When ascending with the balloon "Weltballon", passengers can look into the heart of Berlin from a height of 150 meters.
No matter where you are in Berlin, you can see it almost everywhere: The Berlin World Balloon is one of the biggest captive balloons in the world. Not far from Checkpoint Charlie, the balloon - secured with ropes on the ground - rises regularly and the passengers in the gondola open up a unique panoramic view over the center of the city.
Starting point for the ascent with the Weltballon is the base station on the Zimmerstraße, corner Wilhelmstraße. The tether balloon is filled with incombustible helium and is attached to the ground via a steel cable with a 10 tonne winch. The gondola can accommodate up to 30 people.
Balloon rides are available all year round until late in the evening. In autumn and winter the ascent depends on the weather. A ride on the world balloon takes about 15 minutes and costs around 20 euros per person.
April 17, 2017
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!