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

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Are pans allowed in hand luggage?

I am traveling via Easy Jet from Berlin airport. am I allowed to take metal/steel pans + sandwich maker in my hand luggage?
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Does Icelandair have a lounge in Berlin?

Does Icelandair have a lounge in Berlin ? The website only says "to be announced". Does anyone has recent experience with this? I also have Priority Pass, but that comes up empty for Berlin ...
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Berlin Apart-hotels 16 Year old

I'm 16 years old. I'm going to be doing an internship in Berlin for nearly 3 months. It's extremely likely that I'm going to be needing an apart-hotel, accommodation at a Youth Hotel or something like ...
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Travelling to Berlin Germany from India and would like to Take My Assembled PC (except monitor) with me [closed]

I will soon be travelling on dependant visa with my wife to Berlin and I would like to take my CPU (assembled PC cabinet with keyboard and mouse) with me. Is it possible? visiting Germany for the ...
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Belavia Airlines, Negative Covid test required?

I'm travelling to Minsk, Belarus with Belavia Airlines from Berlin, Germany. I plan to stay there for one month and have all the Visa requirements etc. I wanted to know if I need a negative Covid test ...
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When does COVID travel isolation/quarantine end? [Germany, State of Berlin]

I live in Berlin, and flew back from the UK, arriving into Berlin Brandenburg airport at 17:55 on Sunday 8th November. Since the UK is on the Robert Koch Institute list of high risk countries, I have ...
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Will I have trouble finding a taxi at Tegel Airport, Berlin if I’m coming from outside the EU?

Since the situation should be more or less normal in Germany, I’m kind of concerned about the taxis in Berlin. More specifically, will I have trouble finding a taxi from Tegel Airport, Berlin to ...
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Do I need a No Objection Certificate from my current employer to visit Berlin for a 3 day stay for an interview?

I am an Indian resident currently in Tokyo on work visa. I want to visit Berlin for 3-4 days for an interview. I have an invitation letter. As I understand, I need to apply for a Schengen visa. Will I ...
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Exactly where can you go with a single-trip ticket in Berlin?

Inspired by this question about UK inter-city rail. In Berlin, a single-trip ticket is valid for: "a single journey towards your destination", changing trains/buses "as many times as required", for ...
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Can I carry used computer parts from India to Germany

I have a desktop PC. I am moving to Berlin in a few months. Can I dismantle to desktop (excluding monitor), and carry the inidividual parts in my check in baggage. Is there any restriction in ...
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Where can I get a HPV vaccination in Berlin

I will travel in Berlin and want to make a vaccination against Human papillomavirus infection (HPV). is there some clinic in Berlin where I just can go and do it? I understand it will not be free
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Reliability data for German trains

I want to take the 'Kulturzug' between Berlin and Wroclaw on August 10th 2019 (dep. 08:25 from Berlin-Lichtenberg, arr. 12:42 in Wroclaw Glowny). As I will be attending a wedding later that day, it ...
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Are there any limitations to using Revolut or similar cards in Berlin? [duplicate]

I have tried to use my Revolut card to pay to enter a botanical garden in Berlin and the lady told me that it is not a good card. Unfortunately, her English was very poor and I cannot speak German, so ...
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How Berlin BVG yearly subscription works

I am new in Berlin. I liked the public transport system very much. I ordered BVG yearly ticket online, and I didn't received the ticket by mail, since there was an issue with address the mail bounced ...
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Found a lonely bike in Germany, what to do? [closed]

I am new in Berlin, i moved here one month ago. Yesterday night, just infront of the NeuKöln S Bahn Station, probably at 02:30 AM, I found a bike lying on the floor. It caught my attention since it ...
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How to register with the ALDI talk mobile app?

I just purchased the ALDI Talk and went through all the steps for the registration including the online identification. Then, I download the iOS app and it asks to provide the 06-nummer in the app. I ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

I am planning to move to Berlin but will travel twice per week to Leipzig. For this reason I want to choose an area that has good transport connections to Leipzig. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

I see these all around town and nobody seems to know how to use them - even my German colleagues. We're engineers, so we feel pretty stupid and inadequate around them... The majority of people I've ...
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Changing at Berlin Zoologischer Garten station

At Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station, how long does it take to change from long-distance trains to a subway train? My ticket says that I have 7 minutes to change from platform 2 to U9. I'm ...
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The Rauchabzug is beeping, what do I do?

I'm new to Germany (Berlin) and I find myself alone in an apartment faced with a Rauchabzug that's making a single constant beep. As best I can tell from some brief research, this has something to do ...
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Advantage of visiting two Nazi concentration camps? [closed]

I visited the Sachsenhausen (Saxon House) concentration camp last year, when I was in Berlin. I am likely to be in Munich next year. Is there much to be gained from visiting Dachau as well? Or are the ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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Travel from Berlin to Warsaw byplane with Blue Card

DHL recently lost my passport, and, of course, it's a week before I fly to Warsaw for a wedding :) I have a Blue Card issued in Berlin, where I live and work, which is valid until 05/2022. Otherwise, ...
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How to get from Kreuzberg to Schönefeld

Can anyone help with any information on which SBahn or bus to take from the Kreuzberg area of Berlin on the 8th August around 7:00am to Schönefeld airport? Also is it worth buying the 72-hour Berlin ...
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What if my train is delayed causing my ticket to expire?

