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Introducing Berlin


The architecture of Berlin reveals its history in quite striking fashion - the elegance and grandeur of the buildings of the Prussian era juxtapose with the stark, cold designs of Hitler's Germany, while what remains of the Berlin wall serves as a reminder of darker times. Memories of the Second World War and its horrors are preserved in the city's museums, and Berlin is home to some of the most poignant memorials commemorating the victims of that terrible era. But Berlin is also a symbol of unity and hope, exemplified by the Brandenburg Gate which has born witness to the past 200 years of history, and is now the icon of a peaceful, united, democratic Germany. Berlin offers everything from the quiet serenity of its parks, to a vibrant night life known the world over, and there's nothing better after a long day's exploring than to sit by one of the city's beautiful rivers, the Spree or the Havel, and relax as you watch the water flow by.

Berlin is known for:


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Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Potsdam (41 km)
Magdeburg (156 km)
Aachen (638 km)
CURRENCY
Euro (EUR)

COUNTRY CODE
+49

ELECTRIC POWER
F, C

TIME ZONE
GMT +1

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€2.49

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€30.00

Average Temperature

Berlin airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

You can use the rail system and express buses to travel between Berlin Branderburg Airport (BER) and the city center (Alexanderplatz). The public transportation system operates in connection with T1, T2 and T5 terminals. It is possible to reach the city center in 30 minutes with the airport express and regional train services (U-Bahn), which are operated four times an hour from the T1 terminal. In addition, the S9 and S45 S-Bahn train lines run to the city center every 20 minutes. It takes an average of 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the city center by S-Bahn. Express buses X7 and X71 travel between Rudow metro station (U7 terminal) and both terminal locations (T1 and T5). To reach the Terminal 1 takes 18 minutes. In addition, the express buses BER1 (Steglitz Town Hall - BER T1/2) and BER2 (Potsdam Central Station - BER T1/2&T5) run several times a day to Berlin Brandenburg Airport. For more information, please check the Berlin Airport page.

Average time from airport: 30 minutes

Distance from airport: 26 km

TAXI:

To reach the city center (Alexanderplatz) from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) by taxi, you can use the taxi stands located around terminals T1 and T5.

It takes 30-40 minutes on average.

Average taxi price: 33-40 EUR

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