Standing at just over 1,200 feet, when in Berlin, it’s impossible to overlook Fernsehturm, more commonly known as the Berlin TV Tower. Considering that it’s the tallest building in Germany, the Berlin TV Tower dominates the city’s skyline and offers 360-degree views below.
Knowing that Berlin would host an influx of tourists who, like me, were in town for ITB at the time, I decided to purchase our tickets to the tower online well in advance of our travels to avoid waiting in long lines. To further avoid long waits, we purchased Late Night tickets (13 €) that provide access to the tower from 9:30-11pm. With our tickets, we were able to visit the Panorama Bar inside the tower.
Perhaps because it was nighttime and visibility wasn’t as great as it likely is during daytime hours, but the view from the Panorama Bar was underwhelming. Overall, while our visit to the tower was a fun diversion, in hopes of having better views, the next time around, I’d be willing to splurge a little extra for a Fast View ticket (19.50 €) which is good for a daytime visit during a chosen time slot. While there are other general day tickets available for 13 €, they require a wait in the queue, and when visiting a city as popular as Berlin, there’s no telling how long that could take!