The capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.

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Walk/Run from Berlin Tegel Airport to Berlin City Centre

I am visiting Berlin in May for a short weekend trip (hand luggage only). I see that it's only 11km from the airport to the city centre. I wondered if it is possible to run/walk from the airport into ...
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How are validated underground tickets checked in Berlin?

I have been travelling around Berlin the last few days. I have bought a ticket for the underground zones A and B every day but my ticket has not been checked once and there are no barriers (I'm from ...
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Why does Google suggest roundabout routes in Berlin?

Have a look at this way to get from point A to point B as proposed by google maps: http://goo.gl/JuV4K Why does it use S5 and S1 and then some walking instead of using U1? Won't using U1 be faster ...
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Physical (demanding) activities in Berlin

We're six guys going to Berlin in July on our yearly trip. We've been there seven times before, and we're looking to do something physically fun. We've previously: played a lot of soccer / ...
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How can I see the Berlin Wall?

What, if anything, is left of the Berlin Wall, and where and how can I see it? Is there any official monument and/or museum I should include in my visit as well?
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Where can I find short term apartment rental offers in Berlin?

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Berlin for three months starting in April. What websites / real estate agents / vacation rental companies exist for renting an apartment long term in Berlin? I've ...
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Communist architecture in Berlin

I am going to be in Berlin for a weekend and would like to photograph and tour some Bismarck structures, underground bunkers or any industrial complex. What are my options?
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What is the cheapest way of traveling from Berlin to Krakow?

A friend suggested going by bus to Poznan and from there by train to Krakow. He said there is no particular reason to go to Poznan, but as whole it's a nice trip. You get to know a bit of Poland and ...
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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advance ticket?

So, I heard that there are some on going strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
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Berlin to Munich in 5 Days

My wife and I are going to spend our anniversary in Germany in May. We are flying into Berlin and out of Munich, and we have 5 days to get from one place to the other. What would be a good general ...
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How can a US citizen obtain a Russian tourist visa from Berlin?

I'm in Berlin and plan to travel to Saint Petersburg in the not-too-distant future. How can I obtain a Russian visa while I'm in Berlin? Here are my criteria: Obtain a Russian tourist visa while in ...
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Getting from Berlin Tegel Airport to downtown

How to get from Tegel airport to Berlin city centre (near Stadtmitte metro station, to be more exact) on public transport? I'd like it to be: Quick Straightforward (as few changes as possible; easy ...
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Transport in Berlin with a single ticket

I'm going to stay 2 nights in Berlin. Since I have no experience with German language neither with subways, I'm afraid to be lost. Also (believe me, is true) I don't have a smart-phone (with Google ...
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Hiring a car in Berlin and dropping it off in Barcelona for a road trip

I am planning on a road-trip from Berlin to Barcelona. I am most interested in knowing if I can hire a car in Berlin and drop it off in Barcelona. (also, if anyone has tips on routes to take that is ...
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Which parts of the Reichstag building are open for tourists?

I would like to visit the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany and I wonder: Which parts of the building are open for tourists? Is it for free? Do I need a reservation? Are there any restrictions ...
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Are there any guarded parking lots anywhere in or near Berlin, Germany?

Are there any guarded parking lots in or around the city of Berlin in Germany? By guarded parking I do NOT mean "guarded" by an automated gate or camera - that is a joke. I mean a real guarded ...
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How to find coworker space in Berlin as a tourist?

I will be traveling to Berlin, where I will meet with some friends. We would like to have a hackathon which means doing computer work for which we would need an Internet connection, a whiteboard and ...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

I will be spending about 3 months (at least) in Berlin, Germany, primarly to look for some business oportunities or maybe a job. I am aware of the nearly perfect transportation services Berlin offers (...
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Half day in Berlin - after non-classical tourist spots

I will have half a day to spend in Berlin, on a Saturday afternoon. What do you recommend I should go and see/taste? I am not aiming for classical "tourist" spots, as we have a guided city tour before,...
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Can you dive into Berlin's Radisson Blu Aquadom?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to dive into Radisson Blu's Aquadom. I know that there's a lift for tourists that takes you "inside" the aquarium, but I'm looking for scuba diving. Does anyone ...
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Where is this structure in Berlin?

What is the location of this structure in Berlin? I know it was part of a test project for the 'Germania' plan, but I cant find any information for the exact location in Berlin.
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Easyjet ticket office in Schönefeld

I have been to Schönefeld a few times before, but I cannot remember: is there a Easyjet stand or an office where I could buy my ticket (in advance, I mean) using cash or a German ATM card? I don't ...
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Berlin Public Transport Ticket Validity

I have purchased an AB zone Berlin 7 day transport ticket and validated it on Sunday 17th April so hopefully it will be valid until Sunday 24th. I validated the ticket at about 10:00am so I guess ...
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Where can I find mass transit directions with times for Berlin?

Usually I check Google Maps, but it doesn't have routing or train times for Berlin. Is there an official trip planner? Bonus points for suggesting mobile applications as well.
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Need a cheap hostel in Berlin - how much should I expect to pay?

