One of the highlights of the trip to Berlin was ascending the city's Fernsehturm, which is German for "television tower." The iconic tower is situated in Alexanderplatz and dominates the city's central and eastern skyline. The tower was built in the mid 1960s as a symbol of communist superiority in the former DDR. It's an archetype of the massive, modernist Eastern Bloc architecture of that period.
My ticket number is 2302 ...
The ear-popping elevator speeds at 16 meters per second. Unfortunately, no pics. The ride is too short and the lift is too crowded.
Looking southeast from the observation deck. BTW: It was overcast that day so some of the pics will be cloudy or darker. And the southwest view ...
Love, love, love the rounded horizon.
Looking west toward the Reichstag (Parliament), which is the rounded glass building upper right. The boulevard on the left is the famous Unter den Linden. It passes through the Brandenburg Gate and into the Tiergarten.
And a view of the tower from the south.