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"Pie in the Sky - Fernsehturm" TV Tower - Fernsehturm Tip by Ekaterinburg

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

  Up there with the jet trails - Fernsehturm
by Ekaterinburg
  • Up there with the jet trails - Fernsehturm - Berlin
      Up there with the jet trails - Fernsehturm
    by Ekaterinburg
  • Pie in the Sky - Fernsehturm - Berlin
  • Pie in the Sky - Fernsehturm - Berlin

When you see this particular spire looming ahead of you ( and you can see it from most places ) you definitely know you are in Berlin. At 368 feet high, it is Germany's tallest structure and one of this city's most visited tourist attractions. It is quite stunning as transmitters go and I think it might not be unreasonable to suppose that it's size was as much to do with making a visual statement of power as it was about its actual day-to-day function.

This spectacular creation took four years to build and has been in service since 1969. At the top , on a fine day, you can see, if not forever, at least to a distance of 40 kms ,and the views over the city are obviously terrific. As well as the viewing station, there's a restaurant on top which makes a 360 degree turn every 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I didn't experience any of this for myself as I'm too claustrophobic to travel in lifts and the mere thought of being up so high makes me queasy. So I had to content myself with admiring it from the ground and taking multiple photos. Vt member MgMarcus has great photos from the top on his Berlin page , if you want to check them out.

The Fernsehturm website is excelllent and gives a virtual visual tour of the interior. If like me you are too chicken to take that 40 second elevator to the top, then you might find this of interest.

Address: Alexanderplatz, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn: Alexanderplatz
Phone: +49 (0) 30/242 33 33

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2008
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