What is the best way to get to Berlin? Where can you stay overnight? And what is there to see and experience in the capital? We will help you with all the steps of planning your trip. Here you will find information on travel and entry regulations, hotels and current events. Of course, we also have a few insider tips for your Berlin trip and lots of exciting offers and tickets for tours and activities to make your Berlin holiday an unforgettable experience. Here's what you should know before your trip to Berlin.
Info about Visa, entry requirements & contact numbers
You need to bring an Identification document (passport or ID card), and proof of address (applicable for German citizens).
Wear an FFP2 mask
At some places you need to show your registration, proof on smartphone is sufficient. In some cases, you can also register directly on site via scanning a QR code. At some test sites (see above), registration is no longer necessary.
How much do rapid tests and PCR tests cost?
Costs for antigen rapid test are up to 29 or even 40 euros, depending on the provider, for the PCR test up to 69 or even 89 euros (express tests up to 170 euro).
Berliners can be tested once a week free of charge (rapid test).
Health insurance companies cover the costs of the rapid test and PCR test if the test is necessary from a medical point of view. Please contact your health care provider if you are not insured in Germany.
Berlin is a cheaper city than most metropolises in the world and there are plenty of opportunities to spend money. Here you can find useful information about exchanging money and everything about paying in general.
Payments in Berlin are made in Euros. The European currency means that visitors from most EU countries can use the same currency as at home without any problems.
The city of Berlin is introducing the City Tax, a tourist tax on individual travellers, from 1 January 2014. The law was passed in December 2013 by the Berlin legislature. The decision to introduce a city tax in Berlin was a political one. visitBerlin did not request this tax; rather, it was introduced from within the Berlin Senate.