Berlin sights – here you will have the best view
You are going to visit Berlin and like to see the hot spots but of course also a great panoramic view of the lovely German capital? No problem, here we go:
Berlin sights: the top 8 viewing platforms
1. “Flakturm” in the park Humboldthain (district: Wedding)
Although the French troops tried to destroy a lot of things in Berlin after the end of World War II, the “Flakturm” in park Humboldthain, was saved. Because of a lot of steel and the nearby S-Bahn routes they couldn’t bomb it and thats why it still exists. Nowadays you can take the stairs up and enjoy a great free view of Berlin.
Good to know: Because the platform on the Flakturm is very large and also the railing fence is very high, it wont be a problem for acrophobic people to go here.
2. The Victory Column (district: Tiergarten)
It belongs to the tourist classics of Berlin: the Victory Column. If you climbed up the 285 steps of the spiral staircase (caution – not for the claustrophobic), you can enjoy a beautiful view in all directions over Berlin. This visual pleasure costs three Euros.
3. Rooftop Hotel de Rome (district: Mitte)
During the months of May to October, the Hotel de Rome opens its rooftop terrace 12-22 AM daily. You will have a great view of the Museum Island, the City Palace and Unter den Linden. The hotel itself is one of the most expensive in the city, but having a drink on the terrace is worth the price. Just remember to dress up well, otherwise you won’t fit in the scene.
4. Grunewaldturm (district: Wilmersdorf)
A beautiful old brick and 55 meter high tower give you a majestical view over the Havel and on days with a clear sky even to Potsdam. In order to enjoy this view, you have to pay first 3 Euros for entry and climb 200 steps. Then you are 36 meters up (or 86 meters, considering that the tower was built on the Karlsberg). You find the Grunewaldtrum is at the Havelchaussee 61, which is far away from the center of the city. So if you only stay for a short trip, choose one of the other Berlin sights.
My tip: If you’re already here, then you can also enjoy the restaurant downstairs and of course have a walk through the magnificent Grunewald!
5. Gasometer (district: Schöneberg)
Are you afraid of heights? Better not. You have to be completely without fear of heights and really fit. Then this very special highlight among the viewing platforms in Berlin is waiting for you! Together with a local guide, you have to climb 420 steps (guide on request only), then you can enjoy the view of the top ring of the 78 meter high Gasometer Schöneberg. If you want to know why this is so special, have a look at the video of the Berlin artists Marteria, Yasha & Miss Platnum. This sunset … it couldn’t be better. And I am sure as soon as you watch this, you will definitely book a guide to go up here.
6. Rooftop ParkInn (district: Mitte)
The fact that the TV tower has a great view is not new, it might be one of the most known Berlin sights ever. But who does not want to pay the high entrance fee and avoid the long cue, might enjoy the look at the TV Tower instead of from the TV Tower. Therefore you have to pay four Euros and get up on the rooftop terrace on the 40th floor of the Parkinn Hotel next to the TV Tower.
Disadvantage: you have only a very limited field of view because the terrace is not very big and you can only enjoy the view in one direction.
7. Panoramacafé in Kollhoff-Tower at Potsdamer Platz (district: Mitte)
Sure you know the Kollhoff Tower, after all, he is known for Europe’s fastest elevator. But the café up here offers a wonderful views over Berlin too. And so it is quite relaxed having a coffee and cake with a view of the city.
8. Monkey Bar (district: Charlottenburg)
This bar from the 25hours Hotel is a little over hyped. However, you will have a nice view of the lighted up west Berlin part (Ku’Damm) at night. So get yourself a drink and step out on the terrace to take a deep breath at the last Berlin sights with a great view.
So this were the eight Berlin sights with fantastic views. Of course there are even more. For example the rooftop bars Klunkerkranich (district: Neukölln) and the Deck 5 (district: Prenzlauer Berg), which are only open in summertime but also a great choice.
And if you’re now searching for the best breakfast places in Berlin, here are the local recommendations.
Enjoy your trip!