Ostankino TV Tower to offer excursions with audio guides in two languages

Ostankino TV Tower to offer excursions with audio guides in two languages
Visitors will learn about the tower and Moscow sites seen from its observation deck.

The Ostankino TV Tower will offer audio guides in Russian and English languages. The service will be operational this month.

“The excursion with audio guides will be launched ahead of the 50th anniversary of the building of the tower, which is observed this year,” reported the PR and Mass Media Department of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network’s affiliate, the Moscow Regional Centre (Ostankino TV Tower).

The audio guide will introduce visitors to the history of the tower’s construction and interesting facts. Guests will learn that architect Nikolai Nikitin was inspired to the tower’s design by an upturned lily and that there are more than one observation decks there.

The audio guide will help visitors study the capital’s panorama on their own. The observation deck presents a view of the Moscow Kremlin, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the National Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh), the main building of Lomonosov Moscow State University and of the Moscow City business centre from a height of 337 metres. Audio guide users will also get a special map with electronic markings next to the main sights seen from the observation tower. They can be scanned by the audio guide which will begin speaking about the site or building. In all, the map will include over 20 Moscow landmarks.

The audio guide will be available for rent at the Souvenirs pavilion of the excursion bureau or at the gift kiosk of Ostankino TV Tower.

According to the Moscow Regional Centre, visitors will be able to keep the map after the end of the excursion as a souvenir of their experience.

In May, Ostankino TV Tower will allow visitors on a platform located 85 metres above the ground. It will provide a view of the tower’s inner structure, including steel cables of a total length of 35 km.