About Berlin

Germany, has a wide array of attractions. Life here is relaxed. The city offers a striking contrast between historical and modern architecture. Berliners love to party hard, reflected in the plethora of festivals throughout the year. People look up to Berlin for lifestyle, music and art trends. Artists flock to the city, making it one of Europe's most exciting destinations.

Public Transport System

Berlin has 5,334 kilometers of roads and 197 kilometers of inner-city waterways.Berlin's local public transport network is under the regional transit authority named Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB). The city's transit networks consist of five different systems. These include the U-Bahn and S-Bahn urban rail systems, tramway system, a bus network and a number of ferry services. There are a large number of common interchange stations between the different modes.Th transport network covers the city of Berlin and approximately 15 kilometers beyond the city boundaries. The area is split into three zones. Zone A is the central part of the city (inside the Ringbahn), and zone B is the outer part of Berlin City. Zone C covers an area beyond the city boundaries.U-Bahn, the underground metro, is maintained by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG. It runs along a network of approximately 146 kilometers and includes 173 stations. Most metro lines operate underground, but some run on above ground tracks. The U-Bahn Berlin is known for its yellow-coloured trains.S-Bahn Berlin covers 15 lines on a 330 kilometer-long regional network and with almost 170 train stations. In the center of Berlin, the S-Bahn mostly runs above ground. Train stations can be identified by the green and white S symbol.Tram and Metro tram in Berlin are maintained by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG. Tram lines extend the route network of the U-Bahn and more than 20 tram lines run through Berlin, mainly in the eastern part of the city. Metro tram lines run more often than the regular trams.Transport service in Berlin's urban area re provided by several public bus lines of the BVG. They cover routes which are not covered by other public transport. A special feature of Berlin are the double-decker buses whose upper decks offer a great view.Around 7,500 taxis are on the roads. Taxis can be ordered by hailing at taxi stands or by phone. Within the city area price fixing is forbidden, the ride is paid via taximeter.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

A single valid  ticket holds good for all public transport in Berlin: S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, trams and ferries. The fare depends on the tariff zone and the period of validity. The fares for the ticket are as follows:
A single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) is valid for one person for a two hour journey through the city. Note: It is not allowed to travel towards the direction of the starting point. For that purpose a new single-ticket must be purchased.
Fares:
Tariff AB: 2.80 Euros; reduced: 1.70 Euros
Tarif ABC: 3.40 Euros; reduced: 2.50 Euros
Children ( 0-5 years): Free(accompanied)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Children ( 0-5 years): 1.70 Euros                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Day Ticket(valid for selected day until 3 a m): 7.00 Euros
Small group day ticket (valid for selected day for up to 5 persons until 3 a m): 19.90 Euros

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 3.49
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 2.33
White Bread USD 1.16
Eggs (12) USD 2.33
Combo Meal USD 8.14
Fine Dining USD 46.54
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.33
Domestic Beer USD 1.16
Imported Beer USD 1.16
Bottle of Wine USD 5.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 6.98
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.33
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.49
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1012.16

Dos

  • Check out the flea market
  • Eat Currywurst, a finely chopped meat-dipped curry ketchup
  • Watch outdoor karaoke at Mauerpark on Sundays.
  • Take a walking tour.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the city at night.

Don’ts

  • Don’t opt for a taxi in Berlin to move around as it has one of the best transport systems in the world consisting of the metro, trams, and buses which cover almost all the tourist attractions in the city.
  • Don’t forget to buy the tram/metro/bus tickets before boarding and also to stamp the same in a validating box located next to ticket machines.
  • Don’t bin your bottle. Instead, leave them underneath the bins so that unofficial bottle collectors will pick them up for a refund from supermarkets.
  • Don’t eat only local dishes in the restaurants. Berlin has a variety of cuisines from around the world including vegetarian dishes, and Asian restaurants.
  • Don’t dress up in suits when going to Kreuzberg, Neukölln, and Friedrichshain; you will better fit here in casual dress.

Mistakes tourists make

  • Not having cash in hand as most restaurants don’t accept credit cards. Also, flea markets and small shops don’t accept credit cards.
  • Most tourists see only the main attractions like Berlin Wall, Museum Island or Parliament Building, but skip seeing Berlin’s beautiful neighborhoods like Kreuzberg,  Neukölln, and Friedrichshain. 
  • Not tipping a waiter for good service. At least 10% of the bill should be handed over to the waiter as a tip.
  • Walking in bike lanes. Pedestrians can attract the ire of angry motorists and cyclists. 
  • Placing bags on the seats of a busy train. It is also advisable not to put your feet on the seats in the train.  

Night Life

Nightclubs in Berlin come to life between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. There are no fixed closing hours. Plenty of music, pubs, techno clubs and funky beach bars make Berlin's nightlife enviable. Exploring the nightlife is as much an adventure as a privilege. With so much on offer, Berlin can be bracketed with the hippest cities in the world and only one night cannot do justice to it.

