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Visitors with city map in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Good to know - practical info for Berlin

Would you like to come to Berlin? We’ll assist you from the initial planning phase right up to booking. You’ll find all the practical information you need for your Berlin trip here.

Flugzeug in Tegel
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Tegel airport (TXL)

Together with Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel Airport offers international flights to and from the German capital. Every year more than 20 million passengers pass through this airport in the north west of Berlin. This makes Berlin-Tegel the fourth-largest airport in Germany.

Berlin-Tegel - airlines and flight connections

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Flugzeug in Tegel abends
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Schönefeld airport (SXF)

Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, SXF for short, is located in the south east of Berlin. Together with Tegel Airport it makes up the capital's two international airports. Every year about seven million passengers arrive at and depart from Schönefeld. Around 20 airlines carry visitors and Berliners to the Spree from all over Europe and other continents.

Travelling to Schönefeld Airport

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Berlin central station in the evening
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Berlin Central Station

Berlin Central Station is the central hub for all rail traffic in the capital. Here inter-city and regional trains connect with Berlin's local rail, underground, tram and bus network. S-Bahn lines S5, S7 and S75 link the Central Station with the east and west of the city. The U55 U-Bahn line connects the station to the government district and leads directly to the Brandenburg Gate.

The government district and the Reichstag: landmarks around the Central Station

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Public transport in Berlin

In our video you can gain a good overview of how public transport in Berlin functions and how to reach the city from the airports. And you’ll know which ticket to buy and how to navigate the U-Bahn network.

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Payments in Berlin

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.

  • Germanys currency is Euro

    Money & Currency

    Payments in Berlin

    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.

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  • Frau in Hotelzimmer
    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.

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  • Shopping in Berlin

    Shopping & business hours

    Opening hours, tax-free shopping, barrier-free access

    The loosest business hour regulations anywhere in Germany and a myriad opportunities to shop: there’s a Berlin business to cater to any taste.

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  • Frau mit Hund in Biergarten

    Etiquette & Tipping

    What Berliners appreciate

    Giving tips, handling dog leads or smoking in pubs: here is Berlin’s unwritten code of conduct.

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