Berlin's legendary Fernsehturm marks the historic centre of the city. It was built by the German Democratic Republic in 1964 to broadcast GDR television programmes, and to demonstrate East German competence. Today it symbolises Germany's unification.

Sightsee from Berlin's tallest building

Germany's capital city is undeniably home to some of Europe's most enthralling history and remains a vibrant cultural centre popular among creatives. The're so much to see in this perpetually dynamic destination. Overlooking it all is the iconic Berliner Fernsehturm, or TV tower, which looms imposingly at a height of 203 metres.

Cinematic sights in Germany's capital city

Ascend to the top in a mere 40 seconds, and witness spectacular panoramic views of the German capital on the viewing deck. Don't forget your camera when you visit the Berliner Fernsehturm. The vista is certainly cinematic. The tower has become one of the most recognisable emblems of Berlin and is regularly used as an establishing shot in films and, somewhat self-referentially, in TV programmes. Around a million sightseers visit the tower each year. At the tower's summit, the Telecafe restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 30 minutes, offering diners a spectacular and unique experience. Germany's tallest tower, the Berliner Fernsehturm was built during the German Democratic Republic era, and remains a notable reminder of the country's communist past. Despite its dark beginnings, the tower is perhaps Berlin's most famous attraction. Affectionately dubbed 'the toothpick' and 'Telespargel' (Tele-asparagus) due to its shape, it is sometimes also called the Alex Tower because of its central location near Alexanderplatz. When you visit this remarkable tower, look out for 'the Pope's revenge'. The unintentional effect of the light on shining on the tower's surface creates a cross. The panorama at the tower's summit includes the Bundestag, Mitte and the Oberbaum Bridge, among many other celebrated sights.

Your advantages with the
Berlin CityTour Card

  • Free transport ticket
  • Save up to 30% on your entry
  • Valid for 48h up to 5 days

See more with a Berlin CityTourCard

Enjoy a 25% discount on entry to the Berliner Fernsehturm with a Berlin CityTourCard, Berlin's official sightseeing ticket. You'll save money when you purchase Berlin's cheapest visitor's ticket, which lets you save up to 30% at the city's top 10 attractions. You'll also get substantial discounts at more than 200 other major sights and leading hospitality partners. You'll always have the appropriate ticket to suit your needs when you select from either the AB tariff to central Berlin or the ABC tariff, which lets you tour nearby Potsdam as well.

Advantage with the Berlin CityTourCard: Get a 25% discount on the sightseeing ticket at the box office for adults and children. Not combinable with other discounts.


Panoramastraße 1 a
10178 Berlin - Mitte

Opening hours



S-Bahn:Alexanderplatz (S5, S7, S75)
U-Bahn:Alexanderplatz (U2, U5, U8)
Bus:100, 200, 248, M48, TXL
Tram:M2, M4, M5, M6

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