Visiting Berlin

Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2009
This section introduces you to websites where you can plan and timetable your exploration of the German capital and where you can find out what’s on where.

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Transport in Berlin [Image: Sandruz on flickr]

Berlin is renowned for its remarkable public transport system, comprising of low level trains, underground, buses, trams and ferries. Tourists can even hire a rickshaw at different city centre locations such as the TV tower.

It is continually becoming easier for visitors to get to and around the city, and the construction of the new super airport in Berlin-Schönefeld will make the city more accessible, with more airlines offering a wider range of flights.


There are two major airports in Berlin: Tegel and Schönefeld. Find all the information you need on the Berlin airport website.

Public transport in and around Berlin

You can plan your journeys online, buy tickets and even use the journey planner for mobile devices.

Alternative transport in Berlin


Alternative city tours

What’s on in Berlin

If you are curious to find out what’s on in the city when you might be visiting, go to this versatile and comprehensive site: Whatsonwhen.

You can find information on eating out, hotels, entertainment and more on the TimeOut website.

For tips on experiencing Berlin ‘like a local’, visit the Spotted by Locals website.

For more useful information, visit The German National Tourist Board's website.



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