TV Tower

TV Tower

Posted on Posted in Berlin, Food and Drink, Things to do

One of the most salient structures in the Berlin skyline is the TV tower, or Fernsehturm in German. The tallest structure in Berlin, it can be seen IMG_0001from almost anywhere in the city! It’s considered a symbol of Berlin, similar to the Brandenburg Gate. The TV tower includes an observation deck, a restaurant, and a bar. If you’re looking for the best view of the city, this is where to find it. They’re open daily from 9am-midnight from March through October, and from November to February, they’re open daily from 10am-midnight. The last elevator to the top goes up at 11:30pm, and the latest you can enter the restaurant is at 11pm.

One thing I should point out is that the TV tower is a bit pricey. For example, it costs anywhere between €13,00 and €17,50 just to ride the elevator to the top. The restaurant is also a bit overpriced (especially for Berlin).

However, there are ways to make it a bit cheaper. When my husband and I went, we went in the afternoon which had a couple benefits: first, it was much less crowded, and second, we just ordered coffee and cake, which was much cheaper than dinner. It was delicious, and we didn’t break the bank!

Dessert at the TV tower in Berlin
Dessert at the TV tower in Berlin

I would highly recommend going during daylight because you’ll see much more of the city that way. In fact, my husband and I discovered a small ruin that we’d never seen before thanks to our TV tower experience. The view is phenomenal, and the food is good, too. You can buy tickets here.

Here are some of the views from the restaurant in the tower:

Ruin in Berlin
A ruin in Berlin that we discovered while at the top of the TV tower!
View from the TV tower
View of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) and the Humboldt Box.


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