Berlin’s Required Information

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Currency

The official Germany currency is Euro; One Euro consists of 100 Cent. ATM’s abound, credit cards are widely accepted, and it’s a good idea to have cash with you as well.

Air travel

Berlin is served by 3 international airports:

  • Berlin Tegel
  • Schonefeld Airport
  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport
In some cases traveling by air may be cheaper than going by rail in Europe. Lufthansa, for instance, has been offering special 99-euro round-trip fares between many cities in Germany and Europe

Medications

If you are taking prescription medication, we recommend that you bring enough to last your entire trip. Be aware that German law prohibits the mailing or shipment of drugs, including prescription medicines, to private persons in Germany from the US or other foreign countries. However, if you are carrying prescribed medicine with you while traveling to Germany that is permitted.

Power outlets

For Germany there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Germany operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Train Travel

There are 10 railway stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  • Berlin Ostbahnhof
  • Bahnhof Berlin Brandenburger Tor
  • S+U Bahnhof Alexanderplatz
  • S+U Hermannstraße
  • Berlin Anhalter Bahnhof
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  • Deutsche Bahn Tower
  • Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
  • Trains to berlin come from London, Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, and many other European cities.

Visa and entry

Normally nationals of non-Schengen countries should apply for a Germany Visa to enter Germany.
According to Germany foreign affairs rules, citizens of some countries are permitted to enter Germany visa-free or remain there for a maximum period of 90 days (3 months) within a 180 days period.
To check the latest update on your visa status, please visit www.passportindex.org 

Public transport

With a valid ticket, ticket holders have access to all public transport in Berlin: S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, trams and ferries. The fare depends on the tariff zone and the ticket’s period of validity.Day Ticket for one Person:A day ticket (Tageskarte) allows travelling during the whole day for as many trips as desired. Transportation fares for up to three children aged six to fourteen are included in the ticket price. The ticket is valid from its the day of its validation until 3 a.m. the following day and costs 7 Euros in tariff zone AB, reduced 4.70 Euros, and 7.70 Euros in tariff zone ABC, reduced 5.30 Euros.

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