Unter den Linden 40, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland
The cultural diversity: countless nations come together in Berlin and, thanks to the more than 11 million tourists a year, the German capital is a hub of cultural diversity. This is reflected not only in the people, but also in the environment and the gastronomy, as well as the many cultural events.
Gastronomy: Whether cheap or upscale prices, Asian, European, Indian, or African - in Berlin, you will always find a restaurant or takeaway that suits your appetite and budget.
High culture: Berlin offers countless museums, large traditional theatres, and three operas. Especially worth highlighting is the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - believed by experts to be the best orchestra in the world.
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.).
Taxi: +49 30 210 101 oder +49 30 443 322 oder +49 30 261 026 oder +49 30 210 202
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. €28 / 72h + Museum Island ca. €44 / 5 days €35-40
More informations: www.berlin-welcomecard.de
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: www.citytourcard.com
Food specialties of the city:
- 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.
The clubs usually open their doors between 21:00 and 00:00, but most locals hardly ever go to a club before 23:00.
Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, Deutschland
Warschauer Straße 54, 10243 Berlin, Deutschland
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.
Usually Mon.-Sat. open all day (10 - 20:00); closed on Sundays.
KaDeWe, Tauentzienstrasse 21,10789 Berlin
Kurfürstendamm (Kudamm), Tauentzienstraße 13, 10789 Berlin, Deutschland
Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 44, 10787 Berlin
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 (www.callabike-interaktiv.de): The bicycle rental system of the German railways. Registration required.
- Take a Bike (www.takeabike.de): Central location, flexible times to borrow and deliver the wheels.
- Berlin on Bike (www.berlinonbike.de): Many interesting tours. But also without tour a bike rental is possible.