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City Guide Berlin

General Info

Berlins tourist office Visit Berlin offers plenty of useful information on their website. Offices are located:

at the airports
Hauptbahnhof Google Maps
Brandenburger Tor Google Maps
Alexa Shopping Center Google Maps
Kranzler Eck Google Maps

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Berlin has two airports: Schönefeld and Tegel.

Most long distance trains arrive and depart from the central station (Hauptbahnhof) but some destinations are connected to one of the other train stations.

In the environmental zone within the suburban rail ring vehicles need a sticker identifying them as low-emission.

Berlin's public transport system is composed of buses, trams, the U-Bahn (subway), the S-Bahn (suburban trains), Regionalbahn (RB) and Regionalexpress (RE) trains, and ferries. The system is well developed and certain routes are even operated all night.


Berlin, edgy and vibrant, is a grand capital in a constant state of reinvention. One minute you are on an elegant boulevard, the next you are in one of the city's more alternative neighbourhoods.

Walks are the best way to experience the atmosphere of the different areas and discover interesting spots.

City Tours:
FAT TIRE BIKE TOURS: discover Berlin by bike

City Segway Tours: Segway tours through Berlin
Alexanderplatz     Google Maps
Berliner Dom     Google Maps
Brandenburger Tor     Google Maps
Checkpoint Charlie     Google Maps
East Side Gallery     Google Maps
Gedächniskirche Google Maps
Gendarmen kt     Google Maps
Holocaust Memorial     Google Maps
Museumsinsel     Google Maps
Neue Synagoge     Google Maps
Siegessäule     Google Maps


Shopping in Berlin is as diverse the city itself. There is no central shopping district but diverse areas in diffrent parts of town.

Many street markets offer an alternative to supermarkets. On the weekend a stroll arround one of the antiques markets is popular.

Popular shopping areas:

Alexanderplatz     Google Maps
Friedrichstraße     Google Maps
Hackesche Höfe, Alte Schönhauser Str.   Google Maps
Potsdamer Platz    Google Maps
Savignyplatz     Google Maps
Tauentzien, Kurfürstendamm     Google Maps

Markets in Berlin (in German)


Arts and culture are a great reason to visit Berlin.

Information on current and upcoming events is available at Zitty (in German), Time Out (in English) and Exberliner (in English).

Nightlife areas:

Hackescher Markt / Oranienburger Straße     Google Maps
Kollwitzplatz     Google Maps
Savignyplatz     Google Maps
Schöneberg     Google Maps
Simon-Dach-Straße     Google Maps
Oranienstraße     Google Maps

Food & Drink

From simple street food such as "Currywurst" - curried sausage, "Buletten" - oversized meatballs and doner kebabs to fine dining... Berlin offers an almost unlimited choice with new places opening all the time.

City guides can help you making the right choice.