"The Tele-Café" Germany Restaurant Tip by traveldave

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The Tele-Café is located in the 1,207-foot (368-meter) Berlin Television Tower, the tallest structure in the city. (Its windows are the large bronze-colored windows visible just below the centerline, or equator, of the tower's sphere in the picture).

The restaurant, which is at the 679-foot (207-meter) level, revolves once every 30 minutes, so during the course of a meal diners are treated to a 360-degree panoramic view of Berlin. (At the time of my visit, the restaurant revolved once every hour, but the speed was increased during a major restoration project that took place in the 1990s).

Nowadays, the Tele-Café features traditional Berlin and German cuisine, as well as a variety of international dishes. At the time of my visit, the Tele-Café was in East Berlin and only foreign visitors and East German officials were allowed. Ordinary East German citizens were not permitted to eat in the restaurant. And as is so often the case in Communist countries, the food was mediocre. However, the view more than made up for the poor quality of the food.

Price Comparison: about average
Directions: The Tele-Café is located in the Berlin Television Tower at Panoramastraße 1A, Alexanderplatz in downtown Berlin.
Rating: 3
Theme: German/Austrian

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2012
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