About Berlin

CLIMATE

Berlin has a continental climate, which is distinguished by large seasonal temperature fluctuations. In summer the temperature can reach over 30 degrees. However, temperatures largely range between a pleasant 15 degrees and 25 degrees from May to September.

 

CURRENCY

Payments in Berlin, as in all of Germany, are made in Euros. For others, there are numerous currency exchanges and bank across the city where money can be exchanged for Euros or withdrawn from cash machines Whether you are shopping, in a restaurant or at the club, Berliners prefer to pay with cash. Debit cards and major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard) may often also be used, but smaller shops and cafés might only accept cash payments. Therefore, visitors should always have some euro bills and coins on hand.

 

GUIDED TOURS

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Discover Berlin by Boat!

This is your chance to discover Berlin from a new perspective: take the boat for the "New Citytour" which starts at pier Friedrichstraße. The boat heads toward Westhafen port, passing the Charité hospital, the modern Government Quarter with the Federal Chancellery, Hauptbahnhof (main station) and the House of the World's Cultures. The river cruise continues past Tiergarten and Bellevue Palace to Charlottenburg Palace, enters both the Westhafen Channel and Spandau Canal to Westhafen port where the vessel turns around and returns to the city centre.

On the way back the boat is heading towards Bode Museum, whose prominent features mark the northern edge of the world-famous Museum Island. Passing many other sights such as Berlin Cathedral and Nicholas' Quarter, the boat finally returns to the pier at Friedrichstraße. The tour's duration is about 2.5 hours and includes live commentaries.

Access:
The boat will depart from a pier right next to the station for U- and S-trains (Latitude: 52.521296 - Longitude: 13.3859335).
NB: Access for wheelchairs is not provided.


Registration: 24 € / person
Minimum number of participants: 7 persons

 

SHOPS OPENING HOURS

According to the new shop opening times law all Berlin shops can theoretically offer their goods round the clock from Monday to Saturday
Almost all shops in the large shopping streets are open from 10 am to 8 pm

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Non-EU citizens need a valid passport to enter Germany. Information sheets listing the regulations for persons from the respective countries, who want to stay less than 90 days, are available at the respective German embassies.

Citizens of EU member states: no visa required
Citizens of Non-EU states: visa always required

 

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