Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Panoramastrasse 1a
Telephone
+49 30 247 575 875
Getting there
Bus: 100, 200, TXL
Ubahn: Alexanderplatz
Sbahn: Alexanderplatz
More information
www.tv-turm.de
Prices
adult/child €13/8.50, premium ticket adult/child €19.50/12
Opening hours
9am-midnight Mar-Oct, 10am-midnight Nov-Feb, last ascent 11.30pm
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Germany's tallest structure, the TV Tower has been soaring 368m high since 1969 and is as iconic to Berlin as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. On clear days, views are stunning from the panorama level at 203m or from the upstairs restaurant , which makes one revolution per hour. To shorten the wait, buy a timed ticket 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’.