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Berlin
Germany

Sights & places you should see when you visit Berlin

Sights & places you should see

Why Berlin?
Welcome to the heart of Europe!
  • 1. Recent, and Relevant, History
  • 2. Monuments that Make You FEEL Something
  • 3. Alternative Lifestyles
  • 4. High Octane Nightlife
  • 5. Dining Diversity
  • 6. Art and Achitecture
  • 7. Ampelman
  • 8. Berlin Admits its Wrongdoings
  • 9. Airport Staff Smile at You! (and even flirt!)
  • 10. You never know where you’ll end up!
Sightseeing
Berlin is more than 775 years old and over the decades, all generations have left their monuments and landmarks in town. The densest array of sights in Berlin lies east of the Brandenburg Gate, on either side of Unter den Linden. In the city west visitors should take a look at the broken shard of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, which serves as a brutal reminder of World War II. Close by starts the famous boulevard Kurfürstendamm.
Berliner Fernsehturm
Brandenburger Tor
Reichstag
Reichstag Kuppel Berlin
Straßenbahn in Berlin. Fernsehturm im Hintergrund.
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Berlin Dom mit Fernsehturm im Hintergrund
Oberbaumbrücke

Where to stay


Hotel Amadeus ROYAL Berlin
This 3-star hotel is located on the outskirts of south-eastern Berlin and only 2 Underground Stations away from the Venue! It features a hairdresser, a beauty department, a pharmacy and a supermarket. Public parking spaces are available free of charge at the accommodation. Hönow Underground Station is only 100 m from the hotel. Featuring lift access and free WiFi, all rooms at the Hotel Amadeus ROYAL Berlin offer a cosy and comfortable ambiance and come with a desk, a seating area and a large private bathroom.
ABACUS Tierpark Hotel
This 4-star hotel is directly opposite Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin’s Lichtenberg district. It is 700 m from the Tierpark Underground Station and only 7 Stations away from the Venue! It has free parking, modern rooms and spa facilities. Its philosophy "Ars vivendi" (the art of living) surely is the reason that this house is one of the most popular hotels in whole Germany since 8 years. All rooms at the Abacus Tierpark Hotel offer a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom.
Hotel NOVA Berlin
The hotel NOVA team welcomes its guests with Berliner charm and personal service. Our homely atmosphere in the middle of Berlin will make your stay a special experience. Ideally connected to public transport (subway and train, tram, bus) can be reached in about 10 minutes, the pulsating center of Berlin with its unforgettable facets (Alexanderplatz, Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstrasse). We would be pleased to see you in the future as our guests and partners.
NH Berlin City Ost
NH Berlin City Ost offers a total of 99 guest rooms, each tailored to your personal needs with all the amenities you need to feel at home during your business and pleasure travel, including flat-screen Satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, electronic safe, beds with thick mattresses, and much more. Our guests appreciate the hotel´s modern design combined with a private and familiar atmosphere.
Arcadia Hotel Berlin
In the heart of the vibrating cosmopolitan our hotel welcomes you with its individual atmosphere. The central location with excellent connections to public transport provides an ideal base for your stay in Berlin. A direct city railway to the exhibition is available. Relax in one of our 120 spacious, bright and comfortable furnished guest rooms with shower / bath, WC, TV, telephone, air conditioning and W-Lan.
Pegasus Hostel Berlin
From €10 can you can stay centrally in the trendy district of Friedrichshain, close to many of the main sights such as Alexanderplatz in Berlin Mitte, the East-Side-Gallery and Berghain nightclub. Our hostel is an ideal starting point for exploring Berlin. Our Hostel is within easy reach of public transport and car. Our hostel has 65 bright and friendly rooms. Our range of rooms varies from private double bed ensuite rooms, to simple bunk beds in a dormitory for backpackers.

Airport Berlin Brandenburg


Airport BER
The new main airport for Berlin and the capital region.

The full name of our airport in English is: Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt. Willy Brandt was an important German politician. He was also Chancellor of Germany. The Chancellor is the head of the German government.

The Berlin Brandenburg Airport is located in Brandenburg on the city limits in the south of Berlin. After years of construction delay, the major airport fam opens on October 31, 2020.

The BER is the major airport for the Berlin and Brandenburg metropolitan area. BER is located in the state of Brandenburg, on the southern border with Berlin.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport has three terminals. The terminals are called: T1, T2 and T5. You can depart and arrive at all three terminals.

