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Berlin TV Tower entrances | Admission details, visitor information, & more

Where is the Berlin TV Tower located?

Address: TV-Tower Alexanderplatz, Gastronomiegesellschaft mbH, Panoramastraße 1A D-10178, Berlin
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Alexanderplatz is one of the city’s central squares, known for its shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions in the heart of Berlin. There are famous landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin War Memorial in the vicinity. 

How to access Berlin TV Tower entrances?

The Berlin TV Tower has a main entrance, through which you can access the lift that takes you to the observation deck. It is closest to the Alexanderplatz Bahnhof station. The U2, U5, and U8 routes stop along this line. 

Berlin TV Tower entrances

The main entrance to the Berlin TV Tower is located at the base of the tower, usually accessed from the pedestrian area in Alexanderplatz. This entrance leads to the ticketing area and the elevators.

The lifts take you to the entrance of the observation deck, located on the upper level, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Berlin. The entrance to the Sphere restaurant is within the observation sphere at the top of the tower. Visitors with restaurant reservations can access this area from the observation deck level.

Berlin TV Tower entrance location and getting there

Berlin TV Tower entrance location

Main entrance

  • Where is it: Base of the TV tower, at Alexanderplatz
  • How to reach: Take the S5, S7, S9, and S75 train to Alexanderplatz Bahnhof train station, from where the Berlin TV tower is a 2-minute walk. Alternatively, buses 100, 200, 248, or 300 will drop you right outside the Berlin TV tower. 
  • Timings: The Berlin TV Tower is open from 9 AM to 11 PM from March to October and between 10 AM to 11 PM from November to February
  • Average wait time: Even with a pre-booked entry ticket, you need to wait at least 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the season. It is best to purchase Berlin TV Tower skip-the-line tickets to enjoy priority access and save time.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, observation deck, restaurant and bar, elevator, virtual reality experience. 
  • Accessibility: Not for wheelchair users or visitors with walking aids

Disabled access

During the construction phase of the tower, limited attention was paid to making it accessible. Authorities have made multiple attempts in the past to integrate a safe experience for visitors with limited mobility and other challenges. However, due to the nature of the building, it is not possible yet.

As of today, wheelchair users or visitors who require walking aids cannot be escorted safely in an emergency evacuation situation. Hence, they cannot enter the Berlin TV tower for their safety in case of an emergency evacuation. Despite several discussions and attempts to make the tower accessible, the authorities have not yet been able to devise how to evacuate visitors with mobility challenges in the case of an emergency. Guide dogs are welcome for visitors with limited visibility. 

Queues at Berlin TV Tower

  • Ticketing queue: Visitors who need to purchase tickets on-site will queue up at the ticketing counters. The wait time in line could last up to two hours depending on the season.
  • Elevator queue: Visitors with tickets have to queue up for the elevator ride to the observation deck or the Sphere Restaurant.
  • Restaurant reservations: Those with reservations for the Sphere Restaurant might have a separate queue or designated waiting area, especially if there's a specific time slot for their reservation.

To avoid waiting in long lines at the ticketing queue, we recommend you purchase Berlin TV Tower skip-the-line tickets. You can spend more time at the observation deck. If you want to dine at the Sphere Restaurant, you have to book those tickets in advance, as there is usually a long waitlist. 




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Frequently asked questions about the Berlin TV tower's entrances

How many entrances does the Berlin TV Tower have?

The tower has one main entrance in the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin. If you book Berlin TV Tower skip-the-line tickets in advance, you can avoid standing in long lines at the ticketing queue.

Where is the main entrance to the Berlin TV Tower?

The main entrance is the one at the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin. You can hop on any of the trains running along U5 and U8 routes and get down at Alexanderplatz Bahnhof station to reach this gate. 

Is there a separate entrance for Berlin TV Tower ticket holders?

No,  if you hold a ticket you can proceed directly to the security check at the entrance. If you have skip-the-line tickets, you can save time and have to spend only 10 to 15 minutes going through security checks. With these tickets, you can avoid standing in long lines. 

Which Berlin TV Tower entrance do skip-the-line ticket holders use?

There is no separate entrance for Berlin TV Tower skip-the-line ticket holders. If you have reserved these tickets in advance, you will have a shorter wait time at the ticketing queues, however, you have to go through the security checks. 

Which Berlin TV Tower entrance should visitors with disability use?

Visitors in wheelchairs and those with mobility aids cannot access the Berlin TV Tower. At present, the TV Tower does not have adequate measures to evacuate visitors with mobility challenges in the case of an emergency evacuation. However, if you have visibility challenges, you can bring along guide dogs and visit the TV Tower from the main entrance. 

What is the average wait time at the main entrance of the Berlin TV Tower?

If you purchase a ticket on-site during peak season, wait times can go up to 2 hours. If you pre-book tickets in advance, you have to wait 15 to 20 minutes at the ticket counter for security checks. Those with skip-the-line tickets have an even shorter wait time, around 10 minutes to run security checks, after which they can proceed directly into the tower.