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Fernsehturm Berlin Reviews
Famous TV Tower in Berlin Apr 30, 2011
The Fernsehturn is a televison tower in Berlin, really famous because it is visible throughout most parts of the central and suburban districts of Berlin.
The Tower is set really close to Aleksanderplatz in Mitte district and you can easily get there by metro.
The tower is more than 360 meters high so it's a perfect place to watch the city from the above.
The cost of tickets to get at the top of Fernsehturn is about 10 euro (can vary depending on how age are you etc.)
The biggest problem is connected with very long queues to get at the top - you can spend even 2 hours waiting for your turn (especially in the afternoon).
WHAT'S AT THE TOP:
At the top of the tower there is a cafe restaurant and of course beatiful views seen from the windows - a perfect prize for standing in long queues ;-)
The TV Tower is often called "Telespargel" by the locals because of its characteristic shape similar to asparagus :)
Part of the Weekend in Berlin travel blog
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Focal Point Of Berlin May 16, 2010
Probably the best place to start with in Berlin. Easy directions, get the S-Bahn or U-Bahn to Alexanderpkatz and look up :D.
Standing at 203m it pretty much dominates the skyline of Berlin, and once you've been you can use it to get your bearings just about anywhere. Not pretty architecturally, and it looks,a nd I think I read somewhere, that the East Germans copied the TV tower in Stuttgart( certainly looks like the one on the hill there).
There are automatic ticket machines as soon as you go in the door, but the queue was massive there, and we walked round and found the queue at the cash desk was a lot smaller.
Cost €10-50 for my ticket, but daughters was cheaper. Each ticket has an access number on it and there are screens showing times for groups of tickets. Problem was these were 10 minute time slots, and it only covered half an hour. Looking at the numbers being allowed in, I reckoned we would be an hour, so went out for a wander round the area.
Got back 57 minutes later :D to find we had three minutes left to get in our time slot. Don't think they would have bothered if you were just a bit late.
Access is blocked until they open the barriers, and there is a waiting area before security. They were searching only bags, but quite strict with the no food and drink being allowed up. I had my bottle of Irn Bru tucked in my pocket, so got away with it, other folk they gave labels to and you could write your nam on your drinks and claim them back n the way out.
Two manned express lifts to take you to the top and we had a 5-10 minute wait for them, as they only tale about a dozen people at a time.
Great views once you are up there, and you can see and relate where all the other various landmarks sit in relation to each other. Also still a good contrast between East and West, mostly definable by the housing.
Like I said great place to start off.
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Incredible views over the city Jan 22, 2009
The Berlin Television Tower was built in 1969 and since then is become one of the most popular sport for taking photos.I would recommend you to start your visit here as it has the best views over the city.
The ticket is 10 euros, and you can stay as long as you want. It takes you 33 seconds to get to the top as it moves 6 meters per second. We went there early in the morning, as we wanted to have breakfast there, but they opened at 10am. It might be the winter timetable, not sure...
Once you get to the top, you have two floors. The first floor is the observation deck showing you maps of the city explaining the main areas and places to visit. Then, if you go up some stairs you will find the most incredible bar/restaurant. The restaurant's floor spins around its own axis twice every hour, so you can have a drink or have a coffee while you enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
We read they opened at 9 am but at that time was still close, so we had to wait until 10 am having a coffee in a Starbucks very close from there. When we got to the restaurant was already around 11am, so we decided to do a crazy thing... we had a champagne glass! heheheh it was funny, as we got in the best mood!
I strongly recommend to start your day there with a nice glass of champagne!
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