Berlin’s Required Information
The official Germany currency is Euro; One Euro consists of 100 Cent. ATM’s abound, credit cards are widely accepted, and it’s a good idea to have cash with you as well.
For Germany there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Germany operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
If you are taking prescription medication, we recommend that you bring enough to last your entire trip Be aware that German law prohibits the mailing or shipment of drugs, including prescription medicines, to private persons in Germany from the US or other foreign countries. However, if you are carrying prescribed medicine with you while traveling to Germany, that is permitted.
Berlin is linked to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the River Rhine by an extensive network of rivers, lakes and canals. An equally extensive network of waterways exists within the city boundaries, providing local access and various short-cuts. The waterways accommodate a mixture of commercial traffic, sightseeing tour boats, ferries and a large fleet of private leisure boats.
Berlin is served by 3 international airports:
- berlin tegel
- Schonefeld Airport
- Berlin Brandenburg Airport
In some cases traveling by air may be cheaper than going by rail in Europe. Lufthansa, for instance, has been offering special 99-euro round-trip fares between many cities in Germany and Europe
There are 10 railway stations in Berlin:
- Berlin Hauptbahnhof
- Berlin Ostbahnhof
- Bahnhof Berlin Brandenburger Tor
- S+U Bahnhof Alexanderplatz
- S+U Hermannstraße
- Berlin Anhalter Bahnhof
- Schild Dieses Zeichen missachten!
- Deutsche Bahn Tower
- Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
- Trains to Berlin come from London, Moscow,Paris,Amsterdam, and many other European cities.
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.
Day Ticket for one Person:
A day ticket (Tageskarte) allows travelling during the whole day for as many trips as desired. Transportation fares for up to three children aged six to fourteen are included in the ticket price. The ticket is valid from its the day of its validation until 3 a.m. the following day and costs 7 Euros in tariff zone AB, reduced 4.70 Euros, and 7.70 Euros in tariff zone ABC, reduced 5.30 Euros.
Also in Berlin are these popular transportation services:
- The most famous taxi companies in Berlin and their telephone numbers are:
- Taxi Berlin: 030 – 20 20 20
- Würfelfunk: 030 – 21 01 01
- TaxiFunk Berlin: 030 – 44 33 22
- Quality Taxi: 030 – 26 300 0
- City-Funk Berlin: 030 – 21 02 02
- Funk Taxi Berlin: 030 – 26 10 26
Cycling in Berlin is a significant form of transport in the German capital.
Bike renting is a good way to enjoy the city.