Berliner Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower)
Observatory & Restaurant
“Great observatory deck with amazing views of the city of Berlin, I wish I can same the say about the food”
The Berliner Fernsehturm is a TV tower located in the heart of Berlin close to Alexanderplatz. It serves as an observatory deck where you can enjoy one of the best views of the city at 207 metres from the ground. There is also an upper deck with a restaurant where you can sit down. Best of all is a rotating restaurant, taking a full hour to reach a full rotation. Although I wish I can say you can sit down enjoy a great view whilst having an amazing meal.
For the observatory deck, regular admission is from 15,50 € and for fast track is from 17,50 €
At the restaurant, inner circle restaurant admission from 17,50 € and for window table from 23,50 €
I’ve visited Berliner Fernsehturn on many occasions. From experience, I highly recommend purchasing the tickets in advance. This way you avoid the long queues to buy the ticket, and then another long queue to go up the observatory. tickets can be purchased at the sphere tickets online this way you know the exact time you’ll be able to go up. There is nothing worst then going there and finding out that the next entrance isn’t available for another hour or two and you don’t have anything else to do but wait.
The dining deck at the Berliner Fernsehturm has an amazing open view of the city and it only gets better in the evening after sunset. But the food here has been a big disappointment every time. It lacks creativity, taste, and options. The food is moderately priced but when you add on the 17,50 € or 23,50 € fee it is actually pricey for what you get.
I was able to get the window table 1 at the restaurant deck of the observatory. which was spacious and can extend.
On the area where the tables rotate not the entire platform.
The biggest disappointment I had aside from the food was how the never change the cutleries between meals. The server just puts them aside didn’t clean the table and just slaps a new plate on the table. This actually has happen every time I visited, 7 times to be exact.
In the evening aside from the city lights, you can view the ceiling has a star like lighting creating a nicer atmosphere.
Prawn and zucchini pasta (chalk!)
Steak with mash potatoes and gravy (chalk!)
This observatory has so much potential to be the next big thing in Berlin. But management does such a poor job with cleanliness, food options, and taste. In all honesty, I only go there whenever I have a guest with me who has never been to Berlin before. Often, dismissing the idea of eating there even though it has a great atmosphere.