Example: I am at Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See. I want to go to Konigs Wusterhausen. Bus (646 -> 643) 17:14 - 17:55 Kähnsdorf Dorf, Seddiner See to Potsdam Bhf. IC 2431 18:00 - 19:01 Total time = ...
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Type C Schengen visa [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa to attend a 20-day summer school program in Berlin and was issued one, valid for a little more than a month, which says "Geschäftsvisum erwerbstätigkeit nicht gestattet". ...
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Travel between Germany and Poland by train

I am a US military service member who's a citizen of Poland, not a US citizen. My command will be visiting Germany. I would like to visit Poland to visit my family, which I haven't seen in about 30 ...
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Can we carry 3 laptops from the USA to Germany?

Can we carry three laptops from the USA to Germany? One is Lenovo Thinkpad, a MacBook Pro and a Dell. One is for my office work and the other two are personal. I have a transit at London Heathrow ...
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Berlin to Auschwitz by car

I want to drive from Berlin to Auschwitz in March of this year, but I read so many different mixed opinions. How long does it really take by car and how are the roads on this route? Is there a ...
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London-Berlin or Rome-Berlin? [closed]

We're going to Europe on May 2018. 2 adults on late 40s, one adult girl (24) and a teenage girl (15). I bought a 3 ways tickets, departing from Buenos Aires to London, Londo to Rome and then back ...
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NIE (foreign identification number) in process. Can I travel through Schengen zone with the 90 days visa expired?

I'm Italian living in Spain. I have an NIE. My wife (she is Argentinean) came here and we tried to get her NIE (she gets a "permiso de residencia de familiar de ciudadano de la UE" which is a ...
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New Year's Eve in Berlin and Luggage Storage [closed]

We, a small group of 3 people (19 years old), are looking to do new year's eve in Berlin. We will arrive at around 14.00 and we will have a flight back at 07.35 on 01/01/2018. We are arriving from ...
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Using Terminal C at Berlin-Schönefeld with checked bags

Terminal C at SXF is reserved for passengers with no checked luggage. If I were to check my luggage in Terminal D, and then exit, and go through security in C (only to re-enter Terminal D airside), ...
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Driving from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau

My boyfriend and I will be travelling from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland in October. I have been trying my hardest to figure out the cost of the toll roads, but as I don't have a great ...
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Travelling to Berlin and taking a cruise from Rostock halting at Norwegian Ports

I am travelling to Berlin and then going to Norway. Can I get a sim in Berlin which will be usable in Norway as well? Need majorly for data and GPS.
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Leaving luggage in locker while travelling

I will be visiting Berlin and then go to Iceland. After my Iceland trip, I will be coming back to Berlin for my return journey. As I will be returning back to Berlin, I don't want to carry all my ...
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Is it frequent that a tomato is thrown at a tram in Berlin/Germany?

When I arrived at Berlin and got on a tram and took a seat near the door, a tomato was thrown just before the door was closed. It hit the window and two people in front of me got a broken piece of ...
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How can I get from Tegel Airport to Bernau (bei Berlin) on Sunday evening?

I have a flight tomorrow, Sunday, that arrives at Tegel at 8 pm and cannot find a way to get to Bernau bei Berlin where my hotel is located. I saw this option: via u-bahn from Tegel station to ...
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What are the most common tourist scams in Germany, specifically in Munich and Berlin? [closed]

I've been to a few Asian and Europian countries which were filled with lots of tourist scams/traps; from sim card, taxi, coffee, to string people and even fake police officers. I wonder, is this also ...
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Cycling in Berlin during winter [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Berlin next winter with a friend. We'll be staying two months and are thinking about using bikes as our main way of getting around the city. Does it snow way too much for this ...
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Fastest way of traveling between Berlin and Warsaw without using planes

Which is the fastest and economic way to travel from Warsaw to Berlin? Please exclude airline services.
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Pre-booking a visit to the Reichstagsgebäude in Berlin

I would be taking a few of my International friends to Berlin end of this year and I was wondering if a spot registration would be possible for visiting the Reichstagsgebäude (we want to visit the ...
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Flat renting in Berlin for medium-term period

Next summer I will be attending a two-month course in Berlin with my friend. We are looking for a small flat (studio/one bedroom) at a reasonable price (ideally in the Mitte district). Where can I ...
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How does Berlin Transport Validation Stamp mark current date and/or expiry date? [duplicate]

Below is an image of my seven day unlimited travel ticket for Berlin B Section: I have painted black on its printed serial number, and have circled the validation stamp impression in red. I bought ...
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Traveling as a 17 year old in Europe

I have a plan to stay some months in Germany learning about the language and culture. This will all be done in a course at an institute in Berlin, which will be my home for that period of time. But I ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend? [closed]

I am planning to visit Berlin and Munich from Frankfurt from 23rd Sept to 25 Sept. I know this is really tight trip, but i have only one weekend and i am ok with covering only the main attractions. I ...
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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

As a keepsake for my traveling in Germany, I would like to take a pebble from the Berlin Wall-is it illegal (or perhaps frowned upon) to do so? I'm aware that they sell (presumably fake) pieces in ...
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What are the busiest times in Berlin? [duplicate]

I want to travel to Berlin several times in the next few months. I want to avoid the busiest times, when there are big events like IFA or Berlin Marathon because hotels get more expensive then. Is ...
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Can car seats in Berlin only be rented from the airport?

We are currently in Berlin and wanted to rent a car with 2 booster seats for a day trip tomorrow. However, when I phoned up one of the car rental places, they stated that in Berlin you can only rent ...
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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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