Accessible Panoramapunkt Berlin
Accessible Lift (Fastest in Europe),
Accessible Panoramacafé on the 24th floor,
Accessible Panoramapunkt in Berlin
Enjoy stunning 360° views over Berlin from the wheelchair accessible Panoramapunkt. 103 metres above Potsdamer Platz in central Berlin.
Including views of the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), the Victory Column, Bellevue Palace – and on a good day, you can even see as far as the wind turbines on the border between Berlin and Brandenburg.
As the Berlin TV Tower is inaccessible, the best views over Berlin for wheelchair users are from Panoramapunkt on the 24th and 25th floors of the Kollhoff Tower in Potsdamer Platz instead.
This is actually a blessing in disguise though. And for two main reasons:
Panoramapunkt is a LOT less busy (the Berlin TV Tower can get rather crowded at times);
And Panoramapunkt is WAY cheaper too.
After purchasing your entrance tickets on the ground floor of the Kollhoff Tower, the fastest lift in Europe will whisk you from the ground floor all the way up to Panoramapunkt on the 24th floor – in just 20 seconds. From this height, the views over Potsdamer Platz are sensational (Potsdamer Platz was formerly in “No Man’s Land” in the divided Berlin, but following the reunification of Germany, it soon became Europe’s largest building site – resulting in the architectural marvel that you see today.
After a very rapid ascent, the lift will arrive at Panoramapunkt on the 24th floor, where you’ll find the “Views of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz” exhibition and the glass-walled Panoramacafé (where you can enjoy the views over Berlin while enjoying some fine coffee and cakes, before heading out to the open-air viewing terrace for those spectacular 360-degree views over Berlin). For those who can manage them, a flight of stairs leads up to the open-air sun deck on the 25th floor.
As with all really high viewing areas though, a great 360° view of Berlin from Panoramapunkt depends on good weather when you’re actually going to be visiting. But the beauty of Panoramapunkt, is that you can just turn up on a good day and buy your ticket there and then ( unlike the free view from the rooftop and dome of the Reichstag – which I’d also recommend – where you have to prebook a visiting time in advance, there’s no need to prebook a visiting time at Panoramapunkt – just wait until you arrive in Berlin, and see what the weather’s like).
My advice would be to visit Panoramapunkt on your very first day in Berlin though (assuming the weather’s playing nice of course). This will let you “get your bearings” in Berlin, and show you just where each Berlin attraction is – allowing you to visualise the routes you will later follow.
The viewing platform/exhibition at Panoramapunkt is open daily from 10am to 7pm. The last entry is 30min before closing time. The Panoramacafé is only open between 11am and 6pm though.
For security reasons, only three wheelchairs are allowed on the platform at the same time.
Getting to the Panoramapunkt using Berlin's Public Transport
Panoramapunkt is just seconds from the Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn/U-Bahn station, and is served by:
S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S25 and S26, U-Bahn line U2 – plus trains RB10, RB14, RE3, RE4, RE5 & RE8.
Elevator access to Potsdamer Platz station is just to the right of the main escalator entrance to the station – here.
Potsdamer Platz can also be reached by bus lines M41, M48, M85 and 200.
Accessible Entrance to Panoramapunkt in Berlin
The main entrance to Panoramapunkt is accessible.
Wheelchair users and an accompanying person both receive discounts when purchasing entrance tickets.
Accessible Toilets at Panoramapunkt in Berlin
The accessible toilet at Panoramapunkt can be found near the elevator on the 24th floor.
Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at Panoramapunkt in Berlin
The glass-walled Panoramacafé on the 24th floor of Panoramapunkt is a very relaxing place to take in the views over Berlin while enjoying coffee and cake.
An oasis of calm – high above the rooftops of Berlin far below.
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