Things to do in Berlin > Observation Decks and Panoramic Platforms

Berlin Observation Deck Skywalk Marzahn

Opening of the new Berlin Observation Deck Skywalk Marzahn – Photo: © Cathrin Bach, Bild und Konzept

No doubt, discovering Berlin by walking the streets and back streets of Berlin’s various neighborhoods is quite nice. But from time to time having a panoramic view from above can  even be nicer.

Berlin has a couple of Observation Decks and Panoramic Platforms to offer. Some of those platforms are accessible with free admission, some are rather spectacular, some more casual. On this page I’ll compile a list of Berlin Observation Decks and Platforms that are worth visiting. And as always: this is a slowly growing list – so please be patient and excuse me if it may still look a bit raw. You may however of course add your suggestions either by leaving a comment below, or by sending me an email through the contact page.


TV-Tower / Fernsehturm

Alexanderplatz, Berlin Mitte
Height: 368m
Ticket prices: 13 Euro – 23 Euro


Berlin Radio Tower / Funkturm

near Berlin Exhibitions Grounds, Berlin Charlottenburg
Total height: 150m
Height of the observation deck: 126m
Ticket prices: Observation Deck: 5,00 Euro / Restaurant 3,00 Euro


Berlin Victory Column ‘Siegessäule’

Berlin Tiergarten
Height: ~65m
Admission: 3,00 Euro
See also: berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/siegessaeule/…


Marzahn Skywalk Observation Deck

near Marzahner Promenade, Berlin Marzahn
height: 70m
Free Admission
see also: Berlin’s new Observation Deck: the Marzahn Skywalk


Kreuzberg / Top of Viktoriapark

Monument hill in Viktoriapark, Berlin Kreuzberg
Height: 66m
Free Admission
open 24/7
see also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktoriapark


Reichstagskuppel / Dome on top of Reichstag building

Height: 40m
Free Admission
Opening times: daily from 8.00 to 24.00 hrs
Further information: www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits/kuppel


Panorama Terrace at Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz

Enjoy a drink with a stunning view from the Roof Top Terrace at 40th floor of Park Inn Hotel at Alexanderplatz, Berlin Mitte
Opening Hours: Summer: 12pm to 10pm, Winter: 12pm to 6pm
Height: 150m
Admission: 4 Euro
Further information: parkinn-berlin.de/en/panorama-terrace


Panoramapunkt Observation Deck

Kollhoff-Building, Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin Mitte
featuring the fastest elevator in Europe
Admission: 6,50 Euro
Homepage / booking: panoramapunkt.de/en/welcome.html


Berlin HiFlyer “Welt Balloon”

Height: 150m
Admission: 19,90 Euro
Zimmerstraße 95-100
, near Checkpoint Charly / Potsdamer Platz
Homepage / booking: air-service-berlin.de/weltballon/berlin-weltballon/


Bell Tower (Glockenturm) at the Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)

Height: 77m
Opening Hours: April to October daily 9am to 6pm
Admission: 4,50 Euro
Further information: www.glockenturm.de/en/


Bell Tower of Zionskirche

at Zionskirchplatz, Berlin Mitte
Height: 67m
Opening Hours: on Sundays 12pm to 4pm
Admission: 2 Euro
Further information: www.zionskirche-berlin.de/zionskirche/fuehrungen-und-turmbesteigungen (German)

…to be continued…


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