I have an obsession for observing Berlin life. Usually I observe it at street level, however, every once in a while I like to climb up some of the city’s landmarks and watch life, the skyline, the architecture and feel the Berlin breeze from above. I live a fantasy and feel like I am walking in the shoes of one of the characters from the famous Berlin themed movie: Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin). But unlike the character in the movie, I observe a vibrant, colorful and upbeat city I call home. So I could not wait to share BERLIN FROM ABOVE TOP 14 BEST SPOTS with you.
Pick a clear day, take your camera and enjoy BERLIN FROM ABOVE TOP 15 BEST SPOTS. Maybe we’ll bump into each other as I do go back and visit these places from time to time!
TV TOWER – 360 degree-view of Berlin from as high as it gets. 368 meters high to be exact. Try to recognize the familiar structures from up there!
BERLINER DOM – Birdseye view of Museum Island and Mitte skyline from Berlin’s beloved Cathedral. It’s just amazing to be so close to the Dom’s amazing sculptures!
KLUNKERKRANICH – Iconic view from a cool rooftop bar. Chill and chill can be…but getting a bit too busy at times.
FUNKTURM (RADIO TOWER) – Find out what West Berlin’s skyline, rooftops and streets look like from above.
WELTBALLON – Touristy adventure in the south side of Mitte. From a hot air balloon.
MONKEY BAR/NENI – Drink and Eat with a view. Make sure to face Tiergarten Park and watch the mokeys below.
OLYMPIA GLOCKENTURM – Watch how green and peaceful Berlin can be from a tower built for the 1936 Olympic Games.
TEUFELSBERG – Edgy urban exploration and a unique look towards Berlin’s skyline. Get ready for sensorial overload!
SIEGESSÄULE – Get the classic view looking towards Mitte and Brandenburg Gate surrounded by Tiergarten Park.
ZIONSKIRCH – Prenzlauerberg rooftop watching from a church’s steeple.
FLAK TOWER AT HUMBOLDTHAIN – Discover the Northern Skyline from a World War II Flak Tower.
PRUSSIAN NATIONAL MONUMENT – West Kreuzberg seen from above with the coolest waterfall in town.
PANORAMA PUNKT AT POTSDAMER PLATZ – 360 degree-view of Berlin from the “new Mitte”.
PARK INN TERRACE – So close to the TV Tower you can almost hug it. Look East and gaze into the Berlin’s socialist past.
GASOMETER (SCHÖNEBERG) – One can only climb this stunning structure (and get one of Berlin’s best perspectives from above) with guided tours, but it is totally worth it.