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Berlin TV Tower – tickets, prices, window seat at restaurant


Berlin TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany and consists of an observatory at a height of 203 meters that offers beautiful 360-degree views of Berlin. 

Known locally as The Fernsehturm, the attraction is 368 meters high and can be seen from miles away.

This technological wonder holds the utmost cultural significance for the city and its residents.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Berlin TV Tower.

Top Berlin TV Tower Tickets

# Fast View Tickets

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What to expect

Get atop the city’s highest point in the Berlin TV Tower and witness Berlin from a unique viewpoint.

Reichstag Building, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Olympic Stadium, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, etc., are some of the major landmarks you can see from the Berliner Fernsehturm.

The observatory has 60 panoramic windows from which you can also see up to 75 km (47 miles) away from the Tropical Islands resort on a clear day.

You can also visit the revolving Sphere restaurant, which combines culinary pleasure with the city’s 360-degree views.

Where to buy tickets

You can buy Berlin TV Tower tickets online or offline at the attraction.

Online tickets tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, they may sell out during peak days. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Go to Berliner Fernsehturm’s booking page, select your preferred date, time slot and, number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase the attraction’s tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

On the day of your visit, show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the ticket office by holding the code imprinted at the ticket’s bottom against the scanner to pass through the turnstile.

You’ll also need this ticket to leave the TV Tower, so keep it safe.

Berlin TV Tower ticket prices

The Fast View Tickets for Berlin TV Tower cost €25 for visitors aged 15 years and above. 

Children aged between four and 14 years pay a discounted price of €15 for entry.

Kids aged three years and below can enter for free.

Fast View TV Tower Berlin ticket

This ticket gets you a hassle-free, fast-track entrance to the Berlin TV Tower’s viewing platform.

It helps you skip the infamous Berlin Tower queue at the ticket counter and make your way directly to the security check.

Despite your fast-track privileges, there still might be minor waiting times for the security control and elevators during peak times.

With this ticket, you can spend as much time as you want on the viewing platform and get access to free Wi-Fi.

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (15+ years): €25
Child ticket (4 to 14 years): €15
Infant ticket (3 years and below): Free entry

Fast View + Window Seat Restaurant Ticket

This ticket gets you priority access to the Berlin TV Tower observatory and a confirmed window seat reservation at the rotating Sphere Restaurant. 

The cost of this ticket doesn’t include your food and drinks at the restaurant. 

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (15+ years): €28
Child ticket (4 to 14 years): €18
Infant ticket (3 years and below): Free entry

How to get to Berlin TV Tower

The Berlin TV Tower is southwest of the Alexanderplatz station and northeast of a public park called Marx-Engels Forum.

Address: TV-Turm Alexanderplatz, Gastro­nomie­gesell­schaft mbH, Panorama­straße 1A, D-10178 Berlin. Get directions.

You can reach the venue by public or private transport.

By Train

The TV Tower entrance is directly opposite the Train Station Alexanderplatz

Train Lines S5, S7, S75 or S9 can get you to Alexanderplatz Station.

Alexanderplatz Train Station to Berlin TV Tower

It would be best if you took the Gontardstrasse exit. 

If you are coming from outside the city, you can take trains RE1, RE2, RE7, or RB14.

By Subway

If you plan to take a Subway, you can board Line U2, U5, or U8 and get down at Alexanderplatz Subway station.

From the Subway station, a brisk 4 to 5-minute walk can get you to the Berlin Tower.

By Bus

Berlin’s bus network consists of 150 day-time and 50+ night-time bus lines. 

Metro buses are marked with an M in the front, while the night-time buses have an N in the front. 

You can reach the TV Tower in Berlin by boarding M48, 100, 200, 248, N5, or N8 line buses. 

Tourists tend to love Berlin’s Bus no. 100 because it runs through Unter den Linden from Brandenburg Gate to Alexanderplatz, stopping at all the attractions along the way. 

You can also get onto the TXL Bus, an Express service that connects Tegel airport and Alexanderplatz.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

Parking is available in Hotel Park Inn’s car park, which is 500 meters (less than half a mile) from Berlin Tower.

You can park your car and walk the distance in approximately five minutes. More car parking options

Berlin TV Tower’s opening hours 

From November through February, the Berlin Tower’s Observation deck opens at 10 am and closes at 11 pm.

In the months of March through October, the tower welcomes visitors from 9 am to 11 pm.

Restaurant Sphere, the Tower’s revolving restaurant, welcomes its first guests at 10 am and closes its kitchen at 9.30 pm. 

How long does Berlin Tower take?

Visitors need at least around 45 minutes to explore the Berlin Television Tower and take in the views from its observatory. 

Visitors with a reservation at Sphere restaurant end up spending 90 minutes relishing both the stunning views and the food.

There is no upper limit on the time you can spend either at the observatory or the restaurant. 

However, if you don’t book your tickets in advance, you must also factor in 20 minutes to two hours of waiting time, depending on the season. 

Note: Berlin Welcome Card can be used to travel in the city’s buses free of cost. It also gets you free entry to numerous Berlin attractions, including the TV Tower. 

Best time to visit Berlin Tower

If you want to avoid the crowd, the best time to visit Berlin TV Tower is as soon as they open on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 

During the peak season, they open at 9 am and during the winter months at 10 am. 