Terminals 1 and 2 are next to each other and are easy to reach on foot. Terminal 5 was Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Terminal 5 is now part of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. You cannot walk to Terminal 5. You must travel by bus or train.

BER is very well connected to public transport in Berlin and surrounding areas. The Airport Express (FEX) and regional trains (RE7, RB14) travel between Berlin central station and “Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2” station several times per hour. The S9 and S45 S-Bahn trains travel every 20 minutes, serving the “Terminal 1-2” and “Terminal 5” stations. Buses are also available.

Transport connection by train

Berlin Brandenburg Airport has a railway station with several platforms directly under the terminal. Regional trains, S-Bahn trains and an IC train stop here. The Airport Express connects BER Airport with the city centre of Berlin. For example, you can take a train from the main station of Berlin (Hauptbahnhof).


Transport connection by car

BER airport has a motorway access to the A113 motorway. From the exit "Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg" there is a fast connection from BER to the city centre of Berlin. BER can also be reached via the "Schönefeld-Süd" junction and the B96a. More than 10,000 parking spaces will be available to passengers and visitors at BER.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT


With a valid ticket, ticket holders have access to all public transport in Berlin: S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, trams and ferries. The fare depends on the tariff zone and the ticket's period of validity. Berlin is divided into three tariff zones: AB, BC und ABC. Tariff zone AB includes the urban area to the city boundary. Zone ABC additionally includes Berlin's surrounding area and Potsdam Hauptbahnhof.
Tickets can be purchased at multilingual ticket machines on the platforms of S-and U-Bahn stations. In buses, fares are paid to the bus driver, in trams at machines inside the trains. In larger stations the S-Bahn and BVG provide ticket counters. Before the journey starts tickets must be validated by stamping them at the yellow or red boxes on the platforms, in buses or trams. In case of inspection, a ticket that is not stamped is invalid. Anyone caught in public transportion without a valid ticket must pay a higher fare of 60 Euros. Even people who forgot to stamp their ticket must pay the fine. Note: Ticket inspectors are dressed in plain clothes and will not make any exceptions for tourists. Those who get caught have to show an ID, otherwise the police will be called.
A single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) is valid for one person and 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.
U-Bahn
Underground
With its ten lines, the U-Bahn (underground, subway) Berlin runs along a network of approximately 146 kilometres 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-colored trains.

The U-Bahn in Berlin is maintained by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG and is part of the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Thus subway tickets are also valid for trips with buses, the S-Bahn, trams and vice versa. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines on subway platforms and ticket counters in larger stations. On weekdays most U-Bahn lines run from 4 a.m. till 1 a.m.. In between, the bus night lines provide public transport. During the day the U-Bahn travels in 5-minute intervals, at night in 10-minute intervals. On the weekend the U-Bahn runs 24 hours, in the daytime mainly in ten-minute intervals, during the night in 15-minute intervals.
S-Bahn
Overground
S-Bahn Berlin covers 15 lines on a 330 kilometre 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.

The S-Bahn in Berlin is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn and is part of the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Therefore S-Bahn tickets are also valid for buses, the U-Bahn, trams and vice versa. Tickets are available at ticket machines on the platforms or at sales points in the major stations.

On weekdays, the S-Bahn starts running around 4.30 a.m. and stops service at 1.30 a.m. Depending on the time of day the trains run in five-, ten- or 20-minute intervals. On weekends, S-Bahn trains run 24 hours, at night in 30 minute intervals.
Buses & Bus Routes
Transport service in Berlin's urban area is 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.

During the daytime, bus lines 100 to 399 connect the suburbs with the central city or S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations. During the day, metro buses M11 to M85 run 24 hours a day, seven days a week in ten minute intervals.

Night buses are marked with an N and operate all night. The night bus lines N1 to N9 replace the U-Bahn lines U1 to U9 from Monday till Friday night. The other night buses N10 to N97 replace the most important day lines.
Tram & Metrotram
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. Metrotram lines run more often than the regular trams.

Tram and Metrotram in Berlin are maintained by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG and belong to the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Tram and Metrotram lines run on different schedules. Furthermore, Metrotram lines operate during the night even on weekdays. The BVG Metrotram has nine lines (1 to 17) which are supplemented by 13 tram lines (12 to 68). The lines of the Metrotram are marked with a "M". On daytime these lines run at least every ten minutes. At night (from 0.30 a.m.) they run in 30-minute intervals.
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