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Suggestions from drivers might lead you through an expensive detour. The magic formula to answer to all "tour suggestions" would be: The Taxi service is extremely regulated here: Taxi driver unions and courts are - successfully - eager to ban any services which are not licensed according to the vigorous taxi licensing regulations from driving paying guests, and airport authorities will not allow any non-licensed car pick up clients at the terminals.
Thus, there are no "deals" available at the terminals. There might be pre-booked limousine services available to businesses which frequently transfer people from the airport to the city.
The airport is served by the S-Bahn and regional trains. Trains run from here on the S-Bahn into the city until 1: There are also less regular but faster regional trains that cost the same and stop at these major train stations too.
Stamp the ticket to validate it before boarding. For historical reasons intercontinental direct flights to Berlin were limited. The German flag carrier Lufthansa will mostly fly to its major hub airports Frankfurt and Munich and offer connecting flights to Berlin on a near hourly basis.
Berlin is serviced from over destinations in Europe. Night trains from Amsterdam , Zurich , Vienna and Budapest run every day.
Popular with backpackers so reservations are strongly recommended. Make sure you have a reservation because these lines are also very popular.
Train travel from Asia is also possible. Some private train companies such as Veolia  offer connections to smaller cities in Eastern Germany.
During the times of its division, Berlin had two main train stations: All are connected to either S- or U-Bahn and in the future, both.
All trains travel through central station and a second major hub depending on the destination you travel to or arrive from. Trains in the regional area Berlin and Brandenburg mostly use these stations.
Regional trains stop at several stations within Berlin. Berlin is encircled by a motorway ring A10 Berliner Ring , which runs up to 30 km outside the city limits.
Following motorways clockwise yield to the ring: From the ring there are motorways towards the city: B96 from the north and the south, B2 from the northeast, B5 from the east and west and B from the south are dual carriageways, which also connect to the city.
Inside Berlin there is a heavily congested ring motorway A , which encircles the north, west and south with the northeastern bit missing.
Berlin driving is not for the fainthearted, but manageable as there are wide streets and reasonably good parking conditions at least in most parts of the city.
Orientation is easier than in most of the central european cities, once you got the system: There are a couple of ring roads like an onion and several radiating trunk roads.
Berlin does have a low emission zone Umweltzone , which contains all areas within the S-Bahn ring. All vehicles moving inside this zone are required to bear a green Emission badge Feinstaubplakette.
There are exceptions eg. Information on obtaining a sticker which must be done at least several days in advance is available here .
The sticker can also be ordered online at . Usually on weekends there are cars leaving roughly every 30min throughout the day. Requires a cell phone and sometimes some knowledge of German.
Being kilometres inland, Berlin does not have a seaport. Still sold by many cruise ship operators as " Berlin ", so dont be suprised. There are similar distances to the seaports of Hamburg and Stettin.
Some river cruises start or end at Berlin, using Havel, Spree and some canals for cruises to Prague or the Baltic sea.
Berlin is a huge city. You can make use of the excellent bus, tram, train and underground services to get around. Taxi services are also easy to use and a bit less expensive than in many other big Central European cities.
You can hail a cab the yellow light on the top shows the cab is available , or find a taxi rank Taxistand. Taxi drivers are in general able to speak English.
This only applies if you flag the taxi down on the street, not if you get in at a taxi rank. Also, some online services like Talixo facilitate online and in-app booking.
Check the Berlin route planner  in English to get excellent maps and schedules for the U-Bahn, buses, S-Bahn and trams, or to print your personal journey planner.
The route planer can also calculate the fastest door-to-door connection for you destination for any given day and hour.
In the BVG introduced Metro lines buses and tram that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All lines are marked with a big orange plate and a white M.
On a lot of streets, the numbers ascend on one side and descend on the other. Especially on long streets, check the numbering scheme first: Different from what is usual in some English-speaking countries, in Germany, you would have to add the word for "street", "square", "park", etc.
The simple reason for this is that the annex defines the locality and is part of its denomination. This is a very large area.
The public transport system U, S-Bahn, bus, tram, regional rail uses a common ticket. There is no limit to transfers.
Reduced tariffs apply for children 6 to Several options are available for unlimited travel. Prices listed here are only for zones A and B: There are also tickets for B and C.
