City Manager Berlin

City Manager Berlin

Kevin Goldbach

Good To Know

Cultural diversity:
Berlin unites countless nations and with more than 11 million tourists a year, Germany's capital is a centre of cultural diversity. This is reflected in the people as well as in the environment, the food and the various cultural events.

The Gastronomy:
No matter if snack or gourmet, Asian, European, Indian or African - in Berlin you will always find a restaurant or snack that suits your appetite and budget.

High culture:
Berlin offers countless museums, large traditional theatres and three opera houses. The Berliner Philharmoniker - according to experts the best orchestra in the world - deserves special mention.

From Tegel Airport (TXL), the fastest and cheapest option:
By TXL bus (direction S+U Alexanderplatz via Hauptbahnhof).
The journey takes about 25 minutes and costs €2.80.

From Schönefeld Airport (SXF), the fastest and cheapest option:
By regional train RB19 (direction S+ U Gesundbrunnen Bhf), the RB14 (direction Nauen, Bahnhof) or the RE7 (direction Dessau, Hauptbahnhof).
The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs €3.40 (single ticket Berlin ABC, valid for 120 min.).

Police: 110
Taxi: +49 30 210 101 oder +49 30 443 322 oder +49 30 261 026 oder +49 30 210 202

Short trip:
Max. six stops by bus or tram or max. three stations by U-Bahn or S-Bahn.
Price: €1.70 (Concessions (6-14 years) €1.30)

Single ticket (Berlin AB):
120 min., one way, valid for the Berlin area AB.
Price: €2.80 (Concessions (6-14 years) €1.70)

Day ticket (Berlin AB):
A day ticket lets you travel as often as you want on the printed day or after validation at departure until 03:00 am on the following day.
Price: €7.00 (Concessions (6-14 years) €4.70)

Offer:Small-group day ticket (up to 5 persons).
Price: approximately €20 (AB €19.90 / BC €20.60 / ABC €20.80)

Special offers for tourists:

Berlin WelcomeCard: The Berlin WelcomeCard lets you use all public transport in the Berlin urban area for 48 or 72 hours or five days. In addition, with the WelcomeCard you get a guide with many insider tips, a map, and discounts of up to 50% at more than 200 tourist and cultural highlights.
Prices: 48h ca. €20 / 72h ca. €29 / 72h + Museum Island ca. €44 / 5 days ca. 38€
More informations:

Berlin CityTourCard: The Berlin CityTourCard lets you use all public transport in the Berlin urban for 48 or 72 hours or 5 days. With the CityTourCard, you’ll also get a folding map with a map of the city centre, S- and U-Bahn network map, and discounts of at least 15% at about 40 tourist partners.
Prices: 48h ca. €17 / 72h ca. €24 / 5 days ca. €34
More information:

Food specialties of the city:
- Currywurst
- Döner
- Pork knuckle
- Smoked pork chop with sauerkraut
- "Strammer Max" (rye and wheat bread, ham, fried egg)
- "Bauernfrühstück" ("farmer's breakfast" - potatoes, eggs, and optional: meat, bacon, leeks, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.)

Drink specialties of the city:
- Fassbrause (a non-alcoholic drink made from fruit, spices, malt extract)
- Berliner Weisse "mit Schuss" (Berlin wheat beer with raspberry or woodruff syrup)

Typical meal times:
- Breakfast: 07.00 - 10:00
- Lunch: 12.00 - 14:00
- Dinner: 17.00 - 20:00

Tipping:5% - 10% (if paying by EC card, leave the tip in cash)

Is the tap water safe to drink? Yes.

