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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berlin to Munich in 5 Days [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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Is there an easyJet ticket office in Schönefeld?

I have been to Schönefeld a few times before, but I cannot remember: Is there an 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two person cabin on City Night Line train [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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Overnight train: London to Berlin

I can't find any overnight trains from London to Berlin. Only ones that have a bunch of connections, which would mean I would have to travel during the day. Is this actually the case?
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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 ...