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Berlin Airport (BER)

The new Berlin Airport (or Berlin Brandenburg International, if you want to get all formal) is a brand new airport that replaces Berlin’s existing airports in June 2012. The new airport is  being built next door to Schoenefeld airport (SFX) and is meant to become a major international hub linking Berlin to major foreign cities […]

A video guide to using Berlin’s U-bahn

Berlin’s public transport is great. It is convenient and cheap. Many visitors to Berlin are, however, afraid to use it because they worry it is complicated. Don’t worry. Berlin’s underground trains, trams and busses are safe and easy. Watch this quick guide to see how easy it is to buy U-Bahn tickets. Just be sure […]

How to Use the U-Bahn and S-Bahn in Berlin

Navigating Berlin’s network of U-Bahn (think of the subway or tube) and S-Bahn (a faster sort of regional train) can be daunting to the newcomer but is actually really easy once you know how. The first thing to do is to print out a map from the BVG Website or by using this link. The […]

Tegel Airport TXL Bus – Getting from the airport to Berlin’s city center

Getting from Tegel airport into the center of Berlin is really easy. The cheapest and quickest way is to catch the TXL bus from right outside the airport terminal. Cabs are also option and won’t cost too much (count on €20 or so) but if you’d like to pay about one tenth of that you […]

Cycling in Berlin

In the summer time there is no better way to get around than by bike. The streets are wide and calm and most main routes have dedicated cycle lanes. Cyclists are well behaved and so are car drivers and going through intersections cyclists often have right of way over turning traffic. All this makes Berlin […]

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