Check the machines for the actual prices these are current as of June All tickets are available at vending machines at U- and S-Bahn platforms.
English and other European languages are available. Payment is mostly by local bank cards, coins and banknotes. VISA and MasterCard are accepted if you buy your tickets from a manned ticket counter or some ticket machines at Tegel airport.
Ticket machines may not take banknotes bigger than 10 euros. If you need assistance most larger stations have staffed ticket counters where you can ask questions and buy tickets.
Also, stores which flag a yellow sign with the writing "BVG" sell tickets, but rarely accept credit cards issued abroad. Single tickets and day tickets can be bought from bus drivers.
Buses will accept cash, and make change for tickets. Hotels may sell tickets as well. The transport authority BVG offers personalized printout tickets , which can be ordered online and printed at home.
This option applies for all types of tickets which are valid for one day or more. They are only valid for the person whose name has to be stated when ordering, and which is printed on the ticket.
That person has to be able to show an "official photo identity card ID Card, drivers license or passport " together with the ticket. The first day of validity has to be indicated when ordering.
Printout ticket need no further validation at the validator machines. Furthermore, BVG offers smartphone apps which allow the purchase of tickets, also single tickets, by smartphone after registration.
Beware that the validity of those tickets starts only two minutes after the purchase, to prevent people from quickly purchasing an online ticket when, but only when, an inspector shows up.
Be aware that you can go only one direction with a single-journey ticket check the validation stamp and be careful as this could also be a pickpocket ruse.
You need to validate your paper ticket using the machines on the U- and S-bahn platforms or in the bus. Validation simply means the machine prints a time stamp onto the ticket.
Once validated, a ticket which is still valid will not have to be re-validated before each single trip. Unlike other metro systems, the Berlin U- and S-Bahn systems rely on honesty.
You can not pay for a ticket, and get on a train. However, whilst it might be tempting to try to avoid buying a ticket, be advised that plain-clothed inspectors do patrol the trains frequently.
They will stand at the front of the car and ask everyone to pull out their tickets for inspection. That fine is legally construed as a contractual supplemented transport fee , and not as a criminal sanction, which allows the transport authorities to collect those fees at many jurisdictions abroad - and this is actually being implemented.
If you need to get around the city quickly, take the S-Bahn. Especially the Ringbahn that goes all around Berlin in a circle lets you get to other parts of the city really fast.
Long distance trains mostly run to Hauptbahnhof, often with one or two extra stops at other stations. All U-Bahn stations now have electronic signs that give the time of the next train, and its direction based on sensors along the lines.
Detailed maps can be found in every U-Bahn station and on the trains. U-Bahn stations can be seen from far by their big, friendly blue U signs.
Together with the S-Bahn which is administered by Deutsche Bahn and mostly runs aboveground , the U-Bahn provides a transportation network throughout greater Berlin that is extremely efficient and fast.
During the week there is no U-Bahn or S-Bahn service from appr. Two types of tram service are available. Metrotrams frequent more often as well as by night.
Tram routes not so identified stop more frequently and may even include picturesque single-track rides through forested areas far east of the Mitte district.
The most famous bus line, especially for tourists, is bus route or , which leaves from Zoo Station "Berlin Zoologischer Garten" or, if you want to go the other way round, Alexanderplatz.
This crosses most of historic Berlin, including many of the sites listed here. Line takes nearly the same route, but it goes through the modern quarters around Kulturforum Philharmonie, museums and Potsdamer Platz.
Either ride is a must for any visitor to Berlin. Berlin has no steep hills and offers many bicycle paths Radwege throughout the city although not all are very smooth.
Bicycles are a very popular method of transport among Berlin residents, and there is almost always a certain level of bicycle traffic.
Seeing Berlin by bicycle is unquestionably a great way to acquaint the traveller with the big tourist sites, and the little sprees and side streets as well.
You can create your own bicycling maps online , optimized by less busy routes or fewer traffic lights or your favourite surface.
Even if you are a tourist, be careful of other tourists in very "touristy" areas. Many of them do not know the concept of bicycle paths Radwege.
