Berliner Fernsehturm
Berliner Fernsehturm
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
About
Enjoy a unique panorama and unforgettable view of the entire city with its many attractions over 200 metres above ground. Every day, in our Sphere restaurant, you can enjoy delicious, freshly prepared international dishes and Berlin specialities of the highest quality - in every sense of the word.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Klosterstraße • 5 min walk
  • Alexanderplatz • 5 min walk
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  • Anne
    Kerava, Finland892 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning landmark with lovely views around Berlin
    The Berlin TV Tower offers great views around Berlin. There was a short line to wait to get on the elevator since only a certain amount of people is sllowed to be on top. There’s a security check before getting to the elevator on the 2nd floor. There are two lines to the security check area and you don’t always get to go in the order of arrival it seems. Elevator ride is quite fast and you see the elevstor shaft above you. When you arrive on the viewing level, you can find a bar there. Prices are really high! We tried one of their signature drinks and it didn’t do what it was told to do, but tasted nice. Views are great and information about the sights is provided on the window ills. To go down, we had to queue quite a while. There’s also a revolving restaurant one floor up (stairs go up), and you need a ticket to get there (buy that instead of the regular one). I think you’ll also need a reservation to get there. At least during the summer weekend we visited, the restaurant was fully booked at least one week ahead. There’s also a VR experience available downstairs with extra cost and the souvenier shop is located downstairs. The TV Tower is also a beautiful landmark from outside. You can marvel it both far away (outskirts of Berlin) and closeby. If you don’t fancy seeing the views around Berlin from up above, just coming to see this at Alexanderplatz might be the best option for you. The location makes it extremely easy to reach since it’s in the middle of major public transport hub. It’s also surrounded by countless dining and cafe options as well as shops and other well-known tourist attractions.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • David K
    United Kingdom515 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Berliner Fernsehturm
    Got off at Alexanderplatz S bahn station and as you walk outside I looked across and saw the TV Tower, Crossing the tram tracks and walked towards it. Alexanderplatz has plenty of places to eat and shop..Waited for my timed entry which I prebooked and went in, The lift is very fast and it takes only a few minutes to reach the top. The views are stunning and as you walk round the top there are picture placards telling you what you are looking at..You can stay as long as you wish as well.. After I came down to the main entrance I prebooked with my entrance ticket With a extra visual expierience, Absolutely brilliant, You wear these goggles and headphones in your own language it tells you the story of how Berlin grew from 1237 to the present day, Turn your head 90 degress and you can witness all of the figures in moving form, The realism is fantastic..Well worth the extra money.. The staff were great as well...
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Rachel
    46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Great views of the city, easy access and really thorough history and context of the buildings you can see from the tower. We weren’t quite expecting how different the architecture was East vs West but you could see it clearly from up the tower which was great. The VR experience was good, and we would recommend, however make sure you get the combined ticket as the VR is not worth the money on it’s own (also check the ticket as we asked for the combined but they gave us it separately so we had to pay more for each one).
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Hanbazlea22
    London, United Kingdom205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views 😍
    Only 4 out of 5. Tickes are time slotted which sounds great. No queue to get in on slotted time. Lift all the way to the top. Fantastic views. Lots of information about the views at each window. Downside: do not understand the time slots due to there being too many people up there at once, very crowded and was not able to see every view. I thought having a time slot would control the amount of people up there. Wait time for the lift down was about 25 minutes due to the amount of people. Something to be improved on? Would recommend a visit as views that we did see were brilliant.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Oksana Zam
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go when the weather is sunny
    We came at 10.00 and it was not so crowded. Later it was full of people. Actually it’s all about walking around the sphere, looking at the signed map with some descriptions of buildings. But many of them are located far, so you see a photo and a description but not a real building. While not those which are close and well seen are described, even those looking really old. One circle around the floor took about 30min. We also took a VR session - a video about 8min long. Could be more exciting but still is a good experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • paulfalconer01
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom587 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s ok as a viewing platform
    Great big monument built during the era of the. Elton wall. It’s easy to get in where you can book on line or on the day. Small queries to get up in the smoothest of elevators. 10 min queue to get down. It’s basically an observation deck with images and info about what you see. It would have been better if the bar was open and I could have enjoyed a coffee.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Andrea M
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of Berlin
    Prebooked reservation for dinner. Book near window for best view. Entrance is timed and must go up two flights of stairs to visitor level then another to restaurant. Sunset views of entire city as platform slowly moves. Food was decent. Live piano player during meal, can dress casual. Neat to see contrast of West to East.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Janka K
    Brno, Czech Republic8,168 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Berlin from above
    I don't think that this is the most interesting or must-see building in Berlin, but it's definitely a spot from where you can see all the important buildings in Berlin from above perspective. The interesting part of the tower is the gift shop at the end of the tour where you can buy funny souvenirs, such as pencil eraser in a shape of Trabant. I recommend to buy the tickets in advance, otherwise you wait in a long line to get them at the place. This applies also for VR video that you can go for at the place. I skipped that opportunity just because the ticket line was too long and I didn't feel like wasting my time there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 October 2023
