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Panoramastraße 1A

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For the ever-popular panorama of the city, the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is a great place to go. As the tallest structure in Germany (standing at more than 650 feet), it's guaranteed to provide quite the view. Visitors can take one of two elevators to the top. If the 40-second trip makes you hungry, stop by the rotating Sphere Restaurant or Bar 203 for some light refreshments. 

Recent visitors said the panoramic views were a must-see, though a little overpriced. You can save money by purchasing tickets in advance online (which past visitors recommend that you do). Those with the Berlin WelcomeCard will also receive a discount on standard tickets. Ticket prices range from 12 to 21.50 euros when purchased online (about $13.50 to $24) and 9.50 to 16.50 euros when purchased on-site (about $11 to $19). 

The TV Tower is open from 9 or 10 a.m. to midnight, depending on the season. You can access it off the Berlin Alexanderplatz station of the S-Bahn or U-Bahn (line U2 or U5). For more information and to purchase advance tickets, check out the tower's website

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#1 Topography of Terror

The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) museum sits on the site of the Gestapo and SS Police's former headquarters during World War II. By walking the grounds and touring the documentation center, travelers can learn about the atrocities committed by those German officers that once worked at this very site.

Other interesting exhibits that detail Berlin between 1933 and 1945 are found on the grounds, including excavated portions of the old building. For a more in-depth look at the museum, you can take the free English-speaking tour, which is offered Sundays at 3:30 p.m. (Most exhibits are listed in German and English.) You'll want to sign up at the reception desk 30 minutes before the tour starts.  

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