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An outstanding culinary experience and a magnificent view

An interior that matches the original art nouveau design, a uniquely spectacular view of Berlin’s rooftops and a menu that caters to discerning tastes – that is a combination which only the Funkturm Restaurant can offer. Inside the 55-metre high restaurant guests can dine à la carte and enjoy a buffet which has a different theme every month. Naturally, dishes are made from fresh, quality ingredients only, and the service is friendly and professional.

The Funkturm Restaurant seats up to 116 guests. With its nostalgic ‘twenties’ atmosphere it provides the perfect setting for private and exclusive celebrations and business events. The interior features panels from Caucasian nutwood, artfully crafted inlays and a slatted white ceiling, providing a historical and stylish ambience that is ideal for even the most prestigious events.

Visit the Funkturm Restaurant and enjoy the experience with all your senses.

Heiko Falkner

Contact

Funkturm Project Manager

Heiko Falkner
Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 2900
Fax: +49 (0)30 3038 1997
falkner@capital-catering.de

Observation Deck

Observation Deck

A panoramic view of Berlin

Spectacular views as far as the eye can see. On the Funkturm’s observation deck visitors can enjoy the experience protected behind glass walls or out it in the open air. In both cases a spectacular view of Berlin awaits them. Be it the Exhibition Grounds, Teufelsberg and Olympic Stadium to the west, the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) and Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church) to the east – visitors can discover many landmarks looking out from the 126-metre high observation deck.

Diagrams reproduced to scale provide easy navigation for visitors. Using coin-operated telescopes visitors can take a closer look in every direction at attractions as well as the countryside around Berlin. The ascent in the glass-walled lift takes exactly 33 seconds, equivalent to 4 metres per second. The observation deck has a maximum capacity of 45 people.

Important! Depending on weather conditions the observation deck may close at short notice. Please call +49 (0)30 3038 1905 on the day you intend to visit to find out whether it is open.

Contact

Funkturm ticket office:
Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 1905

Ticket prices

  • Observation Deck: 5,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 3,00 euros
  • Restaurant: 3,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 2,00 euros

Opening hours

Opening Times

Please note:

During trade fairs or other events access to the Funkturm may be limited or granted only if a ticket has been purchased to the event in question. You can find individual trade fair dates here: Calendar of Trade Shows

During the summer months the observation deck and restaurant are closed for several weeks to allow maintenance work to take place. If you are planning to visit the Funkturm during the period from July to September please phone in advance for information on opening times.

Observation deck

Important! Depending on weather conditions the observation deck may close at short notice. If the wind exceeds 10 metres per second then the lift service to the Funkturm’s observation deck will be suspended. To make sure you can gain admission please inquire by phone to find out if the observation deck is open.

Opening hours:

Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 1905

Funkturm Restaurant

Opening hours:

Monday closed
Tuesday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Wednesday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 2900

Ticket prices

  • Observation Deck: 5,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 3,00 euros
  • Restaurant: 3,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 2,00 euros

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Measuring a total of 147 metres in height the Funkturm is a landmark and attraction for tourists and Berliners alike. Every year, many thousands admire the panoramic view from the observation deck and enjoy the culinary delights served by the Funkturm Restaurant. Ever since the Funkturm was inaugurated on 3 September 1926 more than 17 million people have looked out from the ’beanpole’ onto the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, the neighbouring woodland areas, lakes and many buildings of the capital.

In 1966, due to its architectural and historical importance, the Funkturm acquired the status of a listed building. The 400-tonne steel structure has served as a broadcasting tower, a navigational aid for aviators and has been used for advertising. In 1929 it broadcast Germany’s first televised images and in 1935 the world’s first regular TV programme, thus writing itself into the history of technical progress. For many, it gained a political status and symbolised a beacon of freedom during the Cold War.

From aerial mast to landmark of the German capital

Heiko Falkner

Contact

Funkturm Project Manager

Heiko Falkner
Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 2900
Fax: +49 (0)30 3038 1997
falkner@capital-catering.de

Ticket prices

  • Observation Deck: 5,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 3,00 euros
  • Restaurant: 3,00 euros
    Reduced-rate tickets 2,00 euros

Facts, figures and information on the Eiffel Tower’s 'little brother'

Restaurant:

The restaurant seats a total of 116 guests and is located 55 metres above ground. Its design is from the art nouveau era. Even now, the interior radiates an atmosphere that harks back to the twenties. The wall panels from Caucasian nutwood, the slatted ceiling in white as well as the bar, fashioned from high-quality wood and mother of pearl, are all unique. The painstakingly crafted panels are the work of Ludwig Lüdtke. They include inlay designs by Victor Lurjé, who belonged to the renowned Vienna Workshops.

After the Second World War, and in coordination with the Berlin Department of Listed Buildings, the restaurant was refurbished according to its original design. The inlays were restored by Fritz Huppke.

Observation deck:

The observation deck has a maximum capacity of 45 people. High winds can cause the observation deck to sway by up to 40 cm, while moving in an ellipse around its vertical axis.

Visitor numbers:

Since the Funkturm’s inauguration in 1926 a total of more than 17 million people have visited the restaurant and observation deck. In recent times the figure has been around 60,000 a year.

Staircase:

  • 287 steps to the restaurant
  • 610 steps to the observation deck

Illumination of the Funkturm | lighting system

State-of-the-art LED lighting systems illuminate the Funkturm on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. A computer mouse click selects the desired colour for lighting up the landmark, as befits the occasion.

The lighting system comprises 68 LEDs with a power input of 9.5 kW. Their life cycle exceeds 50,000 hours. LED lighting is installed in the courtyard of the Funkturm, on the roof of the restaurant, the observation deck, as well as on the structure’s steel frame.

Some of the Funkturm illumination’s most spectacular visual effects include waterfalls, flames and rainbows. Furthermore, each of the major trade fairs features its own colours whenever the Funkturm is illuminated, highlighting the event’s presence from afar. Thus, traditionally the Funkturm shines in red during IFA, in orange during ITB, in blue during InnoTrans, in yellow during Fruit Logistica, and naturally in green during the International Green Week.

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Daniela Gäbel

Press Officer

Daniela Gäbel
Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 2351
Fax: +49 (0)30 3038 2278
gaebel@messe-berlin.de

Maritta Voigt

Press Assistant

Maritta Voigt
Press Assistant

Phone: +49 (0)30 3038 2436
Fax: +49 (0)30 3038 2278
m.voigt@messe-berlin.de