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The Grunewald Tower is a lookout tower on the Karlsberg in the Berlin district of Grunewald. Located on the western edge of the forest of the Grunewald on the Havelchaussee 61, offers a view over the Havel from the observation deck at 36 meters height.
In the year 1897 the district council of the district Teltow decided on the suggestion of his district councilor Ernst von Stubenrauch to erect a memorial in memory of the centenary of the 1888 deceased Prussian king and German emperor Wilhelm I. On the Karlsberg in Grunewald an observation tower was to be built. The project was entrusted to Franz Schwechten, who had already set up his service building for the Teltow district. Schwechten's design was approved by Kaiser Wilhelm II on March 10, 1897. In the summer of 1897, the trees on the top of the Karlsberg were cleared for construction and the dome itself was leveled. In October of the same year, the actual construction was started. One and a half years later, on March 22, 1899, the building was completed and on June 9, 1899, the tower was inaugurated.
August 20, 2015
The Grunewald Tower is a lookout tower on the Karlsberg in the Berlin district of Grunewald.
4 € admission and 204 steps take you to the viewing platform at 36m height. From there you have a panoramic view of the Havel landscape and Berlin.
Back down, you can stop in the beautiful beer garden.
June 5, 2017
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