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The Berlin Television Tower

At 368 metres, Berlin’s television tower is the highest structure in Germany. It took just four years to build in the former GDR. Its inauguration in 1969 was also the start of the colour television age in the East. The restaurant and viewing area inside the silver sphere are a particular attraction – rotating once an hour around their own axis.

How much does the television tower weigh?
325 ICE trains
21,000 cars

Did you know that …

when the sun shines on the silver sphere a cross appears? Which is why in the vernacular the tower is known as “St Walter” and “Ulbricht’s Cathedral”, referring to the Chairman of the State Council of East Germany at the time, Walter Ulbricht, and the fact that the communists were atheists.