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Berliner Fernsehturm
Berlin - Berliner Fernsehturm1.jpg
The Fernsehturm seen from southwest
General information
Status Complete
Type Television tower, Restaurant, Observation tower
Location Berlin,  Germany
Coordinates 52°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 started 1965
Completed 3 October 1969; 52 years ago (1969-10-03)
Height 368.03 m (1,207.45 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hermann Henselmann
Main contractor GDR government

The Fernsehturm (English: 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). He was in the year of completion in 1969, the second highest television tower in the world and is one of the 10th 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 and landmark visible from afar, 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.

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