Ten Strange and Interesting Facts About the Eiffel Tower

Ten Strange and Interesting Facts About the Eiffel Tower

The iron tower they call the Eiffel, which has become the symbol of France, is named after the company that built it, the Eiffel of France, Gustave. The tower, which is one of the most visited places in the world, has been visited by approximately 500 million people from the date of its construction until 2021. It was made with 18,038 iron bars by approximately 3000 workers. The interesting thing about the construction is that even though it was built in the 1800s, not a single worker lost his life. We said it was interesting because it is a myth that we hear often that people lose their lives making it. In the tower, which is 300 meters high, iron was preferred instead of steel, which is mostly used today. The tower, which is constantly maintained, albeit small, is painted with approximately 60 tons of paint every 7 years. If you found those little nuggets of information interesting you will love these ten facts…

Expo Fair

The Eiffel Tower was built for the Paris Expo in 1889. It is not intended to be permanent in the first place.


The Eiffel Tower was decided to be demolished in 1909, but it was decided to be preserved because it could be used as a radio antenna later on.


During World War II, the elevator cables of the Eiffel Tower were cut before the French visited Hitler’s Paris. The reason for this is to make use of the stairs in case Hitler wants to climb to the top of the Tower.


The Eiffel Tower is the most visited tourist attraction with a fee. In 2021, 7.9 million people visited the tower.

Victor Lustig

The swindler Victor Lustig (Victor Lustig was a highly skilled con artist from Austria-Hungary, who undertook a criminal career that involved conducting scams across Europe and the United States during the early 20th century. ) sold the Eiffel Tower to a metal scrap dealer.

Ten Strange and Interesting Facts About the Eiffel Tower


Although it was decided to build the Eiffel Tower first in Barcelona, ​​this idea was later abandoned.


The height of the Eiffel Tower is 300 meters. However, it undergoes a 15 cm change due to temperature-related stretching or expansion.


Inventor Franz Reichelt died in an attempt to jump from the Eiffel Tower with his own invention, a parachute.


To reach the top of the Eiffel Tower, you have to climb a total of 1665 steps. While the Tower does indeed have 1,665 steps from the ground to the top, you can only climb 674 of them, from the ground to the second floor (327, then 347 steps).


A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel (an American competitive archer and advocate for object sexuality.), who has an odd fetishist announced that she married the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

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