Every visitor should visit the Television Tower to see Berlin from above and to get a feeling for the size of the once divided city. You may just visit the observation desk or enjoy the view during a visit of the restaurant.
The Berlin TV tower was taken into operation after four years of construction on October 3rd, 1969 and was used primarily for the transmission of the GDR television. Even today, several radio stations are located there. Before the reunification, the tower was a political symbol that had been heavily used by the GDR government. After the turnaround, however, it quickly became a landmark of entire Berlin and thus also a symbol of the reunified Germany. This is also evident in the fact that the monument status granted in 1979 in the GDR was updated after 1990. Besides the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate the 368 m high tower is one of the symbols of the capital and its skyline.
View and Gastronomy
In addition to its actual main function, the Berlin TV tower is above all a tourist attraction and a magnet for visitors. It not only includes the highest observation platform in Berlin at 203 m. A special highlight is the revolving restaurant “Sphere” at an altitude of 207 m. Depending on the time of day, the restaurant rotates once or twice around its axis in an hour. Therefore, it is possible to see not only the very center of Berlin but at good weather conditions even the outskirts. In the restaurant you can choose between fine international or traditional Berlin cuisine. If you are not hungry, you can enjoy the view of the Red City Hall or the Victory Column in the highest bar in Berlin on the panorama floor with good wine or fruity cocktails.
Various tickets are available to make the visit to the TV tower as individual as possible. Children under 4 years are generally free. The standard day ticket is available on site. However, you should expect waiting lines especially on weekends. Four additional ticket options can be booked online and allow you to access the tower without waiting. The Fast View ticket gives you access to the tower at a time you have chosen. The Early Bird Ticket gives you access to the tower opening at 9am from March to October and 10am from November to February. For the romantics, the Late-Night ticket offers a booking between 9.30pm and 11pm. The VIP ticket entitles you to admission at the time you have chosen in advance. In addition, this option ensures that you get the next free window seat in the tower restaurant “Sphere”.
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