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Berlin Welcome Card

Berlins official tourist card

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Berlin Welcome Card

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Advantages with the Berlin Welcome Card

Do you want to experience the panoramic view from the TV tower or plan a visit to Berlin’s famous Museum Island? Then we can recommend the Berlin WelcomeCard – Berlin’s official tourist ticket. Save time and money!

  • Free public transport in Berlin
  • Choose from 200 attractions - savings up to 50%
  • Free City Guidebook - including map
from 19,90 € Save now

Ticket variants & Prices

The Berlin Welcome Card is also your ticket for public transport services across the entire city – and if you prefer, also includes Potsdam. The Berlin Welcome Card – making Berlin affordable for everyone!

The Berlin Welcome Card is available as:

Validity
1 adult + 3 children (6-14 years)
Berlin City Center AB
incl. Tegel Airport (TXL)
Berlin + Potsdam ABC
incl. Airport Schönefeld (SXF)
48h
72h
72h + Museum Island
4 Days
5 Days
6 Days
Berlin Welcome Card tariff areas
Tariff C includes Berlin and the surrounding area including Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace), Schönefeld Airport SXF, and the Sachsenhausen Memorial.

You can save money with all these discount partners

The Berlin Welcome Card has over 200 sights and attractions as discount partners. The Berlin Welcome Card Museum Island 72hours additionally gives you exclusive access to the five museums on Berlin’s Museum Island.

Our highlights

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forecourt of the "Deutsches Historisches Museum" in Berlin

Deutsches Historisches Museum

You save 25%

Brachiosaurus in The World of Dinosaurs at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History)

You save 38%

Kitchen in GDR Museum

DDR Museum

You save 25%

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Restaurant und Bierbar Berliner Republik

Berliner Republik

You save 25%

Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt

Ritter Sport Colourful Chocoworld

You save 25%

Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt

Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt

You save 25%

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Sanssouci in Potsdam

Sanssouci +

You save 20%

Schloss Schönhausen / Prussian summer residence in Berlin Pankow

Schönhausen Palace

You save 25%

The Schlosspark in Charlottenburg

charlottenburg+

You save 25%

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Frau Tonis Parfum

You save 25%

Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt

Ritter Sport Colourful Chocoworld

You save 25%

designer depot

designer depot

You save 25%

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Stadtführung am Holocaust Mahnmal Berlin

Original Berlin Walks

You save 25%

Potsdam Schlösser

Walking Tour "Historische Mitte"

You save 25%

Reichstag mit Kuppel

Ansichtssachen

You save 25%

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Berlin City Circle Tour am Potsdamer Platz

Berlin City Circle Sightseeing

You save 25%

Top Tour Sightseeing

Top Tour Sightseeing

You save 25%

Potsdam Stadt- und Schlösserrundfahrten

Kaiser Tour Potsdam - town and palace tours

You save 25%

Your Berlin pass – more than just a ticket to ride

Berlin’s official sightseeing pass for over 20 years. The Berlin Welcome Card is Berlin’s official tourist ticket and more than just a travel ticket for Berlin!

The Berlin Welcome Card is available for the fare zones AB and ABC. Berlin is divided into the fare zones A, B and C for which you will need an appropriate travel ticket to use the public transport service (including bus & rail). Section A comprises the Berlin inner city up to and including the S-Bahn Ring. Section B is located outside the S-Bahn Ring up to the city limits. Section C is the area around Berlin, including the town of Potsdam, the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site and Berlin's Schönefeld Airport.

Save money and time at Berlin’s sights and get a free Berlin guide with many Berlin tips & a city map when you purchase the Berlin Welcome Card.

Is the Berlin Welcome Card worth it? This is what you can save on a weekend.

We have put together an example of how much you can save over just one weekend in Berlin.  You benefit from discounts of up to 50% at a host of popular sights and attractions. In addition, some partners offer priority admission, saving you waiting times and giving you more time to enjoy your city break.

  • S-Bahn Warschauer Straße Ostbahnhof Sonnenuntergang

    Public transport tickets

    3 Day tickets (fare zone ABC) Inclusive
  • Berlin TV Tower Twilight

    Berlin Television Tower

    -25%

    Regular price per person from 19,50 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 14,62 €
  • Berlin City Circle Tour am Potsdamer Platz

    Berlin City Circle Sightseeing

    -25%

    Regular price per person from 22,00 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 16,50 €
  • Restaurant und Bierbar Berliner Republik

    Berliner Republik

    --25 %

    Regular price per person from 17,90 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 13,90 €
  • Kitchen in GDR Museum

    Blue Man Group

    -25%

    Regular price per person from 79,90 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 59,92 €
  • Gardens of the World/ IGA Berlin 2017. In the background: Marzahn

    Gardens of the world Berlin

    --25%

    Regular price per person from 20,00 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 15,00 €
  • designer depot

    designer depot

    --25%

    Regular price per person from 50,00 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 37,50 €
  • Sanssouci in Potsdam

    Sanssouci +

    --20%

    Regular price per person from 19,00 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 15,20 €
  • Photo: Museum Barberini

    Museum Barberini

    --25%

    Regular price per person from 14,00 €
    Price with the Berlin Welcome Card from 10,50 €

Check out our answers to FAQs

How does the Berlin Welcome Card work?