  • JulieM
    Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views but Overpriced
    The view of the whole city is what makes this worthwhile. It was expensive however and we were disappointed that the bar was closed, which would have given us more time to sit and enjoy the view. If you plan on going, book your ticket on a sunny day to see as much as possible. If you're going at autumn/winter time, the views are more limited due to mist and overcast weather.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Elise B
    Newport, United Kingdom9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking experience, but be prepared to queue
    We booked a timeslot of 4pm and arrived on time, but were left queuing for a further hour before we finally got up the tower. Once we were up there, the experience was amazing, and the staff were incredible. However, the experience was soured and cut short as we had dinner plans to attend so didn't have enough time to fully enjoy it. When booking tickets online, you should be given fast-track access, or a more appropriate idea of how long the wait can be to get up there.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
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claudia s
Catania, Italy3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
They allow you to stay as long as you wish, but I doubt that people stay for more than 1 hour. It's very hot and crowded, so I struggled to see outside. Once on top nobody explains the history of the tower and it's hard to read the panels about the city's monuments because of the scarce light. In these conditions, you pay 22,50 Euro only for taking an elevator. It's also sad that they didn't find the way yet to make it accessible to disabled people.
Written 20 January 2020
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First of all, thank you very much for sharing your helping feedback. We sincerly apologize for not meeting your expectations and that we did not showed you what we wished to do. For the city explanation you can use our free TV tower app on your next visit. We hope you can join us again sometime. Kind regards,
Written 25 January 2020
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paola_vivian92
Marostica, Italy1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
From the outside the building is very impressive and it is an essential element of the Berlin's skyline. I decided to visit it also inside so I bought a fast view ticket online to avoid waiting time. I really appreciated the view from the top and the fact that all around the observation deck there were images that guided the view showing which monuments you could see outside. Although the tower is worth a visit , I think that paying 21,50 EUR simply to look at the panorama view is far too expensive.
Written 4 January 2020
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Thank you for reviewing.
Written 6 January 2020
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Gabor J
98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
Its a must see place so you can check out how big Berlin is from up above. If you want to have a coffee or a beer up in the restaurant then buy observation ticket otherwise its not worth the money. Its not that special monument but it gives you a very detailed information of Berlin with all the buildings.
Written 6 February 2020
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Thanks a lot for your positive rating and your recommendation! Come back and see us again soon. Kind regards,
Written 6 February 2020
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mummysistersandra
Manchester, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We booked a window seat in the restaurant from 3pm-4.30 pm in winter so we watched the city go from (admittedly quite a grey) day to night. The ticket is quite expensive at €55 for 2 people and any food or drink was additional to this, but it was a lovely way to spent 90 mins, getting 3 revolutions of the restaurant. The day time menu runs till 4pm so we were able to enjoy some lite bites with our German sparkling wine.
Written 5 January 2023
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Hello, thank you very much for your kind words and your visit to our tower! We are very happy that we could give you a nice time and a good experience. Thank you very much for the description and the nice review. With kind regards. Your Berlin TV Tower Team
Written 8 February 2023
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CharlyChuck35
Belfast, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I had prebooked window seats in the restaurant for breakfast. It was only a couple of extra euros more than just the ticket for observatory and we had a clear 360 degrees view of Berlin as the restaurant revolves.
Lovely food and gods service from friendly staff.
Would highly recommend
Written 5 March 2020
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Thanks a lot for your recommendation. Hope to see you soon again, your Berlin TV Tower Team
Written 6 March 2020
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Elisa D
142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Even though you have to pay 20 Euros it is still absolutely worth it to visit the observation deck of the Fernsehturm. You can see everything! Every park, the river, attractions... we even managed to spot our apartment. I’ve rarely been able to have such a perfect view on a city... the 360° view really is astonishing. The price is really worth it! A must-do in Berlin’
Written 3 August 2020
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Thank you su much for this good review and your recommendation to visit the tower. We are so happy that you enjoyed the views. We will be happy to welcome you again in future. Best regards, the team of the Berlin TV Tower
Written 1 September 2020
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK1,006 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The tower can be seen from all over the city and is excellent advert for German Architecture. That said there were two reasons why I did not venture up the tower, The massive queues ( which I know can be avoided by buying a skip the line package) and the massive costs of 25 euro PP to go up. I accept that the views may be spectacular but at 50 euro per couple it really is prohibitive.
Written 25 July 2020
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I have been visiting Berlin since 1988 when the city was still divided and the Berliner Fernsehturm was a symbol of Communist Power and of the East German capital. After the fall of the wall the tower was earmarked for demolition, thankfully it stayed in one piece. It was constructed between 1965 and 1969 and stands at a height of 368 metres and is the tallest structure in Germany and the third tallest structure in the European Union.

I have been to observation deck in the past and decided to return on my latest visit to the city. Accessing the observation deck was easy enough even in Covid-19 times, I had to prove I was fully vaccinated and asked to follow strict safety regulations and then it was straight to the ticket desk and shortly afterwards I was directed to elevator.

The views from the observation deck are phenomenal with 360 degree views of the city and beyond. It was possible to see the differences between the former West and East areas of city mostly because of the architectural styles, communist era tenement blocks dominate the former DDR districts. It was fairly busy when I visited as the sun was setting but a lot quieter than in pre-covid days. The Fernsehturm is an absolute must see when in Berlin, it is a short walk from Alexanderplatz and the ticket price is fairly reasonable. The views of the city are incredible and give a different perspective of the metropolis than from ground level.
Written 6 December 2021
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Thank you kindly for your visit to the Berlin TV Tower and leaving such a detailed review. Your knowledge of the tower is impressive! We are very pleased to hear that you have a had a pleasant experience with us, even with the current changes related to the pandemic, and hope that we may welcome you again in the future. Warm regards, Your Berlin TV Tower Media Team.
Written 9 December 2021
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alexkorotich
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wouldn't recommend anyone booking this attraction in advance during winter months. I did a mistake and once gotten at the top all I could see is white mist all around the tower bar. I wish the attraction warned me and canceled my ticket before I used it or, even better, in advance. There are also no warnings at the website.
Written 30 January 2020
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Anne
Kerava, Finland892 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Berlin TV Tower offers great views around Berlin. There was a short line to wait to get on the elevator since only a certain amount of people is sllowed to be on top. There’s a security check before getting to the elevator on the 2nd floor. There are two lines to the security check area and you don’t always get to go in the order of arrival it seems.

Elevator ride is quite fast and you see the elevstor shaft above you. When you arrive on the viewing level, you can find a bar there. Prices are really high! We tried one of their signature drinks and it didn’t do what it was told to do, but tasted nice. Views are great and information about the sights is provided on the window ills.

To go down, we had to queue quite a while. There’s also a revolving restaurant one floor up (stairs go up), and you need a ticket to get there (buy that instead of the regular one). I think you’ll also need a reservation to get there. At least during the summer weekend we visited, the restaurant was fully booked at least one week ahead. There’s also a VR experience available downstairs with extra cost and the souvenier shop is located downstairs.

The TV Tower is also a beautiful landmark from outside. You can marvel it both far away (outskirts of Berlin) and closeby. If you don’t fancy seeing the views around Berlin from up above, just coming to see this at Alexanderplatz might be the best option for you. The location makes it extremely easy to reach since it’s in the middle of major public transport hub. It’s also surrounded by countless dining and cafe options as well as shops and other well-known tourist attractions.
Written 24 August 2023
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