The Best Place to see Berlin From Above
My favorite place to see Berlin from above is the viewing platform on the 40th floor of Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz. But this is a recent discovery if I can call it like that. I, kind of, always knew that there was a viewing platform on the top of this huge hotel on Alexanderplatz. The problem is that I never went there and I have no idea why.
The Park Inn at Alexanderplatz is right in the middle of the city, with one of Berlin’s highest viewing points since the building is the second tallest in the German capital. From the lobby, you will take the weirdly fast elevator up to the 37th floor. From there you have to walk up the staircase to the 40th floor and pay the 4EUR fee to enter the viewing platform. Even if you’re staying at the hotel, you will have to pay the fee. But don’t worry about the price there, it’s more than worth and way cheaper than the TV Tower.
Up there on the viewing platform, you’ll have a less than 180 free view from Berlin. And you can see how the city changes from pre-industrial buildings coming from the north to a booming modern city close to Alexanderplatz. In front of you will be the TV Tower and you can split the city with the tower. On the left side of it, you can see Kreuzberg, Neukölln, a small part of Mitte and everything on the south side of the city. On the right side of it, you can see Potsdamer Platz, Berliner Dom, Tiergarten and the neighborhoods of Mitte, Wedding and Prenzlauer Berg.
From there you can see the trams crossing Alexanderplatz, the S-Bahn going through the train stations and the Spree River close to Friedrichstrasse. The German flags fly high over the Reichstag and the Tiergarten is there blooming with all its trees. It’s truly gorgeous and I know I will be there a few more times when friends come to visit me in Berlin. Specially during the sunset time when you can take pictures of the city being lit by the last rays of the sun in a beautiful and special way.
Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz Viewing Platform
Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin, 40th floor