Once they stay in your way, do not expect them to understand that they have to move, or what a bicycle bell ring might mean, and rather plan for a workaround.
Ask fellow tourists to stay clear of marked bicycle paths for their own safety. In general, get acquainted with the basic rules of the road, but do not necessarily expect everyone else to act according to them.
Particular attention should be given to motor vehicles on your left which are about to turn right. In addition, the Deutsche Bahn DB placed many public bicycles throughout the city in In they have been changed to a station-based system, where you can sign up using a credit card and unlock bicycles, to be checked into any station within the city.
If you are not familiar with searching your own way through the city or you want more explanation of the sights you visit, you can get guided bike tours with bike included on Berlin Bike.
Alternatively, there is a bicycle sharing site that allows users to pay whatever they can to rent out bikes for as long as they wish - BikeSurfBerlin.
There are lots of bike paths and drivers know to look for bicycles. Berlin is a huge city , so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles , and this section should contain a brief overview.
Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this city. Berlin has a vast array of museums. Children under 18 years free. Most museums are closed on Mondays; notable exceptions include the Neues Museum and the Deutsches Historisches Museum  , which are open daily.
Museumsportal Berlin , a collective web initiative, offers easy access to information on all museums, memorials, castles and collections and on current and upcoming exhibitions.
Other museums which belong to the Museum Island are the Altes Museum with the Egyptian and the antique collection , the Alte Nationalgalerie with mainly German paintings of the 19th century and the reopened Bode-Museum with its fantastically presented sculpture collection and Byzantine art.
The recently reopened Neues Museum houses the Egyptian collection, Neanderthal and other prehistoric archaeological finds, and some of the treasures unearthed at Troy.
This is the only museum on Museums Insel that requires a timed entry ticket. As Berlin is a city of art, it is quite easy to find an art gallery on your way.
Complete Berlin Art Gallery Directory . There are some historically interesting and architecturally remarkable churches which are the following:.
While Berlin has relatively few high-rise buildings, there are several monuments with observation decks. Probably the most famous of all is the TV Tower near Alexanderplatz, the tallest tower in Germany and second highest in Europe.
But there are also other great observation decks in the city; the main ones are listed below for others have a look in the district pages.
Berlin does not attempt to hide the less savory parts of its history: Many of the walking tours also discuss scenes both of Nazi activity and of Cold War tension and terror.
Berlin has two zoos and an aquarium. The Berlin Zoo in the west is the historic zoo that has been a listed company since its foundation.
Go on a Tour of Berlin - the Mitte and surrounding districts are sufficiently compact to allow a number of excellent walking tours through its history-filled streets.
Details are usually available from the reception desks of hostels and hotels. It provides high quality journalism and up-to-date listings.
If you understand German, the activity planners for the city, zitty  and tip  , are available at every kiosk.
Be prepared to choose among a huge number of options. Berlin has many great parks which are very popular in the summer. Green Berlin operates some of them.
Berlin has a lot of theatres, cinemas, concerts and other cultural events going on all the time. The most important ones are listed here.
There are about a hundred cinemas in Berlin, although most of them are only showing movies dubbed in German, without subtitles. CineStar is also located under the beautiful dome of the Sony Center, which one should visit at night to see it lit up beautifully.
Listed below are some of the more important cinemas also showing movies in the original language look for the OmU - "original with subtitles" - notation.
Most movies which are dubbed in German are released a bit later in Germany. Monday to Wednesday are special cinema days with reduced admission.
Due to the refugee crisis, Berlin is, just like entire Germany, currently hosting many refugees and refugee shelters are always looking for volunteers.
As of February , Berlin is hosting over 80, refugees. Volunteering also a great way to interact and work with locals.
The shifts are flexible and there are plenty of different things you can do. Click on the day you want to volunteer and pick any offered.
Some refugee shelters offer more activities than others. Usually you help sorting the clothes and give them to the refugees during set times.
They try to describe what they are looking for and you then pick a few items for them to choose from.
The food will be delivered. You do not cook. During breakfast, lunch or dinner, you give them the food. They can choose and tell you want they want, and you give it to them.
A "Gesundheitspass" is generally needed to work with food in Germany. But if you only come once or a few times, they usually make an exception.
