Berlin Art & Architecture - A Walking Tour Itinerary Through Germany’s Capital City - Day 3
You have landed on the final installment of our three-part travel series that offers a long weekend of walking tour itineraries through Berlin. Welcome (or welcome back if you’ve read the first and/or second blog)!
In blog 1 and 2, we explored Berlin’s rich history and how moments from its past have influenced its culture today. In this last blog, we’ll focus on an area of town where art and architecture are on full display. Go grab your sneakers.
Walking Tour Itinerary - For The Art & Architecture Aficionado
We start today’s walking tour at the tallest structure in Germany - The Berliner Fernsehturm. The Berlin TV Tower, as it’s also known, is 368 meters tall and can be seen from most neighborhoods in Berlin. It is the tallest building in Europe that’s open to the public. When you emerge from the Alexanderplatz Bahnhof train station to start today’s tour, you’ll see it rising high above you and the Berlin skyscape.
The Berlin TV Tower was built in the mid 1960s to serve as a broadcast tower. Today, the antenna broadcasts more than 60 programs from stations like VOX, QVC, Disney Channel Germany, and Eurosport.
Around the base of the tower, you’ll find specialty shops, boutique hotels, cafes and restaurants, but if you’re an early riser, book a breakfast reservation at Sphere, the tower’s rotating restaurant. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday as early as 9:00 AM. After a 40 second elevator ride to the top, you’ll choose your meal from a menu that includes regional, vegan, and kid-friendly fare plus coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
If you’re starting this itinerary in the afternoon or with a full belly, start your tour at the observation deck where you’ll get a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of Berlin. You can cap the experience with a beer and boulette at Bar 203 also on the observation deck. You can grab tickets at https://tv-turm.de/en/.
The next stop on this tour is just an 11 minute walk down Karl-Liebknecht-Straße.
The Berlin Cathedral is the second stop in this itinerary. The cathedral is a monumental and richly decorated church and crypt for the kings, princes, emperors, and other important individuals who ruled the German Empire for over 500 years.