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Recommended by 398 out of 424 cyclists


  • Ducky

    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.
    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • August 20, 2015

  • Pamela

    Good for a break with a great view

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Topsi

    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.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Radwanderer

    Pretty tall and impressive the tower. On the next visit, I really want to go up.

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    • June 14, 2016

  • Diana

    The Grunewald tower on the Havel offers a spectacular view over the Havel and the idyllic Grunewald surrounding. The brick building was built in 1897, on the centenary of the birth of Emperor Wilhelm I. (

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Manuel

    Beautiful beer garden overlooking the water right next to the tower!

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    • July 24, 2016

  • Svenster

    Belongs to every bike and especially road bike tour in Berlin as a stopover on the Havelchaussee. And if it was too exhausting - off to the beer garden and a non-alcoholic wheat! :)

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    • June 30, 2017

  • Dieter

    Reward after the ascent to the Grunewald Tower in the beer garden (

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    • August 20, 2017

  • BAMA

    Before getting on the tower, there are vouchers for the location below. The tower climb worth, you have a great view in all directions. And, the Grunewald is huge from above. 👀😎

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    • June 5, 2018

  • Stephan

    Nice place for a stopover ...

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    • August 20, 2018

  • chappie

    In the summer you should climb the Grunewald tower, the view is fantastic

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    • January 25, 2019

  • Gerry79

    for a short round trip around the Wannsee OK.

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    • October 20, 2014

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