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Berliner Fernsehturm

Tower Berlin, Germany

From national symbol of the GDR to a symbol of a reunited Berlin Berliner Fernsehturm

The Fernsehturm is a television tower in central Berlin. Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965-69 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of Berlin. It remains the latter today, as it is easily visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin. With its height of 368 meters (including antenna), it is the tallest structure in Germany and the second-tallest structure in the European Union.

Of three tallest structures in Europe, it is 0.5m shorter than the Riga Radio and TV Tower, and 8m taller than the Trbovlje Power Station in 2017. In addition to its main function as the location of several radio and television broadcasting stations, the building – internally known as "Fernmeldeturm 32" – serves as a viewing tower with observation deck including a bar at a height of 203 metres, as well as a rotating restaurant. Also, the Berlin TV Tower can be booked as a venue for events. The distinctive city landmark has undergone a radical, symbolic transformation: After German reunification, it changed from a politically charged, national symbol of the GDR into a citywide symbol of a reunited Berlin. Due to its universal and timeless design, it has increasingly been used as a trademark and is identified worldwide with Berlin and Germany. In 1979, the Berlin TV Tower received monument status by the GDR, a status which was perpetuated after the German reunification. The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the country and is often in the establishing shot of films set in Berlin, alongside monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Victory Column and the Reichstag building. It is also one of the ten most popular attractions in Germany with more than 1,000,000 visitors every year. Due to its location near Alexanderplatz, it is occasionally called Alex Tower.

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Observation Deck Tickets Adults € 15.50 / children €9.50 / free entry for children under 4 Student ticket: 20%- Discount for the Observation Deck Ticket at the ticket desk (with student identity card) Fast View Ticket For those who would like to plan their own visit to the observation deck. Choose the date and time of your visit to the observation deck, 203 m above Berlin and Berlin’s highest bar, Bar 203, to beat the queues at the ticket desk and entrance :19,50 € Concession for children aged 4-14: 12,00 € TICKETS RESTAURANT "SPHERE" The Inner Circle Restaurant Ticket guarantees fast track entry and a table in the Sphere Restaurant’s inner circle. A table will be reserved for you automatically when you book your ticket. After your meal, you can continue your visit on the observation deck and in Bar 203, Berlin's highest bar. 19,50 € Concession for children aged 4-14: 12,00 € ENJOY THE BEST VIEW OF BERLIN: The Window Table Restaurant Ticket guarantees fast track entry and a window table in the Sphere Restaurant. A table with a great view will be reserved for you automatically when you book your ticket. After your meal, you can continue your visit on the observation deck and in Bar 203, Berlin's highest bar. 23,50 € Concession for children aged 4-14: 15,00 €

Opening Time
    Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Contacts
+49 30 247575875

Location
Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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