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Berlin TV tower

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Berlin TV tower

The Berlin TV tower is one of the ten most popular sights in Germany and therefore one of the must-see sights in Berlin. It is one of the trademarks of Berlin and, as a symbol of Berlin, shapes the city’s skyline. From the television tower you can discover the whole city. Here you can get information and tickets for the TV tower.

Berlin TV tower | tallest structure in Germany

The Berlin TV tower is the tallest structure in Germany at 368 meters. It is also the fourth tallest television tower in Europe. It has a viewing platform at a height of 203 m and a revolving restaurant at 207 m, which turns once every hour on its own axis. From the revolving restaurant Sphere and also from the panorama bar you can enjoy the breathtaking view over Berlin with drinks and food. It is located in the Mitte district of Berlin, directly on Alexanderplatz, and is therefore very easy to reach by public transport. Work on the foundation began in 1965. The television tower was completed in 1969 and inaugurated on October 3rd, 1969. At that time it was the second tallest television tower in the world. Internally it was also referred to as “Telecommunications Tower 32”. In addition to its function as an observation tower with an observation deck including a bar, its main function is the location of several radio stations for radio and television. The television tower was built by Hermann Henselmann and the architectural group of the Volkseigen Betriebs (VEB) Industrieprojektierung (Ipro) Berlin. In the meantime, the project was even under the overall management of the then President of the German Building Academy Gerhard Kosel.


Berlin landmark | the Berlin TV tower

Today the Berlin TV tower is a Berlin landmark. During the GDR era, the striking building was a politically co-opted national symbol of the GDR, which was intended to symbolize the superiority of socialist society. Due to its universal and timeless design language, it became a symbol of the city as a whole in reunified Berlin after German reunification and became a trademark of Berlin and, like the Brandenburg Gate, now shapes the silhouette of the German capital. The Berlin television tower has also had monument status since 1979. The ride in the elevator to the viewing platform takes about 40 seconds. The visibility is up to 80 kilometers in good weather.

Tickets for the TV tower Berlin

More than a million visitors a year visit the Berlin TV tower. Every day, numerous visitors from all over the world flock to the Berlin television tower. They all have one goal – to enjoy the view over Berlin from the observation deck. Since only a limited number of visitors can visit the television tower, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. This way you can avoid long queues.


Opening times viewing floor

  • March to October from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November to February from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opening times restaurant

  • March to October from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November to February from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin

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