Episode 5 – The TV Tower’s Christina Aue
In this episode our host Mark Felstead talks to Christina Aue, MD of Berlin’s iconic TV Tower.
Not only is the TV Tower a tremendous tourist attraction, whether with its 360-degree views of the city from 203m up on the viewing platform or from its fabulous revolving restaurant 207m in the sky, but also a unique event location. “The highest sightseeing tour in Berlin,” according to Christina Aue.
Christina is no stranger to historic monuments, having previously run the Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, location of the famous Allied conference at which the leaders of the Soviet Union, United Kingdom and United States made important decisions on the post-war shape of Europe and Germany. It was also host venue for a G7 conference and has also welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The TV Tower’s bird’s eye views of the city are now open to the public once again, with strict health and sanitary protocols in place.
Christina explains how the TV Tower offers artists, photographers, DJs and musicians a much needed place to perform and exhibit by way of giving something back to the Berlin public.
Berlin’s TV Tower, part of the Magnacity Group which has towers in Paris (Montpernasse) Chicago (previously called the John Hancock Building) and Rotterdam, is running small events again. Event planners and agencies have opportunities to book spaces and make use of special lanes. “We are about to grow our collection of observation towers,” says Christina. Virtual tours are available via the Magnacity app.
Christina is also an executive director of the World Federation of Great Towers, a collaboration of 51 towers from around the globe, and that, she says, give her excellent access to best practices in place worldwide.
With unparalleled views of the city, the Berlin TV Tower is now offering some unparalleled opportunities for art and culture, as well as businesses to thrive in this unique event setting.
Christina also talks about a changing perspective in work/life balance as a result of the pandemic experience.
And do listen right to the end when Mark throws in his own little TV Tower story of reminiscence.
TV Tower photo courtesy of Ydo Sol images.