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Rising 1,207 feet (368 meters) into the Berlin skyline, the Berlin TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany and one of its most visited attractions. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the observation deck, or reserve a table and dine in the sky. Lines for tickets and elevators on the day can get extremely long, so it’s recommended to book in advance.
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4 tips for visiting the Berlin TV Tower

The rotating restaurant in the Berlin TV Tower
If you’d rather not walk all the way around the observation deck, then book a seat in the restaurant and have the tower turn for you! A full rotation is very gentle and takes about half an hour, during which time you can enjoy a delicious meal.
The TV Tower after dark.
If you’re visiting Berlin in October during the Festival of Light then make sure to visit the TV Tower. Not only will you get a bird’s-eye view of the illuminations around the city, but the tower itself will be lit up as part of the festivities.
First time in Berlin? Use the view from the top of the TV Tower to orient yourself in the city. From the top, you can see all the major landmarks in Berlin, across the city to the Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate to the Tiergarten and beyond.
Only 400 people are allowed to be in the tower’s sphere at one time, and 20 of those are members of staff working on the observation deck and in the restaurant. That means that, while the lines to get up can be long, the top itself shouldn’t be too crowded.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Berlin TV Tower?

The Berlin TV Tower was built in 1969 by the government of the GDR (East Germany) and was intended to be a symbol of Communist power visible throughout the whole of Berlin. Of course, it was also designed to be a functioning TV broadcast tower. After reunification, there were calls to demolish the tower, but in the end, it was taken over by Deutsche Telekom, who overhauled the facilities and still use it to broadcast programmes today. Locals have several nicknames for the tower, including Zahnstocher (toothpick) and Telespargel (TV-asparagus), because of its distinctive shape. Read more.

What’s the best time of day to visit the tower?

For the best experience, book a ticket just before sunset and enjoy the sight of Berlin bathed in different colors of light. If you’re not so worried about the sunset, but prefer to visit when the tower’s less crowded, then it’s recommended to visit either first thing in the morning or late in the evening. The tower closes at midnight, so it’s also a nice spot for a late-night drink if you’re looking for a special experience. Read more.

Do I need a guided tour?

Not really. There are plenty of signs telling you what you can see and a little bit about the history of the tower. Some walking tours may include tickets to the TV Tower, and those guides might accompany you to the top as part of their tour, but there is no official guided tour of the tower. Read more.

Can I decide to visit the restaurant on the day?

You can definitely try! Especially if you visit before lunchtime, or if the weather’s particularly bad, you might find that seats are still available. If you already know you want to eat in the tower’s restaurant, or you’re desperate for a window seat, we recommend booking a ticket that includes a reservation. If you don’t manage to get a seat in the restaurant, then there’s a small bar on the observation deck selling drinks and small snacks. Read more.

Berlin's highest observation decks

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Berlin TV TowerBerlin | Germany
368m#1 in Berlin#1 in Germany#31 worldwide
204m#1 in Berlin#3 in Germany#64 worldwide
Berliner FunkturmBerlin | Germany
147m#2 in Berlin#8 in Germany#78 worldwide
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Thyssenkrupp TestturmRottweil | Germany
246m#4 in Germany#69 worldwide
232m#1 in Germany#56 worldwide
Burj KhalifaDubai | UAE
828m#1 in UAE#1 worldwide
585m#1 in UAE#1 worldwide
Empire State BuildingNew York | USA
443m#3 in USA#17 worldwide
373m#3 in USA#14 worldwide
Eiffel TowerParis | France
324m#1 in France#42 worldwide
276m#1 in France#36 worldwide
Berlin TV Tower is number 1 in Berlin and number 64 on the worldwide list of the tallest buildings with an observation deck.

General information

Opening Hours:

The Berlin TV Tower is open daily, from April to October from 9:00 to 23:00. From November to March the tower opens at 10:00 and closes at 22:00. The Bar 203 is open daily from Monday to Thursday from 14:30 - 22:30, Friday to Sunday from 9:30 to 23:00 (kitchen until 22:30).


Fast-track tickets cost from 24.50 € for adults and 14.50 € for children (4 to 14 years). Children under the age of 4 can enter for free. Tickets on the day cost 21.50 € for adults, 17.20 € for Students, and 11.50 € for children aged 4 to 14. These tickets don’t include the possibility to skip the lines for the elevator.

COVID 19 Visitation Guidelines:

⚠️Currently, the following measures are taken against the coronavirus:
  • The 3G access regulations are no longer mandatory. But while staying in the tower it is still mandatory to wear a medical mask (from 6 years).Please refrain from visiting if you have any signs of infection.


Panoramastraße 1A
D-10178 Berlin


Free WiFi is available in the entrance area, on the observation deck, and in the restaurant.

How to get there:

The entrance to the tower can be found opposite the Gontardstraße exit of Alexanderplatz station. The station can be reached via bus (TXL, M48, 100, 200, 248, N5, and N8), S-Bahn (S5, S7, and S75), U-Bahn (U2, U5, and U8), tram (M4, M5, M6, and M2), and regional trains (RE1, RE2, RE7, and RB14).


Coats and smaller items can be left in the cloakroom at the base of the tower free of charge. It’s recommended that guests use the lockers at Alexanderplatz station to store larger items of luggage during their visit to the tower.


There will be bag checks prior to entering the tower. It’s advised that visitors arrive 15 minutes earlier than the time on their ticket so they aren’t delayed by the security. The following items may not be taken into the TV Tower: food and beverages, animals (except guide dogs), strollers, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, large items of luggage, rucksacks, weapons, and hazardous substances.


For safety reasons, the Tower is not accessible to guests using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Guide dogs are permitted.
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