Berlin, Germany | 16-20 May 2022
 
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Useful Information

Tourist information

Tourist information at Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Berlin Tourist Info

Currency Exchange

The German currency is the Euro. You can change money in most banks and currency exchanges across the city.
Important: Cash payments are usually preferred in small shops and restaurants. Debit cards and major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard) can often be used, but small shops or cafes may only accept cash. Currency exchange in central Berlin:

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
    Reisebank Daily 8.00am–10.00pm
  • Friedrichstraße Station
    Reisebank Mon–Fri 7.30am–8.00pm, Sat–Sun 8.00–8.00pm
  • Zoo Station
    Reisebank Daily 8.00am–9.00pm
  • Alexanderplatz Station
    Euro Change Mon-Sat 8.00am–8.00pm

Business Hours

The new Shop Opening Law allows any shop in Berlin to remain open for business around the clock from Monday to Saturday. In practice, almost all of the shops on the major shopping miles remain open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and on certain days of the week may even stay open longer.

Apart from a few exceptions (at airports and railway stations), all shops are closed on Sundays. A limited range of food can still be bought at petrol stations and kiosks. Berlin’s Spätis are legendary: these late-night shops stay open round the clock to sell drinks for partygoers as well as items of daily use.

Time Zone

In May, Germany operates on CEST/UTC+2.

Electricity

EU standard: 220V 50 Hz – round two-pin plugs.

Weather

In May, the average temperature is around 19 degrees Celsius.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance: 112
  • Police (non-emergency): +49 30 4664 4664