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The Berliner Funkturm or Funkturm Berlin (Radio Tower Berlin) is a transmitting tower in Berlin, built between 1924 and 1926. It is 150m high, with an open-air observation deck at approximately 125m. From March 22, 1935, it was the world's first regular television broadcasting station.


Berliner Funkturm - Berlin visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Berliner Funkturm' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berlin.

Berliner Funkturm is a popular landmark and tourist attraction in Berlin. Built between 1924 and 1926 by Heinrich Straumer, the Funkturm Berlin is one of the oldest radio towers in Europe and a protected monument. Built from steel in a manner similar to the Eiffel Tower, it rises from the Berlin trade fair ground in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough to a height of 150m. From 1935 the Berliner Funkturm also broadcast the first, regular television programme on earth.

At the top of the Berliner Funkturm is a restaurant and viewing platform which offers stunning panoramic views over Berlin. For this reason the Berliner Funkturm is a very popular tourist attraction. At night the tower is often lit up with neon lighting, making it a 24 hour landmark visible for miles around. Among the landmarks visible in this panorama is the taller Fernsehturm tower.

Entrance to the Berliner Funkturm is ticketed.


Berliner Funkturm
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin, Germany
030 3038-2996


Bus: Berlin ZOB
Train: Messe Süd (Eichkamp) (S9, S75), Westkreuz (S5, S7, S9, S41, S42, S46, S75), Messe Nord/ICC (S41, S42, S46)
U-Bahn: Theodor-Heuss-Platz (U2), Kaiserdamm (U2)

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