Travel Planning
Berlin
Travel Planning
Berlin

Berlin at a Glance

From divided city to the eternal zone of arts, culture and parties, Berlin has made a big transformation since its unification. Get ready to enjoy the fun.

First stop is the Brandenburg Gate. This impressive and ornate gate used to divide east from west. The British and Americans have their embassies here. If you are lucky, you'll visit the gate on a day when there's some music, art or dance going on in the square. This spot is a favorite location for festivals and other community events.

Berlin is home to some very intriguing pieces of art. Visit them in funky new museums, or in street side galleries. Don't forget the art and architecture of previous generations of Berliners. Gaze upon palaces, admire ornate furniture and take leisurely walks through Berlin to get a sense of the place it was and now is.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Berlin Tegel International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, contact a German consulate office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Light Rail / Rapid Transit Berlin S-Bahn
      • Railroad Berlin Hauptbahnhof
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Berlin has cool winters with occasional snow and rain. Summers are warm and sometimes humid. Pack a coat for winter travels.

      Safety Concerns Berlin prides itself on its nighttime safety although it is best to travel the streets in a group. Regardless, keep your valuables secure and out of sight when traveling.

      Health Concerns Berlin has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe and healthy by practicing good hygiene.