Welcome back! What Berlin tourists can look forward to

Welcome back! What Berlin tourists can look forward to

What you need to know as a tourist about Berlin in Corona-times: hotels, museums, restaurants and places of interest have opened again and are looking forward to the return of the tourists.

Travel couple selfie self portrait, Berlin Germany

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Happy couple people in front of Berlin Cathedral

At a glance: What Berlin offers its guests

  • Sleeping: Hotels, guesthouses, holiday apartments and hostels may again welcome guests.
  • Public transport and taxis: everything runs without restrictions. Don't forget your mouth and nose protector!
  • Gastronomy: Restaurants, beer gardens, bars and pubs are open and look forward to welcoming guests.
  • Museums and galleries: Most of the exhibition halls are open to the public again.
  • Cinemas: Berlin's film theatres are allowed to open again from 30 June - the open-air cinemas already are!
  • Sights: In front of the Brandenburg Gate, TV tower, East Side Gallery and Co. the tourists are already cavorting. See you there!
  • Guided tours: River cruises, sightseeing tours and city tours are offered again. Better book in advance!
  • Zoos: Both are open. Important: Tickets must be purchased online before your visit.
  • Shopping: Yes, we are open! Shops, shopping miles, shopping centres and many flea markets are looking forward to shopaholics and bargain hunters.
  • Concerts and Theatre: Events will take place again, but only as open-air events with a reduced number of participants.

Berlin in times of Corona: Travel Updates

Admittedly, the deserted Brandenburg Gate, guaranteed seats in the underground and this tranquillity above the city had its own magic, but Berlin is not the same city without selfiesticks in front of the TV tower and simulated brother kisses at the East Side Gallery. Even if the Corona pandemic is not yet over, after the first strict measures with many bans and closures, Berlin has long since awoken from its beauty sleep. Hotels, cultural institutions, restaurants and shopping centres have adapted to the new regulations and requirements and are happy to welcome visitors.

Berlin hotels always well connected thanks to public transport

Numerous hotels, hostels and inns in Berlin offer themselves as starting points for an eventful city trip. From luxury hotels to inexpensive guesthouses - thanks to the excellent transport network, the whole city can be easily explored from every corner. So the place to stay does not necessarily have to be in the city centre. Underground and suburban trains run frequently without restriction, only wearing a mouth and nose protection during the trip is mandatory. But long journeys are not necessary thanks to the fast connections and the individual destinations and sights are reached quickly.

Open-air-attractions all over Berlin

Whether Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial or East Side Gallery - many of Berlin's sights are located in the open air and can be visited without any special measures. However, the television tower on Alexanderplatz or the Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island, like many other highlights of the city, can also be visited again, subject to the general rules of hygiene. However, the famous Reichstag with its glass dome will remain closed at least until September 6th. But the Reichstag in the government quarter directly on the Spree also impresses from the outside.

Your Berlin visit: Stay safe - keep the distance

  • Reduce physical social contact with other people to a minimum and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose-cover in public is strongly recommended.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose-mask is mandatory in public transport and in shops.

Museums and galleries offer the usual broad spectrum

Not only the sights attract numerous tourists to the city every year, but also the diverse museums- and galleries. Berlin is rightly considered a cultural hotspot, as the city not only has the museums on Museum Island, such as the Bode Museum and the Old National Gallery, to offer. Numerous other museums and galleries also vie for visitors. The spectrum of art treasures and exhibition highlights is wide, so that everyone gets their money's worth here.

Diving into the city - on foot, from the water or by bike

Berlin is a wonderful place to discover on your own. Whether on the deck of a River Cruises on the Spree, with the uncomplicated Hop-on-Hop-off bus tours right across the city or simply by public transport. But if you're looking for a few explanations and want to discover special corners, you can put yourself in the hands of experienced city guides. The professionals will guide you through Berlin on foot, by bike or other means of transport, leaving no doubt that Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Take a deep breath in Berlin's parks and gardens

Those who need a little relaxation and are looking for peace and quiet will find it in the many parks and gardens in the city. In addition to Berlin's green lung, the large Tiergarten, you can discover green and colourful things in every corner of the city. Whether as a flower and botany lover in the Botanical Gardens and Gardens of the World or in the middle of the city in Monbijoupark or on Tempelhofer Feld - in Berlin it is easy to take a deep breath.

Not the time for clubbing just yet

The evening entertainment and the famous Berlin nightlife alone cannot yet be fully enjoyed again. While the Restaurants, Cafés, Pubs and bars can once again look forward to guests, Berlin's clubs and major Berlin show stages such as the Friedrichstadtpalast are not yet allowed to reopen. But Berlin is one big show - thanks to its colorful neighborhoods, the diverse people and the huge cultural offerings. If you have any questions about visiting Berlin and about the individual protection measures and their effects within the city, the best place to find out is at the page of the Berlin Senate on the coronavirus.

Last updated: 23 June 2020 (changes can be made at any time)
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