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TV Tower in Berlin

TV Tower in Berlin

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It's hard to believe but the Berlin Television Tower is the tallest building in Germany and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in Europe. The TV tower towering over Alexanderplatz can be seen from afar. The tower is a landmark of Berlin. Many visitors and Berliners visit the TV tower. Take the high-speed elevator to the viewing platform or reserve a seat in the restaurant.

History of the Berlin TV Tower:

In 1952 the GDR was conceded only two television frequency ranges in Stockholm.The city of Berlin was characterized not to be equipped with a number of smaller channels. There were disturbances in television reception. It had to be built a powerful transmitter.

Originally the tower with a height of 130 meters was supposed to be in the Berlin Müggelbergen. The building was approved and construction works started. On 13 December 1955 the minister of interior Karl Maron called for an immediate halt to the construction. They had noticed that the tower was only eight kilometers from Berlin-Schönefeld airport and could jeopardize flight operations due to the height. Compromise efforts were unsuccessful and therefore the building was closed on November 15th 1956. Many other sites were discussed. Since the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1962 the cost blew, the transmitter was placed backwards. 1964 Walter Ulbricht ordered to built the TV tower at Alexanderplatz. The work was started immediately and in October 1969 the tower was inaugurated.

 

 

The Berlin TV Tower today:

In the year of German reunification in 1990, the tower was supposed to be along with the Palace of the Republic. But many votes were against it and Federal Republic opted for the preservation of the television tower. The new operator, the German Telekom, has invested 50 million marks for the modernization of the tower.

The television tower is 368 meters high. The observation deck is located at an altitude of 203 meters. From there you have an outstanding view over the rooftops of Berlin. The restaurant is located one floor up. It rotates once in half an hour around its own axis. The TV Tower is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin and we affectionately call it the "Telespargel" ("tele-asparagus").

The TV Tower is one of Berlin's top 10 attractions.

 

Address: Panorama Road 1A, 10178 Berlin
Opening times: March to October 9 AM-Midnight; from November to February 10 AM-Midnight 
Admission: 13 Euro, reduced 8,50 Euro
Public transport: S + U Alexanderplatz (S5, S7, S75, U5, U8, U2), Bus: 100, 200, 248 (S + U Alexanderplatz), N5, N65 (U Alexanderplatz) Tram: M2, M4 , M5, M6 (S + U Alexanderplatz)

 

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Tickets for the Berlin TV Tower:
Get your priority VIP entry to the Panorama Floor of the Berlin TV Tower with a window seat. Enjoy a fantastic view over Berlin from over 200 meters!
With this ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs € 23.50. offer Page

 

With this ticket you enjoy priority admission. You will avoid long queues and climb, without waiting on seemingly endless lines of people, directly to the top of the tower at 203 to 207 meters in height.
With this ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs € 21.50. offer Page

 

Enjoy champagne and breakfast and VIP entry to the Berlin TV Tower. Walk past the queue.
With the ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs 59 €. offer Page

 

Stroll past the queue and enjoy a VIP lunch in the Berlin TV tower!
With the ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs 59,90 €. offer Page

 

Take this ticket and walk past the queue. Enjoy a VIP dinner in the Berlin TV tower!
With the ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs 93,90 €. offer Page

 

With this ticket you enjoy priority admission. There is also a table in the restaurant reserved for you.
With the ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs 19,90 €. offer Page

 

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