Berlin is one of the few cities in the world that has played an immense role in the world history. Berlin is the capital of Germany and is also its cultural hub. It came into existence in the 13th century, and is today known for its art and culture, nightlife, fabulous food and modern architecture. It is a vibrant modern city that has the combination of both grit and glamour.
During the 20th century, Berlin put an unparalleled mark in the history books due to some dramatic turn of events and the reminder of that is the Berlin Wall.
When we think of Berlin, then the first picture that comes to mind is of the most famous landmark of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate. This symbol of division is a monument that beats in every Berliner’s heart and has created an identity in the minds of the tourists the world over. However, another landmark that is also very famous and in the must be visited list for tourist is the Berlin TV tower.
Berlin Television Tower: Anyone who has visited Berlin would have surely noticed the Berlin TV Tower. It is a hard to miss this structure, as it is 368 meters tall and is visible on the city’s landscape from a long distance. It is also the highest building in Europe that is accessible to the general public.
Also known locally as the Berliner Fernsehturm, it was inaugurated on the 3rd of October in the year 1969. Its height is not its only claim to fame, and it also symbolically demonstrates the superiority and power of the socialist society. Even after so many years, this tower is still recognized as a landmark of Germany.
Berlin Television Tower is also one of the most visited tourist spots in Berlin. Over 1.2 million people from 86 countries visit this imposing structure and go all the way up to the observatory level. The observatory is 200 meters above the ground level and gives a breathtaking view of the bubbling and bustling city below.
You get a 360 degree panoramic view of the city and can spot all the major landmarks from up here. The Reichstag or the Parliament Building, the Brandenburg Gate, the main Railway station, the Museumsinsel, Potsdamer Platz and the Olympic Stadium can all be spotted from the observatory deck.
The souvenir shops of the tower are stocked with t-shirts with pictures of Berlin Television Tower and it is one of the most loved souvenirs to take home from a Berlin trip.
Tickets to the Tower: If you are planning to visit the Berlin Television Tower then it would be best to buy the tickets online. As it is so well visited and at times crowded, so getting the tickets on the spot might be troublesome. Some tour companies have an option to 2 different kinds of tickets to choose from:
- Early Bird Ticket: This is a morning ticket that is valid from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. The ticket gives access to the observatory deck. You can easily book the ticket online and avoid the hassle of waiting at the entrance to enjoy the sights of Berlin in the early morning sun.
- Late Night Ticket: To see Berlin in its sparkling night light, you can opt for the night ticket that is valid from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. At this time, you can enjoy a view of the city’s night skyline.
These tickets are easily available at the Musement Berlin site. Buy any of the above tickets and spend as much time as you want on top of the tower. This is a perfect way to begin or end your sightseeing day in Berlin.