Swathes of green, awe-inspiring sights, spectacular art scene, chic restaurants, and extraordinary nightlife make the grand city of Berlin. Breathe its rich history at every corner, be it the Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial, or the Reichstag Building. When in Berlin, you cannot miss THE ONE Grand Show; with more than 100 artists and 500 designer costumes, it’s an extravagant show playing at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. See segments of the Berlin wall just outside the Potsdamer Platz train station, and be a part of the German history. If you know your Western Classical music, then you will be heading to the Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the best orchestras in the world. Apart from this, the lakes and rivers of this German capital such as the Spree, Havel, Wannsee and Tegeler See, etc., are great for scenic views and cooling off during summer. Fly to this exuberant destination for a fun-filled and exotic experience.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Berlin
Shopping in Berlin
Right from modern stores and shopping malls to flea markets, Berlin is a haven for shoppers. The Potsdamer Platz Arkaden is home to about 130 stores for you to splurge on. KaDeWe (Kurfürstendamm), Boulevard Berlin, Alexa, Mall of Berlin, Friedrichstrasse (Friedrichstraße), and Hackescher Markt offer a shopping extravaganza! On the other hand, you must visit the flea market on the 'Straße des 17. Juni' (Street of 17th June). It is one of the oldest antique markets in Berlin. Remember, the market happens only on weekends, so go there on a Saturday or Sunday, and choose your pick. Apart from clothing, jewelry, accessories, etc., lay your hands on interesting souvenirs like roasted coffee beans, Molecule 01 perfume, gourmet boxes, mixed nuts and sunflower seeds, homemade granola, and many others.
Berlin’s vibrant cafes and restaurants offer vast varieties of gastronomic delights! A visit to Berlin would be incomplete without tasting their delicacies like Pretzels (baked bread products usually shaped into knots), Currywurst (a pork sausage that is steamed and then fried), Königsberger Klopse (a meatball dish), Schnitzel (tenderized meat fried with or without a batter), Kartoffelpuffer (pan-fried pancake), Eisbein (boiled and grilled meat dish), Apfelstrudel (apple-filled pastry flavored with cinnamon), Berliner Doughnuts, and Mustafa’s Gemüse Kabap (Turkish meat and salad). Head to the Eschenbräu, one of Berlin’s longest running craft breweries, to enjoy tasty beer in a comfortable taproom.
A Few German Words
As a primary language, German is spoken throughout the city. You may find English speaking staff, only in tourist related locations. Some common German phrases are recommended here, that can help you on your daily activities.
• Hello/Good day:
• Thank You:
• Where is the toilet?
Wo ist die Toilette?
• Where can I find a taxi?
Wo kann ich ein Taxi?
• How much does it cost?
Wieviel kostet das?
Dos and Don’ts
• Shake hands with everyone you are introduced and greet them; that’s the widely-accepted form in Berlin.
• Don’t rely on credit cards while shopping, because most places accept hard cash.
• Avoid visiting The Holocaust Memorial in the late evening; there are no lights, and it might not be safe.
• In most of the German cities, it is a mandate to validate the local public transport ticket, by stamping it in a machine.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency services/ Fire/Ambulance:
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Berlin?
The airline offering cheap air tickets
to Berlin is Ukraine International Airlines.
• What is the time zone used in Berlin?
The time zone of Berlin is GMT+1.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from Bangkok to Berlin?
From Bangkok to Berlin, the most popular airlines are Lufthansa
, China Eastern Airlines, and Turkish Airlines
• What is the shortest time for a Bangkok to Berlin flight?
The shortest time for a direct Bangkok to Berlin flight
is 13 hours and 40 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Berlin?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Berlin are Reichstag building, East Side Gallery, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, and Gendarmenmarkt.
• What is the currency of Germany?
The currency of Germany is Euro.
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