006.

Analog radio (VHF)

In the case of directed radiation, the main radiation directions are given in degrees in the antenna diagram.

program RDS-PS RDS-PI Regionalization ERP
Antenna pattern
round (ND) /
directional (D)
horizontal (H) /
vertical (V)
102.3 AFN The Eagle AFNEAGLE D00F Stuttgart 100 ND H
101.3 Antenna 1 antenna1 D50A (regional), D30A Middle Neckar 75 D (300–240 °) H
89.5 bigFM _bigFM__ D8A9 (regional),
Baden-Württemberg 20th D (270–240 °) H
107.7 The new 107.7 THE_NEW / _107.7__  1 130A - 4th D (350–100 °, 120–320 °) H
1 Dynamic.

Digital radio (DAB +)

DAB + is broadcast in the nationwide ensemble in single-frequency operation in vertical polarization with other stations.

block Programs ERP
(in kW)
Antenna pattern
round (ND) /
directional (D)
Single frequency network (SFN)
DAB + multiplex of Media Broadcast : 10 ND

Digital television (DVB-T2)

The DVB-T broadcasts ran from May 22, 2006 to March 29, 2017 and were in single-frequency operation with other broadcasting locations.

  • On November 15, 2012, the Multiplex Stuttgart was activated by Media Broadcast .
  • On December 31, 2014 the RTL package VISEO + was switched off.
  • On March 27, 2017, Freenet TV and the DVB-T2 package of the public broadcasters were activated, the previous DVB-T was discontinued.
channel Frequency
Multiplex Programs in multiplex ERP

round (ND) /
directional (D)
horizontal (H) /
vertical (V)
FEC Guard
 Bit rate
(Mbit / s)
Single frequency network (SFN)
23 490 ZDFmobil bouquet 50 ND H 64-QAM 3/5 19/128 ? Frauenkopf ,
Waldenburg ,
Aalen ,
Heilbronn-Weinsberg ,
Reutlingen slice summit
25th 506 freenet2 50 ND H 64-QAM 2/3 1/16 ? Frauenkopf ,
Reutlingen slice summit
26th 514 freenet1 50 ND H 64-QAM 2/3 1/16 ? Frauenkopf ,
Reutlingen slice summit
28 530 SWR-BW 50 ND H 64-QAM 3/5 19/256 24.5 Frauenkopf ,
Waldenburg ,
Aalen ,
Heilbronn-Weinsberg ,
Reutlingen slice summit
32 562 ARD-SWR 50 ND H 64-QAM 3/5 19/256 24.5 Frauenkopf ,
Waldenburg ,
Aalen ,
Heilbronn-Weinsberg ,
Reutlingen slice summit
45 666 freenet3 50 ND H 64-QAM 2/3 1/16 ? Frauenkopf ,
Reutlingen slice summit

Analog television (PAL, switched off)

Until July 24, 2006, the telecommunications tower broadcast the programs ZDF and SWR analog. In the 1990s, the TV programs of SAT.1, RTL and B.TV were also broadcast, but their broadcasting was stopped before the digital switchover.

channel Frequency
program ERP
round (ND) /
directional (D)
horizontal (H) /
vertical (V)
26th 511.25 ZDF 404 ND H
47 679.25 ZDF 0.01 D. H
39 615.25 SWR television Baden-Württemberg 330 ND H
45 663.25 RTL 2 ND H
36 591.25 Sat 1 2 ND H
37 599.25 B.TV 2 ND H


  • Jörg Schlaich and Matthias Schüller: Engineer construction manager Baden-Württemberg. Bauwerk Verlag, Berlin 1999, page 489-490, ISBN 3-934369-01-4 .
  • Concrete and reinforced concrete construction. Issue 4/1971. ISSN  0005-9900 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Stuttgart telecommunications tower  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Dietrich Elias (Ed.): Yearbook of electrical telecommunications , Verlag für Wissenschaft und Leben Georg Heidecker 1974, ISBN 3-87862-125-6 , page 95.