Tourist Information Berlin

Tourist Information Berlin

In the centre of Berlin there are many signs that will point you in the right direction when you are looking for a certain attraction, and they conveniently also include the distances. Therefore, you can freely stroll the city even if you don’t have too much sense of orientation – as long as you find your hotel back! The official tourist information has several offices, for instance at the main train stations and at Brandenburger Tor. They also have an informative website (, which is available in English and other foreign languages.

Currency in Berlin

Since Germany has given up its solid D-Mark in 2002, it is the major economy of the euro zone. Although not everybody is too happy to share a common currency with countries with less robust state finances (as Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain), Germans have adapted easily to the euro and the currency is here to stay. Following the introduction of the euro, the number of exchange agencies has decreased, but there are still enough in central areas. Otherwise, you can rely on your credit card (major cards like Visa, Mastercard and American Express are widely accepted) or on the ATMs.

Language in Berlin

Though its sounds can be harsh and seem completely different, German and English belong to the same language group. If you have a good feeling for languages and do some effort, you’ll definitely pick some up during your city break in Berlin. Germans will certainly appreciate a danke (thank you), bitte (please) or guten Morgen (good morning). Otherwise, be assured that many Germans, and especially the younger ones, speak English very well, although their accent might sound a bit funny.

Electricity in Berlin

In Germany, the voltage level is around 220V/230V, as in almost all European countries. Don’t forget that adapters might be differing from the ones you are used to at home. Sockets in Germany have two round holes.

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