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Mar 19, 2007, 10:39 AM
Official sources: "50 Jahre GroƟsendeanlage Ismaning", Bayerischer Rundfunk
Unofficial sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadelheim_Transmitter

Building Name: Stadelheim transmitter
Native Name: Sender Stadelheim
Other Names:
Address: Stadelheimer Strasse
City: Munich
Postal Code: 81549
State/Province: Bavaria
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): Stadelheim transmitter situated in close proximity to one of Germany's most famous prisons
went in service on March 1st, 1926. As antenna a T-antenna was used. This was first spun between two 100 metre tall lattice towers, but did not work
well, so in autumn 1926 these towers were replaced by 2 75 metre tall wooden lattice towers, which were the first wooden radio towers in Germany.
As the antenna of Stadelheim transmitter worked well, in consequence until 1935 many wooden radio owers were built in Germany ( Germany was until 1945 larger
than today and some parts of nowadays Poland belonged to Germany at those days. From these wooden towers only the radio tower of Gliwice still exists today).

In the night from November 22nd to November 23rd, 1930 a storm bent the towers in a height of 25 metres. The staff could build an auxilliary antenna between the stumps and so restart transmission soon.
As dbris of the towers damaged the transmitter building, the towers were afterwards rebuilt in a greater distance of the transmitter building.
On December 3rd, 1932 Ismaning transmitter took over his tasks. In November and December 1933, it was last time regular in service.


- antenna: 75 metres
- spire:
- roof:
- top floor:
- other heights:

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Destroyed

Construction Dates--
- started: 1926
- finished: 1926
- destroyed: 1934

Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 2

Structure Type(s): Tower
Building Use(s): Communication
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Wood


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Mar 19, 2007, 11:24 PM
These towers were ultimately scrapped after being damaged in 1930, so that is their destruction date. I will add the two ones built after these, too.

I would like to know if the ones that replaced these two after 1930 were also dismantled? I know the transmitter was shut down, but do the two wooden towers remain?