You play games, go to the playground or just talk to them. Please contact them to ask about this. It usually it mentioned in the description.
There are many other things you can do. It depends on each refugee shelter. If you are confused or unsure about something, you should contact them directly at the e-mail address provided for each shelter.
They will tell you how everything you need to know. There are several smaller universities and colleges in Berlin but the current restructure of the university makes it difficult to give an overview.
The responsible senator of the City of Berlin has a good overview page. Berlin have also a myriad of language school, ranging from government supported integration curses, to private language schools, there is always a way to learn languages in such a multicultural city like Berlin.
The current economic climate is stable but to find work in Berlin is not easy. A sound level of German improves your chance as only few multinational companies are present in Berlin.
Any kind of skills especially language that separates you from the masses will definitely improve your chances for a job. Chances are much better when big trade fairs e.
The hospitality industry and call centers are constantly hiring but wages are very low unless you can offer special skills such as exotic languages or background.
There is a florishing scene of IT startups in the city; if you are in a profession related to software and IT chances of finding a job are good.
For daily soaps, telenovelas and movies most companies look for people with something specific. Apply at the bigger casting and acting agencies.
Generally currency is the Euro. Some large department stores may take foreign currencies at their information desks, but do not count on that, and accept exchange rates which are not to your advantage.
Shops usually do not accept traveller cheques, but do accept debit cards domestic girocard as well as international Maestro and V Pay , and increasingly also credit cards Visa and MasterCard most widely accepted.
Banks are generally open from 9 AM to 4 PM mon thru fridays. Many banks have ceased changing foreign currencies cash and traveller cheques , but bureau de change services are offered by ReiseBank branches at many major rail stations such as Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten and Spandau.
Cash machines are widespread, also in shopping malls and even sometimes in large department stores or supermarkets.
With a domestic German debit card, using cash machines of major banks - at regular bank branches - often results in lower fees than using machines of rather exotic banks, which might install their machines next to small stores.
Watch the fee notices on display, and, if the fee on display appears to be odd, rather cancel the transaction, and ask locals to indicate the way to the next branch of a regular bank, which is never more than a five minutes walk away, as fees there will be considerably lower.
With an international debit or credit card, almost any cash machine in Berlin will offer you unilaterally free cash withdrawals, as the only fees that apply will be set by your own bank.
Credit cards are rarely accepted as Germans still largely prefer cash, as well as the standardized German debit cards, which used to be branded "EC" and now "girocard", and which are mostly co-branded with "Maestro" or "VPay".
Some places in tourist zones, almost all department or larger stores, and a few supermarkets of major chains will accept credit cards, but you should prepare to bring cash.
Increasingly, restaurants, also in the higher medium segment, have ceased to accept any other payment method than cash as merchant fees for card payments were traditionally very high in Germany, and the informal sector is still going strong in Germany.
The former railway warehouse that housed the club was subsequently demolished. Berghain then opened in The literal meaning of the German word Berghain is "mountain grove ".
The Snax event is still held twice a year on Holy Saturday and in November. Oratory , which draws an international crowd and exhibits a more intense hedonism than Berghain.
The club is located in a former power plant originally rented from the energy company Vattenfall  in Friedrichshain , near Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station.
In the building was bought from Vattenfall and is now owned outright. The club contains a "cavernous" main room, as well as a smaller upstairs space called Panorama Bar.
It is decorated with large-scale Wolfgang Tillmans photographs and features tall windows with a view of East Berlin.
Over the course of its existence, Berghain has become associated with decadence and hedonism. A New Zealand Herald article describes "people openly indulging in sexual acts"  inside the club, with the building, at the time, containing several dark rooms specifically set aside for such activity.
Berghain is also renowned for its lengthy opening hours. As Pidd wrote in , "[No] one arrives before 4am, and most stay until well past teatime". The music released by the label is mostly techno , tech house , Detroit techno and minimal techno.
The position was the taken over by A. Updated , a ballet for five dancers that was performed at the club in late June and early July of that year.
I wanted something more special. We sat together one day last summer and she told me about her last visit to Berghain. It was a regular Sunday morning and she noticed how everything in the building was resonating and vibrating and swinging and humming—she realized that there were a lot of sounds coming from the building itself.