Plan Your Trip to Berlin: Best of Berlin Tourism
Berlin Is Great For
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Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Berlin
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What is the best way to get there?
Berlin is served by two airports; Berlin Tegel (TXL) in the northwest and Berlin Schoenefeld (SXN) in the southeast.
If arriving in Berlin by train from other major cities in Europe, you’ll disembark at Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). To plan your route and check timetables, use this link.
Do I need a visa?
If you’re visiting Berlin from outside of the EU, check if you need a visa here.
When is the best time to visit?
Summer (May-September) For weather that’s ideal for sitting in beer gardens and wandering around Berlin’s parks, visit during the summer of months of May to September. To avoid peak crowds, head to the capital outside of the European summer school holidays, which span July and August.
Berlin hosts an exciting program of cultural events throughout the year as well, including the Festival of Lights and Jazzfest Berlin in October. Or, travelers can browse postcard-worthy Christmas markets in December, and, of course, don’t miss the Berlin International Beer Festival in August.
For more information on Berlin’s weather and when to go, check out some tips here.
Public buses in Berlin are regular and easy-to-use. The double-decker 100 bus passes top Berlin sights such as Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Berlin Zoo, and Tiergarten. Check this website for more info on bus timetables.
Berlin has both a U-Bahn (subway and underground ) and S-Bahn (light-rail) network. To plan your journey, go here.
Berlin has a tram network that’s interlinked to the trains and bus systems. The vending machines for tram tickets only accept cash.
Are there local customs I should know?
- We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in Berlin:
- If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Berlin between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between September and November.