Funkturm BerlinHammarskjöldplatz, Berlin
Tel: +49 30 30381905
4.0 Stars written by Lekso Kanchaveli
The Funkturm is our miniature version of the Eiffel Tour at the fair grounds of Messe Berlin. You can go up and have a view of West Berlin. There is also a restaurant up there. Entrance is 3 EUR for the restaurant level or 5 EUR for the platform above. You don’t need to be an architecture expert to know where the idea for Berlin’s 150-metre-high radio tower came from.
Its designer Heinrich Straumer clearly based his steel framework construction on the Eiffel Tower, and the Berliner Funkturm was inaugurated during the Great German Radio Exhibition in 1926. Not long after, during the 7th edition of the exhibition, Albert Einstein himself gave a speech from the base of the Funkturm.
The tower later made history in 1936 when it transmitted the world’s first regular television programme.
The observation platform is at 124 metres and has a view to rival the Fensehturm, precisely because the Fernsehturm is part of the panorama!
Pros: It’s a mini Eiffel Tour!!
Cons: Kinda far away from everything.
5.0 Stars written by Luis Carrillo
I cannot wait to come back and experience this adventure once again.
4.0 Stars written by Arugam Bay
It's a simple radio tower about half the size of the Eiffel one in Paris. Nothing special these days. But in bygone years this was a true Berlin icon. Which greeted everyone coming into the isolated city via the old transit Autobahn from the South and West
3.0 Stars written by Michael Luu
Went to the green week. Massive building easy to get lost but all in all OK
5.0 Stars written by Steffen Meyer
Lit at night like Paris Eiffeltower. Restaurant on top.