Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm information

Berlin , Germany
Address
Street Panoramastrasse 1a
Telephone
+49 30 247 575 875
Getting there
subway Alexanderplatz
train Alexanderplatz
More information
www.tv-turm.de
Prices
adult/child €13/8.50, Fast View ticket €19.50/11.50
Opening hours
9am-midnight Mar-Oct, 10am-midnight Nov-Feb
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Lonely Planet review

Germany's tallest structure, the 368m-high TV Tower is as iconic to Berlin as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. On clear days, views from the panorama level at 203m are unbeatable. The upstairs Restaurant Sphere (mains €14-28) makes one revolution per hour. To skip the line, buy tickets online.

Built in 1969, the tower was supposed to demonstrate the GDR's engineering prowess but ended up being a bit of a laughing stock when it turned out that, when hit by the sun, the steel sphere below the antenna produced the reflection of a giant cross. West Berliners gleefully dubbed the phenomenon ‘the Pope’s revenge’.