TV Tower, Berlin

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Berlin: TV Tower Fast View Ticket

1. Berlin: TV Tower Fast View Ticket

With over 1.2 million visitors a year, the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz is one of the most popular sightseeing attractions in Berlin. Due to the huge numbers of visitors wishing to check out the views each day, securing your entrance tickets in advance is never a bad idea. Thanks to this ticket, you'll benefit from fast track entrance. Bypass the endless lines of people waiting to enter and journey straight up to the observation deck without having to queue for hours. Incredible scenes await you at the top of Germany's tallest tower. Berlin sprawls out from beneath you, complete in all its glory. Keep an eye out for the city's famous icons such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Berlin Central Station. Admire the Olympic Stadium, the famous Museum Island next to the Berlin Cathedral, and the modern Potsdamer Platz complex.

Berlin: TV Tower Window Seat Restaurant Ticket & Fast View

2. Berlin: TV Tower Window Seat Restaurant Ticket & Fast View

Journey high above Berlin and enjoy a meal at a revolving restaurant in the 200-meter tall TV Tower at Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Enjoy priority entrance and experience a fantastic view of the city from your window seats at the "Sphere" restaurant (food not included). Enjoy skip-the-ticket line access to the TV Tower and head straight up to the Sphere restaurant where a window seat table will be waiting for you. Sit down to a delicious meal as Berlin rotates below you. After your meal, head to the observation deck and see the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and Hauptbahnhof from above. Enjoy the view along the banks of the Spree, admire the Olympic Stadium and see the famous Museum Island, home to the Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Berlin: TV Tower Ticket & Breakfast at Revolving Restaurant

4. Berlin: TV Tower Ticket & Breakfast at Revolving Restaurant

Enjoy panoramic views of Berlin over breakfast from the famous TV Tower, which was built between 1965 and 1969. The tower is a landmark of unified Berlin, located in the middle of the city at Alexanderplatz. It is also one of the tallest towers in Europe, at 368 meters high. Skip the ticket line at the entrance and enter the tower with a fast-track entrance ticket. After a security check, take the high-speed elevator up through the tower to the revolving Sphere restaurant. While taking in views of the city, enjoy a delicious breakfast. You can choose between a tower or vegan breakfast option. After your breakfast, visit the viewing platform and take in panoramic views of the city. Tower breakfast: Reblochon de Savoie (French raw milk cheese), Salami Milano, San Michele core ham, Mortadella, smoked salmon, selected jam, honey, butter, coffee, smoothie, fresh fruit, spelt and wholemeal bread, wheat rolls. Vegan breakfast: Avocado spread, avocado slices, tomatoes, pickled peppers, soy yogurt, chickpea cream, bulgur salad with peppers, jam, coffee smoothie, spelt and whole wheat bread.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

5. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off tour. The complete route will take around 2 hours although you'll have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. If, for example, you start your tour at Kurfürstendamm, you will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and reach KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers, through Tauentzienstraße. Next you continue on to Lützowplatz and the embassy district at the Tiergarten and over to the Philarmonic and the West Berlin Kulturforum. The next stop is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was nothing here other than the Berlin Wall, spring-guns and GDR soldiers. Also, the Legoland Discovery Center is on Potsdamer Platz. From there, continue to Berlin’s other important historical sites. In the Niederkirchner Straße you can find the city parliament, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum with changing exhibitions, the Topography of Terror, which exhibits the history of the Nazis and of the Jews’ suffering under the Nazis, as well as the Ministry of Finance, which was once the Nazi Ministry of Aviation. From there you drive on to Checkpoint Charlie, one of the former border crossings between East and West Berlin. A permanent exhibition looks back at the Cold War period. On Friedrichstraße you come across one of the nicest spots in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt, with two similar buildings, the German and French Cathedrals. The Konzerthaus Berlin is in the middle of the square. After the Gendarmenmarkt it’s on to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The stop for these sights is the Neptune Fountain. This used to be the Berlin City Palace. Here you will also have the opportunity to go shopping. The next stop is Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, in front of the Radisson Hotel. From here you can transfer on to a boat if you wish to experience Berlin by boat as well as bus. Also, the Aquadom, Sealife Berlin and the Berlin Dungeon are located at this stop, as well as the Berlin Cathedral, which holds the sarcophagi of the Hohenzollern family. From here you can also admire the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. The “Hackeschen Höfe” are only a few minutes away. Next you'll go over the glamorous street Unter den Linden to the Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Humboldt University and to the stops Unter den Linden 36 (Friedrichstrasse) at ZDF Capital City Studios and Unter den Linden 74, where one of Berlin’s most important attractions is located: Madame Tussauds Berlin. From here the ride continues to the Brandenburg Gate. On the way you will see the UK, Russia, France and US embassies, followed by the Holocaust Memorial. The stop there is at Platz des 18. März. The road leads on past the Reichstag and the government district. You will soon reach the new Hauptbahnhof. From here you have the world-famous view of the German Chancellery, the Reichstag and – as a special surprise – Berlin’s “Fujiyama”. Finally you will cross Berlin’s ‘green lung’, the Tiergarten. This park is bigger than New York’s Central Park. The tour then brings you past the Congress Hall to the stop at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President of Germany. From here you can also see the Siegessäule with the golden Victoria statue at the top. On the way back to Kurfürstendamm you will see, for example, the old Hauptbahnhof of former West Berlin, the Technical University and much more. The stops: 01 - Kurfürstendamm 231 (in front of Karstadt) 02 - KaDeWe (main entrance) 03 - Lützowplatz (opposite Hotel Berlin) 04 - Philharmonic / Kulturforum 05 - Potsdamer Platz (at Kolhoff-Tower) 06 - Potsdamer Platz / Linkstraße 07 - Topography of Terror 08 - Checkpoint Charlie (at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum) 09 - Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafen- / Taubenstraße 10 - Alexanderplatz, Red City Hall, Neptunbrunnen (not in service during the Christmas market in December) 11 - Karl-Liebknecht Str. 5, (to the boat) 12 - Museumsinsel 13 - Humboldt University 14 - Unter den Linden 36 / Friedrichstraße 15 - Unter den Linden 74, Madame Tussauds Berlin (out of order) 16 - Brandenburg Gate, Ebertstraße 17 - Reichstag, Scheidemannstr. 18 - Hauptbahnhof, exit Rahel-Hirsch-Straße 19 - Haus der Kulturen der Welt 20 - Bellevue Palace 21 - Bikini Haus, Budapester Straße 22 - U-/S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten

Berlin TV Tower: Fast View Entry Ticket with Afternoon Tea

6. Berlin TV Tower: Fast View Entry Ticket with Afternoon Tea

Journey high above Berlin and visit the 200-meter tall TV Tower at Alexanderplatz. With this exclusive GetYourGuide activity, enjoy priority entrance and experience a fantastic view of the city from your window seats at the "Sphere" restaurant. Your Highest Afternoon Break menu includes a sandwich (a choice of salmon, ham or brie cheese), a chocolate muffin, as well as coffee or tea. After your afternoon tea, see the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Hauptbahnhof from above at the observation deck. Enjoy the view along the banks of the Spree, admire the Olympic Stadium and see the famous Museum Island, home to the Berlin Cathedral while enjoying some great food during your afternoon break.

Berlin TV Tower: Fast View Entry with 3-Course Dinner

7. Berlin TV Tower: Fast View Entry with 3-Course Dinner

Enjoy panoramic views of Berlin from the iconic TV Tower, built between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic. Located close to Alexanderplatz, the 1,207-foot (368-meter) tower is a symbol of the city and one of the tallest freestanding structures in Europe. Skip the long lines to enter the tower, avoiding the queues for the admissions desk. After passing the security checks, take the high-speed lifts inside the shaft. Ascend to the revolving Sphere restaurant, 650 feet (203-207 meters) above ground. Soak up the panoramic views of Berlin as you eat. Each table is located next to a window, and all of Berlin will become the backdrop to your meal as you slowly rotate once every half or full hour. Enjoy 3-course meal (consisting of starter, main course and dessert), and unlimited mineral water and a hot drink after dinner. After your meal, head to the viewing platform and marvel at monuments such as the Reichstag (the German Parliament), Brandenburg Gate, and Olympic Stadium. See the historic museums of Museum Island and admire the major developments of Potsdamer Platz.

Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

8. Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

Avoid the daytime crowds and the hassle of navigating public transportation to catch all the highlights of Berlin. Hop on the one-stop sightseeing bus and experience the best views of the city from a double-decker bus on a 45-minute ride. During the trip, cruise past and through some of Berlin's most vibrant locations after darkness falls, including Alexanderplatz, the new Berlin Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Topography of Terror. Take in spectacular views of the Berliner Fernsehturm, the Holocaust Memorial, and, of course, the Berlin Wall. Get a feel for the spirit of the city with multiple-language audioguides which shed light on the German capital's culture and history. Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a sightseeing tour via modern bus.

Berlin: WelcomeCard Inner City Travel Ticket AB & Discounts

9. Berlin: WelcomeCard Inner City Travel Ticket AB & Discounts

Make the most of Berlin’s top sights and transport connections with a Berlin WelcomeCard (AB). It’s the perfect way to travel, especially if you’re staying in the inner city of Berlin. Journey through the city between transport zones A to B in a cost-effective and stress-free manner. Valid for between 48-hours right up to 6 days, the Berlin WelcomeCard is one of the most flexible all-in-one access cards available. You'll also be given a pocket-size travel guide with lots of tour suggestions and insider tips.  Choose from many participating partner attractions, including Madame Tussauds and the TV Tower and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50%. From theaters and museums to city tours and restaurants, the card lets you experience Berlin’s cultural highlights at amazing prices. Each WelcomeCard includes free transport for up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years old and children under the age of 6 generally travel for free. You can also enjoy discounted rates for the following activities and attractions:     • Sightseeing tours • Guided city tours • Bike tours • Boat rides • Various attractions • Museums • Theater/stage performances • Palaces • Restaurants & bars  • Shopping & souvenirs • Fun, sport & relax Visit sights and attractions, such as the following: • AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin • Berlin Dungeon • Olympiastadion Berlin (Olympic Stadium) • Berlin Dom  • German Spy Museum • Madame Tussauds Berlin • Legoland Discovery Centre Berlin • Tierpark Berlin • Anne Frank Center • Charlottenburg Palace • Comedy tour Berlin • German Opera • Friedrichstadt-Palast • TimeRide Berlin • TV Tower • Botanical Garden • German Historical Museum, German Museum of Technology • Asisi Panorama „Die Mauer“ • Panoramapunkt • DDR Museum • Fork & Walk Tours Berlin • and many more! And of course, you should not miss the following free sights and locations when visiting Berlin: • Brandenburg Gate & Unter den Linden • Reichstag & German Parliament (pre-booking required) • Checkpoint Charlie • East Side Gallery • Gendarmenmarkt • Kurfürstendamm • Potsdamer Platz & Alexanderplatz • Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

10. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.

  • Is the tower wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately, the tower is not wheelchair accessible for reasons of fire evacuation.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additional information

    • This attraction is free for children under four years old.

    • There is a time limit on restaurant table reservations, in order to accommodate all guests.

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What people are saying about TV Tower, Berlin

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16,272 reviews

Having the fast view ticket was great because on the day I went, the ticket queue was extremely long. The person at the fast queue was very friendly. It was all in all a stress-free experience. I got to the top really quickly and had beautiful views over Berlin.

The guide was amazing!! he showed us the history of berlin in such a compelling way! Berlin has so much history, the vox city app with the self guided itineraries was a great addition to explore more after our tours! totally recommend!

David showed us very interesting places in the city, but not just the typical ones. He informed with insider knowledge. We cycled 17km, it is definitely recommended. We saw a lot in a short time.

The traces of the cold war tour was our favourite! Sofia was a fantastic guide and it was great to see the likes of Brandenburg Gate & Checkpoint Charlie

Unbeatable panoramic view of the city from the revolving restaurant.