TV Tower

TV Tower

The Fernsehturm is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany. Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965-69 by the government of the German Democratic Republic. It was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of Berlin. At 368 meters tall, the TV Tower is the tallest structure in Berlin (and, actually, in the whole of Germany!)
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What To See From The TV Tower

At 368 meters tall, the TV Tower is the tallest structure in Berlin (and, actually, in the whole of Germany!). What should you look out for during a trip to the top?

Designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the glint of the German parliament building’s distinctive glass dome should easily catch your eye.

Brandenburg Gate
Just south of the Reichstag, you’ll see the iconic symbol of German reunification.

Olympic Stadium
See if you can spot the white circle of the stadium, where the infamous 1936 Olympics took place. These days, it has become home to arena concerts and important football matches.

What’s that massive patch of dark green in the middle of the city? It’s the Tiergarten, Berlin’s answer to Central Park, dating back to 1527.

Insider tips

Do I need to book a tour in advance?

It’s advisable, since this is definitely one of the top attractions in Berlin. Many tour options will come with a Fast View ticket, which will take you straight to the front of the line.

When should I go?

Any time of year is fine, but the skies will generally be clearer (and the sunset will happen later!) from May onwards.

What are the opening hours?

Entry is from 9:00AM until midnight from March to October, and 10:00AM to midnight from November until February.

Good to know

When should I visit?

Hours vary based on time of year:
March-October: Open daily, 9:00 AM-12:00 AM
November-February: Open daily, 10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Holiday hours may vary

How to get there

The TV Tower is located in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a central transportation hub that is easily accessible by multiple U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus, and tram lines.

Is it expensive?

Normal adult tickets start from €13.00, and more VIP experiences range upwards from there.

Will I need a guide?

Not necessarily, though there are several Berlin city tours that include a trip to the top.

What people are saying about TV Tower

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Food, service, and ambiance were exceptional
My husband and I saved this until the final night of our trip. The service was outstanding, we were treated like VIP. The choice was adequate (3 dishes of each course) however the food was exceptional, real fine dining style. There was unlimited water included, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and 2 large glasses of very nice wine. The view was outstanding, the atmosphere was tranquil and relaxing and well worth the cost. Would highly recommend this.

Skip-the-Line Berlin TV Tower with VIP Dinner reviewed by Lisa

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A wonderful dining and sightseeing experience all rolled into one.
Friendly and efficient security staff, a wonderful lady at reception who went out of her was to insure our party of 10 were seated together and waiters who really looked after us, add to that the wonderful pianist who set the mood, it all adds up to a great evening and happy guests.

TV Tower Berlin: Fast Track Entry & Restaurant Window Seat reviewed by Michael

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You spin me, right round baby, right round!
Oh my goodness. How good was the tower, it was amazing fantastic astounding? We didn’t know what to expect, I was completely blown away. Seating in the restaurant was fab, service was exceptional and the food and drink were the icings on the cake. Not cheap, however well worth our €s. Don’t take our word for it though, try it for yourself and prepare an amazing experience. Thank you

Berlin TV Tower: Fast View & Window Seat Restaurant Ticket reviewed by Donna

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spectacular views! The restaurant was just ok
I definitely loved the 360-degree view of Berlin! The rotating restaurant was interesting but the food was only so-so and expensive. The advance purchase of the ticket is absolutely a necessity!

Berlin: TV Tower Fast View & Inner Circle Restaurant Ticket reviewed by Amy

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