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Reasons I Miss Berlin #4 – The Fernsehturm

The Fernsehturm (TV Tower) in Berlin with a bird hovering nearby

The Fernsehturm is without doubt the most iconic building in Berlin and at 368m dominates the skyline.

Naturally, as the tallest building in a flat city it affords wonderful views over Berlin, with one disappointment – you can’t see it when you’re inside it.

There are other spectacular viewpoints in Berlin from which it can be seen though.  I would recommend paying to see it from the Sun Deck of the Park Inn and getting a free view from the Parkdeck of the Neukölln Arcaden.  I will also be trying out the Panormapunkt at Potsdamer Platz in 2013 so expect more photos of this magical TV Tower – The Fernsehturm.

Snapshot: Der Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

Der Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) seen from the Lustgarten

The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is a beautiful old church in the heart of Berlin.  Damaged during the war, it has been beautifully restored and the interior is as spectacular as the outside (check out my photos here).

Like the Fernsehturm, this is a Berlin landmark that I photograph often.  Don’t be put off a visit to the Berliner Dom by the €7 entrance fee – it’s worth it for the 360º view from the gallery alone.

Snapshot: Ferris Wheel and Rotes Rathaus at Night

A Ferris Wheel set up for the Berliner Weihnachtszeit Christmas Market at Alexanderplatz and the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall) in Berlin

This is the same Ferris Wheel as featured in my Snapshot: Fernsehturm and Ferris Wheel post.  It has been set up in Berlin near the Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain) on the south western side of the Fernsehturm as part of the Berliner Weihnachtszeit Christmas Market near Alexanderplatz.  In the background you can see the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall).

Snapshot: Fernsehturm and Ferris Wheel

As I am launching a new series of posts, my Snapshots of Berlin, it seemed fitting to start with a photo of my favourite Berlin building, the Fernsehturm (TV Tower).  The Ferris Wheel has been set up as part of the Christmas Market.

The Fernsehturm and a Ferris Wheel set up for the Christmas Market at sunset from the Schlossplatz in Berlin

This photo was taken from The Schlossplatz as the sun was setting and the Fernsehturm was lit up in a beautiful golden light

I’ve taken pictures from the Fernsehurm at sunset and pictures of it at sunset from the Park Inn, which is also in the photo.