IFA stays in Berlin

IFA stays in Berlin
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Christian Boas

From August 31 to September 5, 2018, it’s time again, then the IFA takes place in Berlin. IFA used to stand for “Internationale Funkausstellung” and is one of the oldest industrial fairs in Germany. Since 1924 the fair takes place in Berlin, at that time still under the name “large German radio exhibition”.
Der Berliner Funkturm zum Festival of Lights 2011 von Thorsten Claus /
The landmark of the IFA, has always been the Berlin Radio Tower, this was already commissioned after completion of the 1st Great German Radio Exhibition (4th to 14 December 1924) in December 1924. A 120 meter high antenna mast, erected and guyed for the exhibition, served as a crane. The builder of the Berlin Radio Tower is Prof. Heinrich Straumer. The building inspection took place on April 26, 1925. The construction cost 203,660 Reichs Mark. Since then, the 146.7 meter high radio tower has been the landmark of the fair.

For the 8th Great German Radio Exhibition in August 1931, the first fully electronic television procedure was presented, which was broadcast by the Berlin Radio Tower. This even made it to the front page of the New York Times. The gfu (society for entertainment electronics, the ideal bearer of the IFA note d. Red) recently signed a new contract with the Messe Berlin, which runs until 2023. Last year, around 250,000 people visited the IFA in Berlin, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. Of course, the moobilux editorial will report this year as well as, as in the past of the IFA 2018.

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