television tower in Berlin

The Berliner Fernsehturm or Fernsehturm Berlin (English: Berlin Television Tower) is the tallest television tower in central Berlin, Germany. It is 368 metres (1,207 ft) tall. The tower is the fourth highest television tower in Europe. It is located in a park in Berlin's Mitte district (Bezirk). When it was built in 1969, it was the second tallest television tower in the world. In 2021, it is one of the 10 most popular attractions in Germany. Over one million people visit the tower each year. The international-style television tower was built in 1965-1969 by Deutsche Post in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). It was built in the park next to the demolished Marienviertel. On October 3, 1969, the opening took place. The building is over 220 meters higher than the old Berlin radio tower from the 1920s in the western part of the city. As a landmark visible from far away, it shapes the skyline of the city. In opening scenes of movies related to Berlin, buildings such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column and the Reichstag building are often symbolized by the television tower.

Berliner Fernsehturm
The Fernsehturm seen from southwest
Fernsehturm is located in Berlin
Location within Berlin
General information
TypeTelevision tower, Restaurant, Observation tower
LocationBerlin,  Germany
Coordinates52°31′15″N 013°24′34″E / 52.52083°N 13.40944°E / 52.52083; 13.40944
Construction started1965
Completed3 October 1969; 54 years ago (1969-10-03)
Height368.03 m (1,207.45 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectHermann Henselmann
Main contractorGDR government

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