|The Grunewaldturm is a historical tower in Berlin (Germany) built according to the plans of Franz Schwechten between 1897 and 1898. The municipality of Teltow assigned the building order on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the German Emperor Wilhelm I. |
On June 5, 1899 the landmark building was opened as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm (Emperor Wilhelm tower). After World War II it was renamed to Grunewaldturm according to the surrounding forest called Grunewald.
The tower build of red bricks has a height of 56 meters and is located on the 79 meters high Karlsberg hill in southwestern Berlin, near Wannsee. The tower contains a domed hall with a marble statue of Wilhelm I. 204 steps lead to the platform offering a beautiful view about the Havel and Grunewald forest. The buildung has a restaurant and a beer garden.