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 Welcome to Berlin — the capital of Germany, which has changed drastically since the Wall came down, becoming a major destination for culture, parties and niche hipster delights. Today Berlin is a young, dynamic metropolis open to the world right in the heart of Europe, setting new trends in architecture, art and fashion. Shiny modern business centres compete for attention with nostalgic 90s grunge, and young families have brunch while club kids bike home in the late morning. Discover its diversity — enjoy Berlin! Be a Berliner. Eat a Berliner.


Euro, €1 = 100 cents


Emergency / Police: 110
Fire brigade / Rescue Coordination Centre: 112
On-call medical service: +49 30 31 00 31


Berliner Zeitung –
The Tagesspiegel –
The Berliner Morgenpost –
Die Welt –


Most businesses are closed on Sundays. Shops and department stores are usually open from 8 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday, though your best chance to get what you need is before 8 pm. Fortunately, some grocery stores and pharmacies in Berlin are open on Sundays, but you'll have to spend some time looking for them.

For small things, head to a Spätkauf (or Späti). It's a type of convenience shop particular to Berlin, known for staying open late. The term literally translates to 'late purchase'.


3.5 million (2021)


Full list of tourist information offices by city district:

You can also call +49 30 25 00 25 or send an email to


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Do & See

Whether you see the sights of Berlin by coach, steamer, bicycle or on foot – you’ll pass a lot of famous buildings and memorials. We’ll tell you which ones you really can’t afford to miss!

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DDR Museum

Berlin Christmas Markets

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Brandenburg Gate

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East Side Gallery

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Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

Stern und Kreis

Boat Cruise on the River Spree

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Berlin Palace Humboldt Forum

Alexanderplatz © Scholvien

Alexanderplatz and Television Tower

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Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

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Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Memorial

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Get Closer to David Bowie

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Gero Camp/

Teufelsberg — Field Station Berlin

Berlin City Tour

Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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Jewish Museum Berlin

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Wall Museum — Checkpoint Charlie

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Nikolai Quarter

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Berlin Wall Memorial

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Charlottenburg Palace



Foto: Jörg Metzner Copyright: Computerspielemuseum

Computerspiele Museum

two people clinking beer glasses at La Soupe Populaire, Berlin, Germany Philip Koschel/Visit Berlin


From a 3-course menu in a star-rated restaurant to boulettes or a doner kebab in the local snack bar — in Berlin there’s something to suit every taste and every budget. There are just no limits to the culinary diversities: Australian and French cuisine, exotic Asian dishes and the Berliner currywurst.

Berlin’s regional cuisine is solid and tasty, served in cosy traditional pubs. A particular speciality is breakfast, which many cafes offer all day long — ideal for night owls who like to stay in bed a bit longer in the morning.

In summer, the city life moves outside: beach bars along the banks of the Spree with a view of the water are specially favoured. They are perfect places for enjoying a cocktail or sipping a Berliner Weisse (wheat beer) after a sightseeing tour. The popular summer drink, a beer speciality mixed with raspberry or Waldmeister (woodruff) syrup, is something you really shouldn’t miss!


Brauhaus Südstern

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Explore Berlin's Culinary Trends

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Berliner Republik

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Listo Lounge

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Rüyam Gemüse Kebab

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Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap

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Pubic Domain

Curry 36 — Bahnhof Zoo

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unsicht-Bar — Dark Restaurant Berlin

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Katz Orange

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Mogg Deli (Former Jewish School for Girls)

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Die Henne