Berlin Panorama from the Fernsehturm with the shadow of the tower, Berlin, Germany. Diferents trains. View across Berlin from the observation deck of the Fernsehturm TV Tower in East Berlin. Buildings and trains. Close to Alexanderplatz in Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic. It was intended as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today, as it is easily visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin. With its height of 368 meters, it is the tallest structure in Germany. The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the country and is often in the establishing shot of films set in Berlin. Due to its location near Alexanderplatz, the tower is occasionally called Alex Tower, especially by Berlin visitors.