Visiting Berlin during Covid-19: What Tourists Need to Know

Visiting Berlin during Covid-19: What Tourists Need to Know

If you are planning to travel to Berlin, here is what you will need to know and expect during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Berlin is welcoming tourists again and, despite some restrictions, sights, restaurants, cinemas, museums are open and happy to welcome visitors.
Attention: Since April 01, 2022, most Coronavirus measures have been dropped in Berlin. However, some basic protective measures still apply and individual institutions such as shops, clubs, theatres or concert venues may choose to put some restrictions in place for their visitors. Please inform yourself about the current Coronavirus measures as well as about the possible voluntary measures of the places you would like to visit and events you plan to attend.
  • Hotels: Hotels in Berlin are open to guests without any restrictions.
  • Public transport: All of public transport is available without restrictions. FFP2 masks are mandatory for all passengers.
  • Restaurants: Berlin's restaurants, cafés and bars are open without restrictions and looking forward to welcoming guests.
  • Museums and galleries: Berlin's exhibition buildings are open to the public.
  • Cinemas. Theatres and Concerts: Berlin's cultural institutions are open. Some theatres and concert venues have voluntarily instated a mask requirement for their public. Please check with the individual institution before your visit.
  • Sights: Open-air sights and indoor sights can be visited without restrictions.
  • Guided tours: River cruises, sightseeing tours and guided city walks are possible again. Attention: most tours need to be booked in advance!
  • Zoos: Both of Berlin's zoos are open for visitors. It is recommended to buy tickets online before visiting.
  • Shopping: Yes, we are open! Stores, shopping miles and malls are looking forward to welcome visitors, shopaholics and bargain hunters. There is no mask requirement in stores and shopping malls.
  • Clubs: Clubs in Berlin are allowed to open again without restrictions.

Berlin Hotels: Always Well Connected Thanks to Public Transport

Berlin's hotels, hostels and inns are ideal starting points for an eventful city trip. From luxury hotels to inexpensive guesthouses, in the city center or the suburbs - thanks to Berlin's excellent public transport network, the whole city can be easily explored from wherever you're staying. Subways, buses, light rail trains and trams run every day in very short intervals, some even 24/7. Visitors need to be aware that FFP2 masks are mandatory on public transport. But no need to worry: thanks to fast and convenient connections, your journey won't be long and most destinations and sights will be reached quickly.

Open-Air Attractions in Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial or the East Side Gallery - many of Berlin's sights are located in the open air and can be visited without any restrictions. The famous Reichstag with its glass dome is open to visitors again as well. Germany's tallest building - the TV Tower on Alexanderplatz - is also welcoming visitors again.

Enjoy Berlin's Broad Cultural Spectrum

The numerous tourists flocking to Berlin every year are not only interested in the historic sights but also the city's diverse cultural scene. The city's world-class museums, galleries, theatres, opera houses, cinemas and concert venues are open for visitors again. The spectrum of exhibitions is so broad that everyone it guaranteed to get their money's worth here. Cultural, sports or recreational events are permitted without restrictions on the number of people or special access requirements. There is no general mask requirement. Some cultural events and certain museums and theatres have decided to continue the compulsory wearing of masks. Please inform yourself about the individuak regulations before your visit.

Exploring the City: On Foot, from the Water, by Bike

Whether by boat on a river cruise on the Spree, on one of the Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing buses, or simply by public transport: Berlin is a wonderful place with a special atmosphere to discover waiting to be discovered. Visitors looking for more in-depth explanations about the city's history and those who want to discover special hidden corners should consider a guided tour. The experienced guides will show you Berlin on foot, by bike or by other means of transport, leaving no doubt that Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Generally, no restrictions apply for city tours.

Take a Break in Berlin's Parks and Gardens

Those who need a little relaxation and are looking for peace and quiet will find it in Berlin's many beautiful parks and gardens. In addition to the city's "green lung", the Tiergarten, you can discover nature in full bloom in every corner of the city. For lovers of exotic plants and beautiful gardens, the Botanical Garden and the Gardens of the World are a must-see. The Park Tempelhofer Feld on the grounds of the former airport is an inviting space to take a break among locals.

Clubbing and Nightlife: Let's Dance Again

Night owls rejoice: Berlin's famous nightlife is back in full swing. Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars are allowed to welcome guests in outdoor and indoor areas. The large Berlin show stages may also welcome audiences again. Berlin clubs are allowed to hold dance events again. Since April 01, 2022, no restrictions or mask requirements apply.

Further Information

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 by visiting the Coronavirus inforamtion website of the Berlin Senate.

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Last edited: 27. April 2022