Viewing Platforms & Viewpoints

Observation Decks & Viewpoints: The Best Views of Berlin

Panorama Berlin (1)
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Berlin from above: Discover the most beautiful viewing platforms and vantage points in Berlin. A variety of domes, towers, platforms, hills and panoramic points offer stunning best views over the capital. By day, you can see far over the rooftops of Berlin. By night, the bright lights of the big city glitter. The TV Tower is probably the most famous and eye-catching observation deck in Berlin is - in good weather you can see up to 80 kilometers from the observation deck at 203 meters. But if you want to discover other perspectives, you can also find impressive views on numerous other buildings, roof terraces and parks. Many of them can be climbed without buying any ticket - enjoy beautiful views of Berlin for free.
Fernsehturm mit Marienkiche
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Berlin TV Tower

For the view from the highest building in Germany, you have to wait in line - but it's worth it. more

Aussicht vom Berliner Dom
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Berlin Cathedral

The Protestant Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island in the Mitte district is Berlin's largest church and one of the major sights in the city center. more

Französischer Dom und Konzerthaus auf dem Gendarmenmarkt
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French Cathedral

The French Cathedral is one of three major buildings on Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin's most beautiful square. It was erected as a place of worship for French Huguenots. more

Siegessäule in Berlin
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Victory Column

From a symbol of Prussian military victory to a popular tourist spot: Berlin's Victory Column has reinvented itself through the ages. more

Glaskuppel des Bundestages
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The spectacular glass dome and roof terrace of the Reichstag offers a great view of Berlin's government district. more

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Kollhoff Tower on Potsdamer Platz

Enjoy your coffee with a view atop the tallest building on Potsdamer Platz. In just 20 seconds, the fastest elevator in Europe takes you to the open-air observation deck and the Panorama Café. more

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This viewing platform on the summit of the Kienberg was the landmark of the International Garden Show 2017. It offers wide views over Berlin and Brandenburg. more

Sommertage in der Hauptstadt
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The Viktoriapark with the Kreuzberg hill is Berlin's highest inner-city elevation and has a real waterfall to offer. more

Volkspark Friedrichshain
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Volkspark Friedrichshain

Look through the trees to Alexanderplatz, then chill out on the lawn: the hill in Volkspark Friedrichshain offers nature as well as good views. more

Teufelsberg Berlin
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Teufelsberg in Grunewald Forest is a mountain of rubble, a lookout point and a monument to history. The now dilapidated American listening station on the summit is open to visitors. more

Sonnenaufgang in Berlin
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The small neighbour of the more famous Teufelsberg is a great vantage point and popular excursion destination. more

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Grunewald Tower

The Grunewald Tower in the middle of Berlin's Grunewald Forest is a lookout point, a recreational destination and one of Berlin's hidden architectural gems. more


Skywalk Marzahn

From the viewing platform on top of a high-rise residential building on the eastern outskirts of the city, visitors can see all of Berlin's city centre. more

Marzahn, Ahrensfelder Berge
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Ahrensfelde Hills

The Ahrensfelde Hills (Ahrensfelder Berge) are the fourth highest elevation in Berlin and offer a wide-reaching view as far as the TV Tower in Mitte. more

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