Must See

  • Watch the sunset with a cocktail at Klunkerkranich Bar in Neukolln. 
  • Have fun exploring the abandoned structures in Berlin. 
  • Visit Berlin's underground tunnels where you find World War II bunkers, Cold War fallout shelters, brewery cellars, etc.
  • Spreepark, an amusement park, is the place where you can see toppled dinosaur statues that look like they’ve been lifted from the set of Jurassic Park and many more attractions to see there.
  • At the Weinerei you pay €1 to borrow a glass, help yourself to as much tipple as you wish, keep track of how much you've had, then decide how much you want to pay.
  • Enjoy the Berlin festivals that take place all the year round.
  • In the middle of the city, visit urban gardening in Berlin at Prinzessinnengarten. 
  • Enjoy unique Berlin which transforms unusual locations clubs that are open 24/7 from Friday to Monday.
  • Visit Berlin's only UFO, the world's 96 Futuro Houses, which is a prefabricated, mass-produced flying saucer living complex for the future.
  • Don't miss the 'underground' restaurant. Here, top chefs serve multiple-course gourmet meals to diners in the comfort of the chef’s own house.

 

Experiences

  • On Thursdays and Fridays, you can enjoy the delicious food from all over the world at the Turkish Market.
  • Swim in a bathing ship on the River Spree in Badeschiff.
  • Visit Tempelhofer Feld, a former airport which was transformed into the world's largest public park of 386 hectares, in 2008.  
  • On Sundays sing Karaoke at Mauerpark.
  • Tour east Berlin as a driver or as a passenger of a tiny Trabant car with live commentary from a guide driving a separate vehicle.
  • There is a converted phone booth located in Katerblau and in RAW Gelände. You can party at the World’s Smallest Disco there.
  • Have a Burger in a Former Public Toilet at Schlesisches Tor.
  • At the Weinerei you pay €1 to borrow a glass and help yourself to as much tipple as you wish. Keep track of how much you've had, then decide how much you want to pay.
  •  Berghain, a night club, is very famous for rejecting people at the door. If you are lucky and get through, be sure you will be greeted with the loudest applause. 
  • Keep Sunday for Preußenpark, “Thai Park”  with tiny tables where home-cooked Thai food is served.

Activities

Berlin Zoological Garden
Zoo
Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Hertzberg Golf
Golf
 Sonnenallee 165, 12059 Berlin, German
Aquarium Berlin
Zoo
Budapester Str. 32, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Golf Resort Berlin Pankow e.K.
Golf
Blankenburger Pflasterweg 40, 13129 Berlin, Germany
Harz Mountains ;
Ski
258 kms from Berlin
Golf and Country Club Berlin-Wannsee e.V.
Golf
 Golfweg 22, 14109 Berlin, Germany
Spielbank Berlin
Casino
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Vulkan Stern Casino
Casino
Cicerostraße 22, 10709 Berlin, Germany
Tierpark Berlin
Zoo
Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, Germany
Szklarska Poreba
Ski
297 kms from Berlin

Shopping

Antikmarkt Ostbahnhof
Antique Markets
Erich-Steinfurth-Straße 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
3.2 km via Holzmarktstraße
Antiques and Book Market near Bode Museum
Antique Markets
Am Kupfergraben 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Flea Market at Bode Museum
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Am Kupfergraben 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Flea market at Boxhagener Platz
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Boxhagener Platz 1, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Fleamarket at Mauerpark
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Bernauer Str. 63-64, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Flohmarkt Arkonaplatz
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Arkonapl., 10435 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Hansa market - Flea market Weissensee
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Hansastraße 188, 13088 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Nowkoelln Flowmarkt
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Maybachufer 31, 12047 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
RAW Flohmarkt
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Sunday Flea Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Boxhagener Platz 1, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
7.5 km
AMPELMANN shop in the Hackescher Markt
Handicrafts and Souviners
Hackesche Höfe, Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
5.5 km
Berlin Deluxe
Handicrafts and Souviners
Schloßstraße, 12163 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
6.5 km
HEIMAT
Handicrafts and Souviners
Niederbarnimstraße 17, 10247 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
8.3 km
Vielfach Berlin -Das Kreativkaufhaus-
Handicrafts and Souviners
Zimmerstraße 11, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
4.5 km
ALDI
Shopping Malls
Leipziger Pl. 12, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
EDEKA Moch Supermarket
Shopping Malls
Grunerstraße 20, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
GALERIA Kaufhof Berlin
Shopping Malls
Alexanderpl. 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
Kaufhaus des Westens
Shopping Malls
Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
5.5 km
Mall of Berlin
Shopping Malls
Leipziger Pl. 12, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Rewe
Shopping Malls
Revaler Str. 33, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
Woolworth
Shopping Malls
Lausitzer Pl. 1, 02977 Hoyerswerda, Germany
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
  • Berliner Bear
  • Retro style bag 
  • A Gourmet Box from KaDeWe
  • Photos
  • T-shirts
  • Berlin Beer
  • Gummi Bears
  • Miniature souvenirs
  • Chocolates
  • Mugs
  • small pens
  • key chains
  • small train cars etc.

Official Language

German

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

3.65 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 18.19°C

TimeZone

16:14 PM (GMT +02:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

110

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Tegel  Airport - TXL

Best time to visit

April, May June, July, August and September.The weather is ideal for the tourist to move around Berlin and enjoy all the attractions.

Moderate time to visit

October, November and DecemberThe temperature starts to plummet.

Worst time to visit

January, February and March.It is the bone-chilling time in the winter, coldest time of the year.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 3.90

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 2.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 30.00

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