- A cup of coffee at a restaurant:about €2.00 (highly variable, from €1.00 to €7.50)
- A lunch menu at a restaurant: lunch: €9 - 14 (€15-20 incl. drinks)
- A ride in a taxi (cost/km): base price: €3.90 , cost per kilometre: €1.50 - €2.00

Where to go out:
- Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg: this district is where you'll find Berghain, among others, which is listed as a highlight by MyCiyHighlight. Other clubs in the area include the Matrix, Watergate, Magdalena, Cassiopeia, Chalet, Safe, Suicide Circus, and lots more.
- Mitte: this district is home to clubs where an elegant, stylish dress code is usually required. This is where you'll find the FELIX Club Restaurant, among others, which is also listed in the MyCityHighlight database. Other clubs located in Mitte: Adagio Club, E4 Club Berlin, Tube STATION, and many more.

Opening times:
The clubs usually open their doors between 21:00 and 00:00, but most locals hardly ever go to a club before 23:00.

Shopping areas:
Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm): the Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstraße are the shopping hub of Berlin. These shopping streets are home to countless shops in every sector. This district is where you'll find Bikini Berlin and KaDeWe, among others, both of which are listed as highlights by MyCityHighlight. in addition, you will also find international chains like Zara, H&M, Peek & Cloppenburg, etc. in this area.

Opening times:
Usually Mon.-Sat. open all day (10 - 20:00); closed on Sundays.

Kaufland, Aldi, Lidl, Rewe, Edeka, Reichelt, Penny, Netto

- Laws: no open drinks on public transport (€40 fine)
- Going through a red light is prohibited (€5)
- Throwing rubbish on the floor is prohibited (up to €500 fine)

Hello/Good day: Juten Tach! or just Tach! or Tachchen!
Thank you: Dankeschön!
You're welcome: Bittesehr!
Goodbye: Tschau! or Machs Jut!

Bicycles can be rented as follows:
- Call a Bike ( The bicycle rental system of the German railways. Registration required.
- Take a Bike ( Central location, flexible times to borrow and deliver the wheels.
- Berlin on Bike ( Many interesting tours. But also without tour a bike rental is possible.
- Donkey Republic ( 24/7 available bike rental. You can rent their bikes with their app. With voucher code: MYCITYBER, you will get 10% discount on your bike rent.

My souvenir recommendations

A piece of the Berlin Wall

A piece of the Berlin Wall

There is a choice of small or medium sized piece of the Berlin Wall, which separated from 13 August 1961 until 9 November 1989, the German capital into two parts. Historically, it is by far the best gift that you can take from Berlin. To buy, it is including in Berlin Story Shop Unter den Linden.

Unter den Linden 40, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland

Ampelmann - the East German traffic light man

Ampelmann - the East German traffic light man

The "Ampelmann" is one of the few things the DDR culture that were able to gain a cult status and so continue exestieren in Berlin. They were supposed to yield to the popular in the west traffic figures, but by many protest (East) citizens disappearance of sympathetic men was stopped with hat. Already exchanged lights in the eastern parts of the city were restored to the original state. One finds the traffic light with security men in every souvenir shop in Berlin and it is available as bath sponge, reflector, trivets, T-Shirt, eraser, fruit jelly, bread box, etc ..

KaDeWe KaDeWe , Tauentzienstrasse 21,10789 Berlin



A Buddy Bear is a custom-painted life-size bear sculpture made of weatherproof fiberglass reinforced plastic. 2001, some 350 Bear in Berlin were set up, there are now over 1,400 pieces outside of Berlin and Brandenburg, they are found everywhere. The small Buddy Bear is made of resin or porcelain and are six or 22 centimeter tall. The Buddy Bear there is such. As Buddy Bear shop at Alexanderplatz 2, Berlin or KaDeWe, Tauentzienstr. 21-24, Berlin.

Alexanderplatz 2, Berlin

KaDeWe KaDeWe , Tauentzienstrasse 21,10789 Berlin

City Managers favorite places


Tony Roma's


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Solar Berlin


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Markthalle Neun


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Trattoria del Corso


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Berlin Cathedral


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Nikolaikirche (in the Nikolaiviertel)


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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church


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