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The Fernsehturm's nickname, 'Telespargel' (television-asparagus) does not come close to expressing how this huge monument to tacky 20th-century culture dominates the sweeping, open square. This 368-meter high metal vegetable (it's a TV tower) sprouted from the concrete in the years 1965-69, during a particularly hideous Soviet-inspired architectural era in the East. During certain times of day, sunlight reflecting from the top caused a large cross-shaped light to shine down on the city. Called the Rache des Papstes (Pope's revenge) by nominally atheist East Berliners, the light-cross was an ironic result of socialist architecture. Rumour has it the architect was deprived of more than his next commission after that fiasco. At night, the Fernsehturm sometimes appears to be shooting light beams from the tower section, giving the impression it's a Death Star a la Star Wars.

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About TV Tower

 Panoramastr. 1A, Berlin, Germany

 +49 30 2423333

 http://www.tv-turm.de

TV Tower and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall(2 km)
Little is left of the Berlin Wall at its original site, which was destroyed almost everywhere when Germany was reunified in 1989.

Neues Museum

Neues Museum(0.8 km)
The Neues Museum or New Museum on Berlin’s Museuminsel stands as a monument to 19th century art appreciation, museum design and technological innovation.

Neue Kirche

Neue Kirche(1.5 km)
The Neue Kirche, also known as Deutscher Dom, is one of the 3 buildings of the ‘trinity ensemble’ in the Gendarmenmarkt square, along with the Französische Dom and the Konzerthaus.

Hanf Museum

Hanf Museum(0.5 km)
The Hemp Museum in Berlin is dedicated to the hemp plant, covering its cultivation, harvesting, and the processing of its different parts for use in various products.

Neptunbrunnen

Neptunbrunnen(0.3 km)
Neptunbrunnen is a bronze fountain by Reinhold Begas, built in 1891 as a present from the city of Berlin to the Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Rotes Rathaus

Rotes Rathaus(0.4 km)

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum(1 km)
The Pergamon Museum is partially closed for renovation until 2019.

Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie(0.8 km)
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on Berlin’s Museum Island is a part of the Berlin National Gallery, displaying artwork mainly from the 19th century, ranging from the idealism of early Neoclassicism and Romanticism to the great European movements of Impressionism and Symbolism, including Biedermeier and early Modernism.

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