Panoramapunkt in Berlin is an outdoor observation platform that provides a 360-degree view of the city, especially Potsdamer Platz.
This viewing deck is at the top of the Kollhoff Tower, at the height of 100 meters (328 feet) above the city streets.
From the observation deck, one can view landmarks such as TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Victory Column, Bellevue Palace, etc., and many other fascinating sights.
One of the highlights of the visit is the bragging rights of having boarded the fastest elevator in all of Europe, which takes you to the 25th floor in just 20 seconds.
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What to expect at Panoramapunkt
No other vantage point offers such a comprehensive picture of the German capital’s structural and historical features.
If they prefer, visitors can rent binoculars for a small fee (€2.50) and buy a 360° map of the surrounding area (€3).
As part of the Panoramapunkt experience, guests also get to see an open-air exhibition, ‘Views of Berlin’, on the history of Potsdamer Platz.
The exhibition is on the 24th floor – just below the observation deck.
Tickets for Panoramapunkt
Visitors can opt for the regular Panoramapunkt ticket or the VIP ticket (also known as the Family ticket).
When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you.
On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in.
Both these tickets get the visitors access to the observation deck, the open-air exhibition, and the cafe.
You can cancel Panoramapunkt’s observation deck tickets up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of tickets
Adult ticket (18+ years): €11.50
Student ticket (18 to 35 years, with ID): €9
Youth ticket (6 to 17 years): €9
Regular family ticket: €18.20
For two adults and four children (under 15)
Best time to visit Panoramapunkt
The best time to visit Panoramapunkt is during sunset.
Watching the sunset over the Berlin skyline from the stunning sun terrace is a romantic feeling.
Even if you are visiting with your family and romance is not on your mind, sunset is a great time to be at the observation deck on top of Kollhoff Tower.
This attraction is usually not very busy, and there aren’t many times when you will have to manage a large crowd.
Panoramapunkt is most busy in the first two and last two hours of operation.
How long does Panoramapunkt take
Visitors usually spend thirty minutes to an hour visiting the Panoramapunkt observatory.
If you visit the panorama café, which with its open-air terrace takes you back to the 1930s, you will need half an hour more.
If you want to minimize the time taken at Berlin’s premier observation deck, buy Panoramapunkt tickets in advance and visit during mid-day.
How to reach Panoramapunkt
Panoramapunkt is located at the center of Potsdamer Platz, and it is easy to reach by public transport.
Its address is Potsdamer Platz 1 10785 Berlin. Get Directions
Panoramapunkt Berlin’s timings
In summer, Panoramapunkt Berlin is open from 10 am to 7 pm, and the café is open from 11 am to 7 pm.
The last elevator ride up departs at 6:30 pm.
During winter, Panoramapunkt is open from 10 am to 6 pm, and the café is open from 11 am to 5.30 pm.
The last elevator ascent is at 5 pm.
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