Berlin (Germany)

Berlin is Germany's capital city. It is known as a very international and tolerant city, with a very lively nightlife, lots of cafés, street art, parks and museums and historic buildings from different eras, from the Middle Ages to German unification and the modern TV towers. Berlin's world-famous buildings include churches and a zoo as well as universities. Shopping is also very easy, because some of the shopping centers are open around the clock.

Population: 3,502,000
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 5 to 5% if the service is good. For exceptional service, you might leave up to 15%.
Time in destination: Oct 24, 2019, 3:52:28 AM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
24.10

Partly cloudy

59°F

Fri
25.10

Cloudy

61°F

Sat
26.10

Partly cloudy

61°F

Sun
27.10

Rain

57°F

Mon
28.10

Clear sky

50°F

Tue
29.10

Fair

48°F

Wed
30.10

Partly cloudy

46°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Berlin's weather changes quite a lot, so depending on what you are most interested in seeing or doing, check the weather in advance. November, December and January have the most rain and daily temperatures are low.

For outdoor pursuits, the best time to visit Berlin is from May to September. These months also offer events such as the Carnival of Cultures (June), Beer Festivals (August) and the Berlin Marathon (September).

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 33.1 37.2 28.6 10
February 34.5 39.6 29.3 8
March 40.6 47.3 34.3 9
April 48.0 55.8 39.6 7
May 57.7 66.0 48.2 8
June 62.8 70.9 54.1 9
July 66.6 74.7 57.7 8
August 66.0 74.5 57.4 7
September 58.1 65.8 51.1 7
October 49.5 56.1 43.5 7
November 40.5 44.8 36.0 9
December 35.6 39.4 31.3 11

More information: Berlin forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Berlin 15 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. Start your day by going to Tiergarten, a huge, lush park right in the centre of Berlin, providing a relaxing contrast to the bustle of the rest of the city.
  2. Continue by visiting the Berlin Wall Memorial, which serves as a reminder of the city's lengthy period of division.
  3. Visit Museum Island, home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode. Or, to really get an informative, inside view of Berlin, take a Berlin Bike Tour.
  4. Walking on a Berlin Food Tour brings you to some of the best food spots of Berlin’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.
  5. Cap your evening off at the Wintergarten Variete, where you can find Music, Variety, and Shows – it's entertaining, charming and diversified.
  6. If you still have energy, there are rave and other clubs.

More information: Berlin sights on map

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Berlin is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $55.99, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $219.90, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $58.07
  • Hotel (3 stars): $76.65
  • Hotel (4 stars): $105.86
  • Hotel (5 stars): $145.56
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.68
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.25
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.89
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.89
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.12

More information: Berlin price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Berlin destination map

Safety

Berlin has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.2 (better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 80.8 (better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 56.4 (better than United states average 41.1)

More information: Berlin safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe