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The Berlin TV Tower is one of the most popular tourist landmarks in the city. Owing to its popularity, you’ll generally find large crowds at the entrance. If you book fast view tickets, you’ll get to skip the long line waiting lines and head straight to the entrance and avoid wasting time.
A must-try experience is dining at the Berlin TV Tower’s Sphere Restaurant. Located at the observation deck, the restaurant offers 360º panoramic views of the city. To enjoy this, you can opt for Berlin TV Tower tickets that include a table reservation at the Sphere Restaurant.
You can also purchase the Berlin WelcomeCard city pass. With this, get access to numerous attractions in the city, including the Berlin TV Tower.
The Berlin TV Tower is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, full of rich history and yes, it still functions as a smooth broadcast facility. Today, it stands as a symbol of a unified East and West Germany as one democratic country. Here’s what to know about the TV Tower before a visit.
Back in the 50s, the GDR intended to construct a tower to facilitate broadcast television and radio. Under architect Hermann Henselmann, the Berlin TV Tower came into existence. While construction of the tower went relatively smoothly, it was the massive sphere -- weighing about 4,800 tons -- that posed a challenge to hoist right on top. Approximately 8,000 cubic meters of concrete was used to construct the shaft which towers at a height of 248.78 m; in totality, the tower measures about 368 m in height. It was finally completed in 1969. The Berlin TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany and one of the tallest in the EU!
Approximately 1,000,000 guests visit the Berlin TV Tower’s observation deck each year! Once you get onto the elevator, you’ll reach the observation deck in less than 60 seconds. As you step onto the deck, you’ll be greeted by a magnificent 360º panoramic view of Berlin’s landscape. Use the telescopes (simply by inserting a coin) to gaze out ahead and spot popular landmarks in the city, such as the Reichstag Parliament building, Tempelhof airport, Olympic Stadium and Bradenburg Gate, among others; you can also view the countryside and spot some tall wind turbines. Display panels have been set up on the observation deck that will help you identify key landmarks. Don’t miss out on the captivating view from the Berlin TV Tower.
Situated about 207 m above ground, the Sphere Restaurant is the highlight of a visit to the Berlin TV Tower. Guests can have breakfast, lunch or dinner meals here. The elaborate menus include dishes from local and continental cuisines, including delicious Norwegian steaks and child-friendly meals. The ambiance is a mix of retro and contemporary chic, perfectly complementing the spectacular view outside the window. The cherry on top? On its own axis, the restaurant rotates once every hour! Ensure that you book your table in advance as this revolving restaurant in Berlin is extremely popular and you might not get a good table. A benefit of pre-booking tickets online is that you get priority access to the lifts.
The Berlin TV Tower is open daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
If you’re looking for smaller crowds, the best time to visit Berlin TV Tower would be during the mornings. The best time of day would be during sunset hours where you’ll find a spectacular view from the observation deck.
The Berlin TV Tower is closed on 22 March and 15 November.
Berlin TV Tower is located at Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
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Yes, you can take the train to get to the Berlin TV Tower. Alight at the Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof train station and head towards the middle exit; from here, the tower is at a 2-minute walking distance.
Yes. You can take buses 100, 200, 248, or 300 and get off at the stop right in front of the TV Tower.
Yes. At the Berlin TV Tower, guests can dine at the Sphere Restaurant or at Bar 203 (the bar is temporarily closed to the public).
The Berlin TV Tower Sphere Restaurant is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Berlin TV Tower’s Sphere Restaurant. The respective menus are available on the official website.
Unfortunately not. During construction, no accommodation was made for those on a wheelchair or who have a walking impediment.
You can store your cloaks at the cloakroom. However, large baggage and suitcases will not be permitted inside.
Yes, you can park at Hotel Park Inn’s car parking. It is located close to the TV Tower and can be reached under 5-minute walking distance.
Yes. You can pre-book your Berlin TV Tower tickets online now.
Not all tickets include skip-the-line access. You’ll have to specifically book tickets that offer fast view (skip the line) access.
Not all Berlin TV Tower tickets provide a table reservation at the Sphere restaurant. You’ll have to specifically book tickets that allow access to this Berlin TV Tower restaurant.
You cannot cancel, amend or refund your Berlin TV Tower tickets.
Yes. If you purchase the city pass, you will get access to the Berlin TV Tower.
The Berlin TV Tower is open every day between 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The best time to visit the Berlin TV Tower is during sunset to get the best view of the city. However, if you’re looking for small crowds, it’s best to visit during the morning hours.
You can use public transport options like the bus or train, or drive down to get to the Berlin TV Tower.
Berlin TV Tower restaurant is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM. You would need reservations to dine at the restaurant.
350 visitors are permitted in at a time.
Unfortunately no. Those on a wheelchair and who have physical disabilities cannot visit the Berlin TV Tower.
You can spend approximately 45 minutes to an hour at the Berlin TV Tower.