The Fernsehturm Berlin (Berlin TV Tower) is a television tower in Berlin (Germany). It was built in 1965-1969 by German Democratic Republic (East Germany) as Berlin’s symbol. It is located in Alexanderplatz and considered as the tallest building in Germany with the height of 368 meters. In 1964, leaders of the Socialist Unity Party allowed the construction of this TV Tower to be designed based on Fernsehtrum Stuttgart mixed with the first human-made Earth Satellite, Sputnik.
The tower also included in The World Federation of Great Towers. The tower has restaurant and observation area for visitors to view Berlin in 360 degree. Please note that the tower is usually quite busy, so maybe it is best to buy the ticket online. We cancelled the visit to this tower because of long queue.
This post also to respond the Daily Post Weekly Challenge: Monument.
I really love this one. I’ve been there a few years ago, but I couldn’t capture it nicely. Well done you! 🙂
Thank you Emese! Too bad that I did not manage to enter the tower – we had limited time back then and the queue was too long. I hope to return, Berlin is a nice city, don’t you think so? 😉
Yes it is. I love Berlin, very interesting city. With a very interesting history.
Its so nice. your blog is eye candy. Looking forward to being about to travel again
Thank you so much Lana 🙂 Just change the design, I am glad you like it..
Fernsehturm is really a classical monument of Berlin, isn’t it! And you have captured it’s stunning architecture wnderfully in these images.
Thank you so much Otto! I really appreciate your comment, it truly makes my day! Your photography tips and advice are inspiring (recently I practice with wide angle for a maternity portrait session 🙂 ).
I hope you enjoyed the wide angle approach.
Yup! It did give special effect and actually I am impressed how sharp the portrait..Thanks so much for the tip.
as always stunning photos!
the last one, the tower reflected, is brilliant…
I visited Berlin some time ago for two days only, but didn’t have much time for shooting… hope to return there some day…
Thank you Alexandra! I visited Berlin in short term as well, it is a vibrant city with lots of historical monuments. I hope you will return to Berlin someday!