Prepare your stay

Prepare your stay

Everything you need to know

Check-in at 15:00, check-out at 12:00

Visa information

Members of EU countries are allowed to enter the Federal Republic of Germany without a visa.
For Non-EU countries, a visa is required.

Further information:

We can provide you with a confirmation letter including a stamp and signature.

Good to know

Plug type:  F  
Currency: EUR - Euro (€)
Language: German
Time zone: GMT +2 hour(s)

Did you know...

... that Berlin has more bridges than Venice?
... that Berlin has the longest open-air gallery in the world? The East Side Gallery stretches for more than 1,300 m.
... that Berlin has more museums than rainy days?

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is located in the south of Berlin and can be reached by public transport or taxi in about 45 minutes.
Berlin’s main railway station is in the immediate vicinity and can be reached in just three minutes through underground line 5.

Berlin is located in the northeast of Germany and is the capital of the country. The city covers an area of approximately 891 square kilometres. Berlin lies on the Spree River and is criss-crossed by lakes and rivers.

Berlin has a temperate continental climate. Summers are warm, with average temperatures of 20–25 °C, while winters are cool, with average temperatures around freezing. The spring and autumn months are mild and pleasant.

Berlin is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET), which corresponds to UTC +1. During summertime, the clock is advanced by one hour.

The main voltage in Berlin is 230 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz. The sockets correspond to the European standard with two-pin round plugs. Adapters can be borrowed from the hotel.

Emergency Number Fire Brigade & Rescue Service: 112, Police: 110
Tourist Information Berlin: +49 30 250025
Airport BER: +49 30 6091 6091 0
Deutsche Bahn (timetables and information): +49 30 2970

The official currency in Berlin and Germany is the Euro (EUR). Banks, exchange offices and ATMs are widely available in the city. We will also be happy to change your foreign currency at reception.

Credit cards, such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, are accepted in most restaurants, shops and tourist establishments. However, it is advisable to carry cash as well because card payments are not accepted everywhere.

The national German public holidays apply in Berlin. These include New Year’s Day (1 January), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (1 May), German Unity Day (3 October), Christmas (25 and 26 December) and regional holidays (International Women's Day on 8 March and Ascension Day).

Shops in Berlin are usually open from Monday to Saturday. Exact opening hours may vary, but many shops are open from 9:00 or 10:00 until 18:00 or 20:00. Supermarkets often have longer opening hours; some are even open 24 hours. Most shops are closed on Sundays, with the exception of certain tourist areas, large shopping centres and the main railway station.

The official language in Berlin and Germany is German. However, English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, restaurants and shops.

Berlin cuisine offers a variety of culinary delights. Be sure to try the famous currywurst, a bratwurst seasoned with curry sauce and considered a kind of Berlin national dish. Other popular specialities include Döner Kebab, Boulette (meatball), Eisbein (knuckle of pork) with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, and pancakes called ‘Berliner’ in Berlin dialect. The city is also known for its variety of international restaurants, offering a wide range of cuisines from all over the world. "