Very slowly, the incredible panorama of Berlin passes by the large glass panes. The Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the boulevard "Unter den Linden" - the view of the sights of the German capital from above opens up completely new perspectives. Served with carpaccio of beef with truffle cream and arugula, colorful falafel bow or covered apple pie.

In reality, of course, it is the restaurant that rotates around the tower. 360 degrees within an hour. But so be it: The restaurant in lofty heights, the "Sphere," is one of the two big attractions of the TV tower. Red leather chairs, digital seat indicators and a "starry sky" on the ceiling make for a mix of modern design and retro chic that is well worth seeing. The second highlight is the viewing platform at a height of 203 meters. The visitor elevators take around 40 seconds to transport you to the top. The 360-degree panoramic view of the Berlin skyline is magnificent. In "Bar 203," Germany's highest bar, you can toast the capital.

The Berlin TV Tower, which at 368 meters is the tallest structure in Germany, was built between 1965 and 1969 in the park next to the TV Tower in Berlin's Mitte district. It has always had great symbolic value for the city. But while in GDR times it was regarded as a national symbol of the strength and efficiency of the socialist social system, today it is considered one of the outstanding examples of a citywide structure in reunified Berlin. With its unique shape and distinctive sphere, reminiscent of the Soviet Sputnik satellites, it has become one of the landmarks of reunified Germany.

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Cover photo: Berlin landmark - the television tower © JFL Photography -

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