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

Open Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: Panoramastr. 1 A
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 247575875


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 446 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating After living in Berlin for more than a decade, this past summer, I finally made my way to the TV tower. While I love a good view, the price is what really... Read More

Natalye R. Jan-09-2023

3 Star Rating It's cool because you can see most major landmarks in Berlin, but not cool because you have to pay €25 to get to the top...I guess when your a tourist you... Read More

Matt S. May-12-2023

5 Star Rating We saw the tower as we were walking around near Museum Island and decided to check it out. As we got closer, we saw the signs stating that we could go up to... Read More

Nancy G. Apr-30-2022

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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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Enjoy a preview of a visit to the Berlin TV Tower including the elevator ride and the view from the top

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