If you want to see the city of Berlin bathed in colorful lights, it is best to be at the TV Tower half 30 to 40 minutes before sunset. 

Due to Berlin’s location, sunsets can be early in the winter and late in the summer. Berlin’s sunset times

If you are visiting with kids or the elderly, it is better to avoid public holidays, weekends, and school holidays because the Berlin attraction gets very crowded. 

Note: On cloudy or rainy days, visibility gets affected, and you won’t be able to see long distances from the observatory. We recommend checking the city’s weather before booking your Berlin TV Tower ticket. 

FAQs about Fernsehturm Berlin

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting the Berlin TV Tower.

Where can I book tickets for The Berlin TV Tower?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue on the day of their visit. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

Can I take my luggage up the Berlin TV tower?

No, carrying luggage or objects other than your purse is not allowed for safety reasons.

Are there any health restrictions to visit the TV tower in Berlin?

No, there are no health restrictions to visit the attraction. However, moderate physical fitness can come in handy should the TV Tower be evacuated as it will require you to descend 986 steps.

Is Fernsehturm Berlin wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities?

No, the tower is not wheelchair accessible.

Is there a dress code in the Sphere restaurant of the Berlin TV tower?

The dress code for the restaurant is smart casual.

Can I take my pet to the Berlin TV Tower?

No animals are allowed on the tower, with the exception of service dogs.

Can I cancel my visit to the Fernsehturm Berlin?

Cancellations are not possible on this ticket.

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Berlin TV Tower observation deck

You can reach the Fernsehturm’s observation deck in about 40 seconds by the two visitor elevators that carry 12 people each.

The lifts take you from the bottom of the Tower and open right at the circular Observation deck.

View from Berlin Television Tower
Berlin Television Tower offers stunning views in all direction. Image: Getyourguide.com

Display panels around the observation platform help you identify buildings, parks, and gardens.

The coin-operated telescopes help you zoom in further. 

On the outer circle, 60 clear windows offer beautiful views of the city, while the inner circle has visitor facilities such as rest rooms, seating area etc.

Berlin TV Tower Observation deck layout
Layout of the Berlin TV Tower observation deck. Image: Tv-turm.de

Since Bar 203 is also part of the Berlin Tower observatory, it ends up being the highest bar in Berlin. 

Restaurant in Berlin TV Tower

Some visitors only go up to the Tower’s observatory while others extend their visit by climbing up 21 steps and stepping into the Berliner Fernsehturm restaurant.

The restaurant is 207 meters (680 feet) above the city and rotates 360 degrees in an hour. 

It offers both Berlin food as well as international cuisine. 

Here is a layout of the Sphere restaurant to give you a sense of what to expect.

Seating arrangement of Berlin Tower restaurant
Seating arrangement at Berlin Tower restaurant. Image: Tv-turm.de

At the Berlin TV Tower’s restaurant, breakfast menu is served until 11 am. 

Every first Sunday of the month, the restaurant offers a massive breakfast buffet from 9 am to 11.30 am. 

Lunch menu at the restaurant starts at 11.30 am and goes on till 4.30 pm. 

The evening menu starts at 4.30 pm and goes on till 9.30 pm when the attraction closes. 

If you plan to have dinner at the Berlin Radio Tower’s restaurant, you must order from the evening menu.

There is also a separate drinks menu and kids menu.

Which entrance to take?

Skip the Line Berlin TV Tower tickets
When you book in advance, you take the counter for ‘Fast View Tickets’ which as you can see in the photo, is almost always this empty. If you don’t book in advance, you stand in the other counter which has a long waiting time. Image: Getyourguide.com

There are two entrances at the bottom of the TV Tower.

One entrance is for visitors who have already booked their tickets online while the other is for visitors without tickets. 

The one without a long queue is the one for online ticket holders. 

Interesting Fact: Since the Berlin TV Tower is visible from almost every place in Berlin, it has a unique hashtag on Instagram – #ThatTowerAgain

Waiting time at TV Tower Berlin

During non-peak months (October to March), the waiting time at Television Tower Berlin averages 20 minutes. 

From April to September, the peak tourist months, the waiting times can go up to two hours as well.

There are four queues at this observatory –

  1. At the ticket counter to buy the tickets 
  2. At the security check 
  3. At the lifts to go up to the observatory
  4. At the lifts to get down from the observatory

You can skip the first queue (which is also the longest) by booking your Fast View Berlin Tower ticket or reserving your window seat at the Berlin Tower restaurant in advance.

On the day of your visit, you will get priority entry through the lane reserved for visitors who already have tickets. 

Unfortunately, there is no way to skip the queue for the security check and lift to reach the observatory. 

Note: If you want nothing to do with the crowd but still want stunning views of Berlin, check out Panoramapunkt, yet another observatory in the city.

TV Tower free with Berlin Welcome Card

The Berlin Welcome Card, available as 48-hours, 72-hours, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day option, offers a cost-effective means to explore Berlin. 

Berlin Tv Tower is free with Berlin Welcome Card

Besides TV Tower Berlin, the Berlin Welcome Card also gets you free entry into the Pergamonmuseum, Madame Tussauds Berlin, Sea Life Berlin, the DDR Museum, etc. 

As a Welcome Card holding member, you get to skip the long waiting lines and get preferential admission to the TV Tower Berlin.

This discount card also gets you free transport within Berlin. 


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