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"Television Tower" TV Tower - Fernsehturm Tip by magor65

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

  Television Tower
by magor65

This architectural symbol of East Germany was completed in 1969. I am sure that it was then an object of real pride and admiration. Its picture appeared also in all handbooks of German that we learned from in Polish schools. How I wished I could go to Berlin and climb the Tower to look at ' a better world' from its top. All these recollections came back vividly to me when I stood at the foot of this giant in May 2005.
The Tower is 368 metres high and in the ball there is a restaurant with a rotating floor.
986 steps lead to the top but of course there is no need to climb them, as there are two lifts to transport visitors.
The weight of the ball is 4.800 t.
The floor in the restaurant rotates twice an hour allowing the guests to admire the full panorama during one meal.

Address: Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn: Alexanderplatz
Phone: 242 33 33

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 25, 2005
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