I'm planning to visit Berlin. I'd like to stay in hostel and pay as little as possible. £10 would be an acceptable price, but £20 would be definitely over my budget. So, can I expect to find ...
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Which options do I have to travel in Berlin in an affordable way?

I will be spending a couple of days in Berlin. I've been seeing which options I have to travel around. I think the subway might be a good option but I be missing some. Some cities have a good public ...
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Two person cabin on City Night Line train

My girlfriend and I are planing on taking one of the City Night Line trains from Paris to Berlin. They have different cabins that can hold 2, 4 or 6 people. We want to get one that is just the two of ...
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Crossing roads in Berlin

I am on holiday in Berlin and I have noticed that no pedestrians cross the road until the green man is on, I was wondering if there is some sort of jaywalking rule, also some of the vehicles go ...
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Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin

My partner and I are planning to take a train from Munich to Berlin and stop over at a few cities on the way. As it will be our first time visiting Germany for 7 days, can you please advise which is ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy A+...
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How to get to Abisko, Sweden from Berlin

How do I get from Berlin to Abisko, Sweden? I have a Eurail pass, so I would like to make the most out of that. UPDATE: I will be traveling in Winter. Still not sure yet, but any time between late ...
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DM in Berlin open during christmas?

Unfortunately, I could not find anything by myself, I desperately need DM at 25 December in Berlin (any place), so is there any chance I find it? http://www.in-berlin-brandenburg.com/...
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Berlin to Göttingen by Train or Bus

What is the cheapest way to get to Gottingen from Berlin ? I checked the Bahn Website and found some routes from Tegel airport. Are there any other cheaper routes ? I also found something called "...
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Temporary address in Germany

I have a long Europe vacation. Since my flights are to/from Berlin, and Germany is in the middle of my trips, I was thinking to get a temporary postal address (e.g., P.O. Box) to receive some ...
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Walking experience in Berlin

This would be my first time in Berlin and want to explore as much as possible during my stay. So, walking is the best idea as I do not have much time constraint. How is the walking experience in ...
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Berlin public transport apps (similar to jakdojade)

Is there some APP similar to jakdojade to search for public transport in Berlin?
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Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale)

How can I travel from Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale) by train? Is there any train access in the airport? Also I have 30 kg of luggage with me. Thank you very much for any reply.
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Quickest way from Istanbul to Krakow

I must travel to Krakow for a meeting, but I'm really short on time. I would leave from Istanbul at 8PM and I must be in Krakow by following day, 9AM. There is no direct flight between Istanbul and ...
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Difference between Berlin CityTourCard, Berlin WelcomeCard or 7-Tage-Karte for 8 days' stay?

I am going to travel in Berlin for 8 days with a friend. I saw these three options which cover public transportation cost and more: Berlin CityTourCard Covers Berlin AB Zone with a list of discounts ...
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What are the recommended concentration camp tours near Berlin?

My partner and I are planning a trip to Berlin. Among other things, we would like to visit a concentration camp, preferably do a tour. Are there any nearby for a day /half-day trip? What are some ...
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Long Distance Hitchhiking - General Question

I have never done it before and I have a general question about hitchhiking. Let's say I want to go from Paris to Berlin. It's around 1000 Km. Now, I really doubt that there are many cars going ...
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Stay in Berlin for one night near Tegel airport

I have to stay in Berlin for one night. Please recommend me some places which are cheap, closer to public transport, food joints and safe. I do not mind staying in dormitories as long as its safe and ...
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Transfer from Tegel Berlin to city center

I will soon have a 7-hours transit at Tegel Berlin and of course I want to visit the city centre of Berlin. I just want to take the bus and go to the center where I can enjoy my hours, see the ...
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Where can I leave luggage in Berlin and be able to pick it late at night?

I will have a very early flight from Berlin. I was therefore considering going directly to the airport and wait for the flight skipping the night in an hotel. In any case I would still like to have ...
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Is Berlin experiencing a decrease in public activity during summer time (July and August)?

Context: I am looking into settling down in Berlin and I would like to know what to expect from summer time in term of public activity/cultural events. What I've observed: I've noticed each city has ...
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in Berlin, do I have to pay for parking a car on weekends as well?

As far as I know, if I want to park a car in Berlin a I have to pay for the parking ticket. Do I have to pay on Saturdays and Sundays as well, or is parking on weekends free?
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Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?
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How is the weather in Germany in June?

I'll be going to Berlin and Greifswald in June. As I am from a tropical country which hardly have any big difference on temperature and weather, I wonder how it would be during that month and consult ...
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From Kurfürstendamm to Europarc Dreilinden

I have to take a business trip to Berlin. My company offices are here, but I'll probably stay in an hotel in Kurfürstendamm, just to be in a "center" location. Can you guys suggest me a public ...
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Can I print a science poster in Berlin within one day?

I am traveling to Berlin next week to present a poster on a conference. Instead of bringing a poster cylinder with me on the plane, I was wondering if I could print the poster in Berlin just before ...