TV Tower Berlin

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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TV Tower: Tours & Tickets

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?

The TV Tower is a great place to experience Berlin’s late evening summer sunset in July or August. Make a dinner reservation, or book a ticket for between 8:30PM – 10:00PM.

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 ambience were exceptional

My husband and I saved this until the final night of our trip. The service was outstanding, we were treated like VIP's. 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 we'll worth the cost. Would highly recommend this.

★★★★★ Must go and visit and have a meal at night - it was amazing!!

The booking was easy - from the start of the visit to the end the whole evening was amazing that includes the staff and the food. Well worth a re-visit in the future.

★★★★★ 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.

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