Saturday, October 10, 2015

Interesting Facts About Eiffel Tower - Paris .

1. There are over thirty replicas of the Eiffel Tower around the world.

Eiffel Tower replicas can be seen in America, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Pakistan, China, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Romania, UK etc.

2.One should climb 1,665 steps to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower.

There is even a race called “Vertical” that determines the best climbers of the Eiffel Tower.

3.During WWII, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.

The lifts were repaired only in 1946. During the Nazi occupation, the tower was closed for public.

4.The Eiffel tower is the most visited paid tower in the world.

It was visited by 7 million people in 2011 alone.

5.The Eiffel Tower was originally painted red.

It appeared in red color in the center of Paris in 1889.