Photographer's Note

These are two landmarks of Berlin, the tower of the town hall, the Rotes Rathaus (red town hall) and the television tower.

The "Red Town Hall" got its name because of its facade design out of red clinkers. It is the seat of the Berlin senate and of the governing mayor. It is situated right in the middle of Berlin (see map view right hand). It was built from 1861 to 1869. Its tower has a height of 94 metres.

The television tower with a height of 368 - the highest building of Germany- was built from 1965 to 1969 by the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) administration who intended it as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today. There is a visitor platform and a rotating restaurant in the middle of the sphere. The visitor platform is at a height of about 204 m above the ground and visibility can reach 42 km on a clear day. The restaurant, which rotates once every 30 minutes, is a few metres above the visitors platform.

You can see "Rotes Rathaus" HERE and the television tower HERE.

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Additional Photos by Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
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