Berliner Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower)

Berliner Fernsehturm TV Tower
Berliner Fernsehturm TV Tower

You will not enjoy better views of Berlin than those from the observation deck or restaurant on top of the Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower) Tower. Built in the 1960s by the German Democratic Republic (Berlin was still divided at this time), the tower is a marvel of engineering and design skills

When first built, the television broadcasting tower aimed to emphasize the strength of the then socialist system in East Germany. The sphere was designed to mimic the look of the Soviet Sputnik Satellites.

Today this tower is one of the city's, even the country's, most recognizable landmarks available for everyone to enjoy. Although there was even some discussion about demolition after reunification in 1990 the new operator invested in upgrades to the broadcasting infrastructure other renovations. With the help of these improvements, the tower as morphed from a symbol of political strength to a symbol of reunification.

Including the antenna structure on top of the sphere, the Fernsehturm Tower reaches a height of 368 metres ranking it as the 4th tallest free standing structure in Europe.

From the observation platform 203 meters above the streets below, you will enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of Berlin. Just above the observation deck you can enjoy fine dining in the restaurant which revolves twice every hour. Speedy elevators whisk visitors to the top in just 40 seconds.

The Fernsehturm Tower is open 365 days a year. Being one of Germany's top ten attractions, it welcomes more than one million visitors annually, so it can be busy. The number of visitors at any one time is limited so, to make you visit more enjoyable, consider purchasing a Fast track tick from the official website. That way, you can avoid the queue.

The Tower is easy to access on public transportation with the main entrance being located directly across from Alexanderplatz S-Bahn train station.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Berliner Fernsehturm Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address: 1 Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 247575875

Official Website: Berliner Fernsehturm

Berliner Fernsehturm Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Wonderful view of all of Berlin as the restaurant turns slowly as you eat. Good food and drink but pretty expensive as you can expect. A few vegetarian options. Service was good and staff were friendly. Good for dates and a must for tourists.
Laura Hayward-Price - a month ago

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4 Star Rating We did not go up the tower as the view is pretty much similar to the ones from Reichstag. But we had a nice experience seeing it from below and exploring around. The garden and open space at the base of TV tower is nice and pretty lively. Good for all ages. Spent around 2 hrs here relaxing in the garden, the fountain and the sunset view was nice, kids had fun.
AmazingTrails - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Great city view with quite clear descriptions above. Not many people at all. The accessable top is completely covered from wind and rain. 203 meters. There is lso a bar if you want to grab a coffee or beer. We haven't waited at all, just bought tickets and went directly to the elevator. P.s. save the ticket to scan them at your way out. Stupid, but handy.
Alice Malice - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Best view in Berlin! It's an amazing experience! Do not be put off by the label tourist trap. Such amazing views and the opportunity to get a beer.
Aidan Johnston - in the last week

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5 Star Rating EXPENSIVE! 90 euros for a family of four. But, may be worth a visit if you would like to get an impression of Berlin from above. The view is spectacular. There are toilets and a tourist shop inside. To get up to the tower you will need to pass a security check. The lift to the top was fast and smooth, but filled to its capacity. We visited in early march, which I assume is off season. In the high season I guess the queues are crazy.
Lars Tungen - a month ago

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How to get to Berliner Fernsehturm by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S5, S7, S75, U2, U5, U8, M2, M4 ,M5, M6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Alexanderplatz

Berliner Fernsehturm is located just southwest of the train stations in the major transportation hub of Alexanderplatz.

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