Visitors can rappel nearly 575-foot-tall TV tower

TALLIN, Estonia (NBC/RTV) — It’s not just about broadcasting or a pretty view; the Tallin TV tower also gives those who are adventurous enough an exciting way to descend.

Visitors can test their fear of heights by rappelling from the tower’s nearly 575-foot-tall observation deck.

Before the descent, each person is instructed by a guide on safety features and rules of conduct.

One said the hardest part was taking that first step into thin air.

The TV tower’s management says it’s the highest building in Estonia with the highest observation deck in northern Europe.

Rappelling is offered to people who are older than 14 and weigh less than 220 pounds.

Depending on the speed, the descent can take up to 15 minutes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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