television tower in Berlin

The Berliner Fernsehturm or Fernsehturm Berlin (English: Berlin Television Tower) is the tallest television tower in central Berlin, Germany at 368 metres (1,207 ft) and the fourth highest television tower in Europe. It is located in the park at the television tower in Berlin's Mitte district (Bezirk). When it was completed in 1969, it was the second highest television tower in the world. In 2021, it is one of the 10 most popular attractions in Germany with over one million visitors annually. The international-style television tower was built in 1965-1969 by Deutsche Post in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) 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, the capital next to buildings such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column and the Reichstag building is often symbolized by the television tower.

Berliner Fernsehturm
Berlin - Berliner Fernsehturm1.jpg
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; 13.40944Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 013°24′34″E / 52.52083°N 13.40944°E / 52.52083; 13.40944
Construction started1965
Completed3 October 1969; 53 years ago (1969-10-03)
Height368.03 m (1,207.45 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectHermann Henselmann
Main contractorGDR government

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