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Address: Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 25937080
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Step into the fastest elevator in Europe to begin your journey through the...
Step into the fastest elevator in Europe to begin your journey through the eventful history of one of the world's most significant and popular squares.In just 20 seconds you will be whisked up to the 24th floor, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Berlin. No other place offers such spectacular views of the city’s most famous landmarks and historic sites! The Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column and Bellevue Palace are all just a stone’s throw away.The open-air exhibition “Views of Berlin” will show you how this historic site has been completely transformed again and again: from a quiet green to the pulsing heart of a major city, from the height of luxury to a field of rubble, from a no man’s land to the new centre of Berlin.An experience for all the senses – and the same goes for our PANORAMACAFÉ on the 24th floor and spectacular roof terrace on the 25th floor!
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Much less busy than the TV tower and lovely view of the city

The fastest elevator - brings you up 100 meters in 40 seconds. Nice view of the city. Bear in mind that the observatory is open to the winds, so dress well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Haifa District, Israel
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98 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The exhibition before going up to the viewing platform was very interesting and well worth taking time to read thoroughly. But I have to admit that we weren't that impressed by the actual view - we much preferred the one from the dome of the Berliner Dom, which we did later in the week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

With the fastest elevator of Europe up to the nicest round view of the city of Berlin. Great atmosphere and service

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Haifa District, Israel
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The fastest elevator - brings you up 100 meters in 40 seconds. Nice view of the city. Bear in mind that the observatory is open to the winds, so dress well!

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Only found this accidentally, after visiting Sony Centre. Only €6.50 each. Clear day so great views with a pit stop for a beer in the cafe. Lovely sights to see, most noted on plaques around the walls.

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Vienna, Austria
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

With 5€ admission price it seemed the much more preferable alternative to the TV-tower at Alexanderplatz, which is supposedly hell to queue at, expensive, with the glass reflecting off pictures. Plus if you're on the tower, you can't get it in pictures, obviously, and since it's the one trademark of the Berlin skyline... The panorama point is basically a narrow... More 

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Luxembourg City
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The charming lift assistant explaining the quickest lift in Europe together with the breath-taking view all over Berlin were the positive aspects, the misty, cloudy day with icy winds were the negative aspect. Helpful photos describing the different asights. Don't forget warm clothing before going up !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

definitely worth queuing up to get in the lift to the top - amazing views and interesting photographic descriptions of the history of Potsdamer Platz

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Geneva, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great lookout, cheaper&faster than TV-turm with great views over the city + allows to have the tv-turm on pictures !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Much less touristy than the TV Tower with uninterrupted views over Berlin. Cafe is understated and warm after being outside on the viewing platforms. No queues when we visited and very few people around. Wear something warm if visiting in winter!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

As mentioned by others, main viewing area is outdoors with safety bars that do effect the view, rather than being glassed in. However cafe at one end is glassed in with more unrestricted views. Did not get to TV tower so can't compare unfortunately. Lindenbrau Bar in nearby Sony Centre well worth a visit for good beer and food.

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