The most beautiful viewpoints in BerlinBerlin is not only the German capital, but also the city of hearts for many visitors. Today, 3.6 million people live here. A sightseeing tour therefore takes a lot of time. If you want to see Berlin in its entirety, you should do so from the city’s vantage points. There are definitely places that offer a view over the whole city. In the following, we at EastSeven Hostel Berlin present various interesting viewpoints – including Alexanderplatz with the TV tower, Potsdamer Platz, the Grunewald Tower and Berlin Cathedral.
Berlin TV tower at Alexanderplatz
The television tower is located on Alexanderplatz in Berlin and is home to the city’s highest viewing platform. At 203 meters high, it stands out from the cityscape. From the TV tower, you have a good overview of Berlin and the surrounding area. There is also a restaurant high up with a panoramic view. The special feature is the 360-degree rotation of the restaurant, which takes around 20 minutes and extends the view across the entire capital. You can see Prenzlauer Berg, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, Teufelsberg, Drachenberg, Kreuzberg and other sights in Berlin from the vantage point. By the way: there is a staircase in the TV tower in Berlin that is 986 steps long and is intended for emergencies. The Berlin TV tower is a radio tower and home to several radio stations. It is therefore much more than just a viewing platform. Adults pay 25.50 euros per person, children up to 14 years 14.50 euros, and children up to 3 years enjoy the view from the top of the TV tower for free. Address: Panoramastraße 1A in 10178 Berlin Opening hours: daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Berlin Tiergarten with Victory Column
Berlin’s Tiergarten is legendary and one of the places at the top of the list of Berlin’s most popular sights. The Großer Tiergarten at Ernst-Reuter-Platz covers an area of 210 hectares. At its center is the Great Star, which attracts visitors around the clock. The Victory Column is enthroned on it and is a central part of the journey to the Tiergarten. Viewpoints like this are unique because they have historical significance. The Victory Column offers an extraordinary view from a height of 69 meters. From below, you can marvel at the square and the column in full size. The Victory Column was completed in 1873 and is a monument from the time of the Wars of Unification. If you want to climb the Victory Column, you should have some small change ready for the entrance fee. The Victory Column can be visited every day, although you will have to take the 285 steps up to the viewing platform. By the way: Straße des 17. Juni, where the Victory Column is located, stretches from the Brandenburg Gate to Ernst-Reuter-Platz. So you can discover a lot along this route. Address: Straße des 17. Juni in 10557 Berlin Opening hours Großer Stern and Tiergarten: in summer daily from 9 am to 6:30 pm, in winter daily from 9 am to 4 pm
Potsdamer Platz with a panoramic view from above
The famous Kolhoff high-rise building, which looks like a tower, is located at Potsdamer Platz 1. It has a total height of 103 meters. Its elevator takes you to the city’s popular vantage point in 20 seconds. Enjoy the view over Potsdamer Platz and experience Berlin from a completely new perspective. Adults pay 9 euros, the reduced price is 7 euros, and children up to 6 years old are admitted free of charge. Note, however, that 103 meters is quite high. Visitors should therefore be free from giddiness. What should not be missing at Panoramapunkt are fine desserts, warming drinks and a panoramic view of the park. The opening hours of the integrated café are adapted to peak times. Here you can enjoy coffee and cake daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy the view through the meter-high full glazing. The façade offers plenty of opportunities for great pictures of the capital. Visitors love the viewpoint in Berlin and often travel here several times. Alongside the Victory Column and the TV Tower, the Kolhoff Tower is one of the most popular viewpoints in Berlin. Address: Potsdamer Platz 1 in 10785 Berlin Opening hours: daily 10 am to 7 pm
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Berlin Bell Tower at the Olympic Stadium
The Berlin Bell Tower is also a popular vantage point over Berlin. It was built in the Nazi era before the Second World War and juts out from the Olympic Stadium. The reason for its construction was the 1936 Olympic Games, which was also the year the tower was completed. The bell tower is still a Berlin landmark today. To visit, you should arrive between April and October, as these viewpoints are closed in winter. If there are no clouds in the sky, you can see as far as Potsdam from the bell tower at the Olympic Stadium. Tip: You can also find the French Cathedral in Mitte, which also offers a 360-degree panorama. Address: Am Glockenturm 1 in 14053 Berlin Opening hours: from April 1 to October 31, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Berlin Cathedral with a height of 90 meters
The Berlin television tower is Berlin’s landmark. The Berlin Cathedral is similarly famous. Thanks to its 360-degree view, it is one of the most popular vantage points in Berlin. If you want the best view over Berlin, head to the stairs of the Berlin Cathedral in good weather. It is 270 steps long and rewards you with a gigantic view over Berlin. The viewing platform high above offers a view of the television tower, the Humboldt Museum and other vantage points in Berlin.
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Grunewald Tower on the Havelchaussee
Are you a fan of vantage points in Berlin with a special kind of view? Then it’s worth visiting the Grunewaldturm on Havelchaussee. Its viewing platform offers you an all-encompassing view of the city and the surrounding area of Berlin. The viewpoint can be reached via 204 steps. For less than 4 euros admission, the tower provides a highlight for the entire Berlin city tour. The view makes up for the exertions of the climb to the viewpoint. At the end, you can look out over the Havel and the Grunewald forest. Once at the bottom, you should also take a look at the architecture of the tower, which was erected as a memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I and is one of the most important viewpoints in Berlin. Address: Havelchaussee 61 in 14193 Berlin Opening hours: daily from 11 am to 6 pm
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Enjoy other viewpoints in Berlin
If you are looking for more viewpoints in Berlin, then take a look at the Brandenburg Gate on Pariser Platz not far from the Hopfingerbräu restaurant. The Brandenburg Gate features the famous copper quadriga and is 26 meters high. In good weather, it offers fantastic views of the capital. Address: Pariser Platz in Berlin Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm Additional viewpoints in Berlin are the Park Inn at Alexanderplatz 7 and the Flak Tower in Volkspark Humboldthain. The Park Inn boasts a height of 120 meters and an outdoor terrace with a view over Berlin. This vantage point is not as steeped in history as the Berlin Cathedral or the flak tower in Volkspark Humboldthain. But lovers of modern architecture in particular enjoy the view over the buildings in Berlin. Base flying is also possible at the Park Inn. The tower in Volkspark Humboldthain in Berlin offers an appealing view from its viewing platform. It is a building from the Second World War that has been preserved as a viewing platform in Berlin to this day. From here you have a view over Wedding, Mitte, Humboldthain and other areas of Berlin. The flak tower is located outside Berlin’s lively party mile. Apart from the TV Tower, Grunewald Tower and Victory Column, many people also stop by the Müggelturm, Wolkenhain or Drachenberg. In between, you can enjoy a bite to eat in a restaurant in Berlin-Mitte or in other parts of the city. Address Park Inn: Alexanderplatz 7 in 10178 Berlin Opening hours: Summer daily 12 to 10 pm, winter daily 12 to 6 pm Address Volkspark Humboldthain: Brunnenstraße 100 in 13357 Berlin Opening hours: around the clock