"If you like views..." TV Tower - Fernsehturm Tip by Colzy

TV Tower - Fernsehturm, Berlin: 102 reviews and 193 photos

  View from the top...
by Colzy

If it is a clear day and the line isn't too long I would definitely reccomend heading up for some nice views. The elevator ride takes you up about 200m in 40 seconds which is a bit of fun. There are directional indicators and an hour can easily be idled away gazing out at the skyline recognising the citys famous landmarks.

The history of the tower is very interesting. The former GDR saw the necessity to build a powerful transmitter in the middle of the eastern part of Berlin and in addition to this the Television Tower was meant to become an architectural and political symbol. Each year now about 1 million people visit the tower to soak in the views and have the opportunity to enjoy the restaurant at the top that rotates twice an hour.

Opening hours are:
March - October: 9.00 am - 1.00 am
November - February: 10.00 am - midnight

Adults: 7.50 Euro
up to 16 years: 3.50 Euro

Address: Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: S-BahnS5, S7, S75, S9
U-BahnU2, U5, U8
Bus100, 148, 200

If you are anywhere near Alexanderplatz just look up!

othercontact: info@berlinerfernsehturm.de
Phone: 242 33 33
Website: http://www.berlinerfernsehturm.de

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2005
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