The Berlin Welcome Card includes a travel ticket for the public transport service (such as bus & rail) and the Berlin Welcome Card guide. The Berlin Welcome Card is available as an online ticket and a printed ticket by mail or as a voucher. When purchasing the Welcome Card, each visitor will also receive the practical Berlin Welcome Card guide. One guide is sufficient per group (maximum 4 people), another guide is needed for each additional person.

Upon presentation of the ticket and the guide, visitors will receive the respective discounts & rebates. When purchasing the Berlin Welcome Card including Museum Island, the visitor gets once-daily free access to the museums on Berlin’s Museum Island (special exhibitions are excluded) during the period of validity.

Your advantage: unlike the Berlin day ticket, the Berlin Welcome Card is a flexible ticket, in other words, after validation at the transport companies’ (bus & rail) designated machines prior to starting the journey, the printed tickets are valid for the purchased ticket period (48h, 72h or 4, 5, 6 days). Online tickets do not have to be separately validated before being used for the first time. Their period of validity depends on the specified travel date and the time on the online ticket. As regards tickets for 4, 5 or 6 days, the Berlin Welcome Card expires on the last day of validity at 12am.

Which types of Berlin Welcome Card are there?

The Berlin Welcome Card is available as two ticket types:

Type 1: as a discount card with more than 200 discount partners:

  • Berlin (tariff zone Berlin AB, valid for one adult)
  • Berlin+Potsdam (tariff zone Berlin ABC, valid for one adult and up to 3 children between the ages of 6 and up to and including 14 years old)
  • Berlin Welcome Card Museum Island (tariff zone Berlin AB or Berlin+Potsdam ABC, valid for one adult including free entry into the museums at Museum Island, except for special exhibitions! Children up to and including 14 years old travel free on the ticket).

Type 2: as an all-round carefree pass with 30x entry included:

  • Berlin Welcome Card all inclusive with and without travel ticket for the tariff zone Berlin ABC (up to 3 children travel free of charge on an adult’s travel ticket) including free entry at 30 partners valid for one adult as well as one child up to 14 years old (without a travel ticket, children travel free of charge on an adult’s travel ticket).

Important: for journeys from/to Berlin Schönefeld Airport, you will need a Berlin Welcome Card for the zone ABC. Unfortunately, an extension of the Berlin Welcome Card AB to include a connection ticket for tariff zone C is not possible.

Who can you bring along on a Berlin Welcome Card?

Any number of children up to their 6th birthday can travel free with all types of Berlin Welcome Card.
What’s more, up to 3 children between the ages of 6 and 14 can also travel free on their parents’ ticket or when accompanying an adult.
Prams, luggage and one dog can also travel free of charge. A reduced-fare travel ticket is required for each additional dog. You need an additional bicycle ticket if you want to take your bike.

Where can I buy the Berlin Welcome Card (sales outlets)?

Before your arrival in Berlin
As an online ticket, ticket voucher or physical ticket in our online shop, or by ringing the Berlin Service Center on: +49 (0)30- 25 00 25

On-site
At Berlin tourist information centres,  many Berlin hotels as well as at sales outlets and public transport companies' tickets machines (S-Bahn Berlin GmbH and BVG). You can also get the Berlin Welcome Card directly upon arrival in the arrivals area at the Berlin airports.You can then get the associated guide at the Berlin tourist information centres as well as at BVG and S-Bahn sales outlets.

Which regions are covered by the tariff zones Berlin AB or Berlin ABC?

The sections A and B each cover the actual urban area, whereby the outer limit of section B is largely identical to the city limits. Schönefeld Airport and the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), are located in tariff zone Berlin C. For this reason, tourists arriving at the Berlin Schönefeld or BER airports need the Berlin Welcome Card for the tariff zone ABC in order to have unrestricted use of public transport. Section C extends – measured from the city limits – up to a distance of 10 to 15 km into the surrounding areas. Exceptions here are tourist and special lines and journeys with Deutsche Bahn. Unfortunately, an extension of the Berlin Welcome Card AB to a connection ticket for tariff zone Berlin C is not possible.

Can you travel to Potsdam with the Berlin Welcome Card?

Visitors to Berlin who want to travel to Potsdam or Sachsenhausen need the Berlin Welcome Card for tariff zone ABC in order to use the public transport service without any restrictions. An extension of the Berlin Welcome Card AB to a connection ticket for tariff zone C is unfortunately not possible.

How is the period of validity for the Berlin Welcome Card calculated?

It is possible to validate the card up to 31/12 of the calendar year in which the purchase was made. However, the latest period of validity is up to 02/01 (48-hour ticket) or 03/01 (72-hour ticket) or 03/01 at 12am (4-day ticket) or 04/01 at 12am (5-day ticket) or 05/01 at 12am (6-day ticket) of the following year.

The public transport ticket must be validated once before starting the journey in the ticket validation machine. The discounts included in the guide are exclusively valid combined with your Berlin Welcome Card travel ticket and only after its validation.

Where can I get the guide if I already have the ticket?

The guide belongs to the Berlin Welcome Card and must always be presented when claiming discounts. You will receive the guide upon presentation of your Berlin Welcome Card ticket (from the machines) at Berlin tourist information centres as well as at BVG and S-Bahn sales outlets.

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