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Important infos for your trip to Berlin

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Good to know - practical info for Berlin

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.

FFP2 masks are still mandatory in public transport in Berlin and Brandenburg. Please wear a mask in S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains, on buses, and in trams. Children under 6 years of age do not have to wear a mask, children up to 14 years of age can alternatively wear a medical face mask.

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You can book hotels and travel options, and reserve tickets for events and city tours through us – either online, on the phone or directly at the Berlin Tourist Info centres. Are you travelling in a group? We’ll do your trip planning for you and book accommodation, city tours and charter boats.
We at visitBerlin are committed to barrier-free access in Berlin. We have developed standards in order to meet the needs of all visitors to Berlin. Tourist partners such as Berlin hotels and attractions are tested, and their barrier-free offers are made accessible to people with a disability on this website.

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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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    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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