Twelve districts of Berlin, twelve different perspectives on the capital. Sometimes of treetops, sometimes of roofs of old buildings, but somehow always of the TV Tower. Climb with us to the highest peaks in the neighbourhood. Most importantly: this is not for you if you're afraid of heights!
Belfry in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
The belfry is located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. From here you look towards the Olympic Stadium, the Mayfeld and Forest Theatre. You might like to spend some more time at ground level, though: the "Historical Site: Olympic Park 1909 - 1936 - 2006" exhibition provides information on the 1936 Olympic Games and the history of the site.
Großer Bunkerberg in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
78 metres high stands the Bunkerberg hill in the Friedrichshain public park. You can either peacefully stroll up the winding paths or join the joggers who work their way up at a higher tempo. You will be rewarded with a view of the park, Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte - especially beautiful at sunset.
Shot Ball Tower in Lichtenberg
It is the symbol of its neighbourhood: the Shot Ball Tower rises high above Lichtenberg's Viktoriastadt. Lead bullets were once cast here, and were particularly popular amongst hunters. Today you can visit the tower on a guided tour.
Skywalk in Marzahn
From the roof of a tall building in Marzahn, a staircase leads, as it were, into the void. Underneath, there are just 70 metres of air, all the way down to the ground. The courageous on the Skywalk Marzahn are rewarded with a view of the Marzahn promenade at their feet, the TV Tower and the surrounding Brandenburg region.
Humboldthain anti-aircraft gun tower in Mitte
The massive anti-aircraft gun towers were erected in Berlin at the beginning of the 1940s. From the heights of Humboldthain, you have a perfect view of the park below and of the districts of Mitte and Wedding. The Berlin Underworlds Association even takes you inside the ruins of the bunkers.
Klunkerkranich in Neukölln
Probably the most relaxing views of the city can be enjoyed in Neukölln, to be exact: at Klunkerkranich. You can look from the roof of Neukölln's arcades into the sunset - between window boxes, enjoying some DJ music and with a cold drink in hand.
Arkenberge hills in Pankow
Berlin's highest mountains are in Pankow! At the edge of the city, the Arkenberge hill rises a "massive" 120.7 metres above ground level. Forests, fields and lakes lay at your feet. Nature lovers though have to be a little patient since the paths are not yet open.
Leisure Park Lübars in Reinickendorf
The Lübars leisure park can be recognised from far away from the 85 metre high hill at its centre. In winter there is a very popular 300 m long toboggan run on this hill. During the other seasons it is surrounded by flying kites.
Juliusturm in Spandau
The oldest construction in Berlin. 30 metres high rises the Juliusturm in the Spandau citadel. 153 steps in a spiral staircase lead to the top, and provide a clear view of the fortifications, the Grunewald and up towards Tegel.
Glienicke Bridge in Steglitz-Zehlendorf
The Glienicke Bridge leads over the Havel and connects the district of Wannsee and Potsdam. It has its place in the history books because it often served as the site where captured Warsaw Pact agents would be exchanged for Western spies. Today you can enjoy the views over Potsdam's palace landscape in peace.
Gasometer in Tempelhof-Schöneberg
The climb up to the Gasometer in Schöneberg is indeed a little adventurous. 420 steps lead upwards, between the steel struts. There's always a clear view down to the ground though. This structure was built between 1908 and 1910 and was at the time one of the three largest gas tanks in Europe. Nowadays, the guided tours take you 78 metres up - and are especially beautiful in the sunset.
Müggelberge hills in Treptow-Koepenick
Numerous biking and hiking trails lead to and around the Müggelberge hills. Your personal route upwards: an adventurous mountain-bike ride over the ski jumps; in a relaxed manner with picnic basket at the campground; or slowly via the romantic root paths that wind among the old oak trees. Once at the top, take a look down to the Müggelsee, or to the course of the River Dahme.
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