City Guide


Located at the heart of Europe, Berlin is one of the most multifaceted cities in Europe. It features top-notch European universities and research facilites and a cultural landscape full of art treasures and international collections. Excellent public transport and a vibrant nightlife make Berlin one of the top spots to be.

This short city guide contains our selected recommendations for EuroPython visitors and their partners.

Featured Event:
International Street Theater Festival

“Berlin is laughing”: Acrobatics, clowns, miracles, fire & magic. On Alexanderplatz, right in front of the BCC.

Science & Technology

Museum for Natural History

Dinosaurs, evolution and the solar system.

  • Tue-Fri: 9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Sat-Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Mon closed

  • Regular Price: 5 €

  • Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin

  • Stations: Naturkundemuseum (U6), Nordbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Tram (M6, M8)


Museum of Technology

Original trains, cars, ships, planes and, of course, computers.

  • Tue-Fri: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m., Sat-Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

  • Regular price: 6 €

  • Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

  • Stations: Anhalter Bahnhof (S1, S2), Möckernbrücke (U1, U7), Gleisdreieck (U2)


Museum of Communication

The past and future of communication

  • Tue: 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m., Wed-Fri: 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Sat-Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Mon closed

  • Regular price: 4 €

  • Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin

  • Station: Stadtmitte (U2, U6)


Computer Games Museum

Sixty years of the history of computer games. Over 300 exhibits from rare originals to playable classics.

  • Wed – Mon: 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m., Tue closed

  • Regular price: 8 €

  • Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain

  • Stations: Weberwiese (U5), Ostbahnhof


Art & Architecture

Museum for Film and Television

The permanent exhibition presents over 100 years of German film and 50 years of German TV history.

  • Tue – Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Mon closed

  • Regular price: 7 €

  • Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin-Mitte

  • Station: Potsdamer Platz (U2, S1, S2, S26)


Jewish Museum

In Daniel Libeskind's impressive museum building presenting German Jewish history from the middle ages to today.

Bauhaus Archive

  • The most complete collection on the most important school of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century.

  • Wed - Mon 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Tue closed

  • Regular price: 7 € 7

  • Klingelhöferstraße 14, 10785 Berlin

  • Station: Nollendorfplatz (U1, U2, U3)



Exclusive tours through the art scene.


TV Tower

The huge tower near the BCC. In half an hour the Restaurant "Sphere" will make one turn about its own axis.

  • Daily 9.00 a.m. to midnight

  • Regular price: 13 €, children up to 16 years 8.50

  • Station: Alexanderplatz (S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8), Tram (M4, M5, M6)


Berlin Wall

Open-air museum with one of the last remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.

  • Free admission 24/7

  • Stations: Bernauer Strasse (U8), Nordbahnhof (S1, S2, S25)

Berlin Underground

Guided tours through tunnels, bunkers and other subterranean architecture

Abandoned Berlin

Places to visit on your own risk.

Guided Tours

Berlin WelcomeCard

The Berlin WelcomeCard provides discounts between 25 and 50% at more than 160 partners. Details and orders at:

Museum Pass Berlin

The 3-day Berlin Museum Pass gives free admission to many of the big museums . €24,00 (reduced €12). Details and orders at:

Rainy Days with Kids

Aquarium / Zoo

Fishes, reptiles, amphibians and insects. The zoo next door has mammals up to the size of elephants.

Play Cafés

Indoor playgrounds for small kids with coffee places.


Das Spielzimmer


Indoor Minigolf

Reservations recommended

Board Game Café

Huge repository of board games to play in the place for a small fee.

  • Mon, Fri, