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The Fernsehturm was built in 1969 on the Alexanderplatz to show how modern the former GDR (the German Democratic Republic) was. The observation platform of this 368 metres high tower offers a view, provided the weather is good, up to no less than 40 km. Originally constructed as a television tower, it is now also a popular tourist attraction. Not only because of the amazing view by the way: also because you are able to eat at that same height in a rotating restaurant. We advise you to book your tickets beforehand to avoid the long waiting queue. This is actually mandatory to gain access to the restaurant.
2. Botanical Garden
The botanical garden of 43 hectares (86 football fields!) is one of the largest in the world. This gigantic greenhouse accommodates more than 22,000 different plant species, varying from colourful flowers to metres-high cactuses. It is nice and warm inside and the humidity level is quite high – so keep in mind that you may sweat a bit yourself.
When you think of Germany, you think of beer gardens. Cosy gardens filled with long wooden tables, atmospheric lighting, tall trees and, obviously, pints of beer and delicious German snacks. Try “Biergarten Cassiopeia” sometime in the Warschauer Straβe. You can also visit the large city park Tiergarten for this purpose. Combine it with a small boat trip on the lake or a walk through the park.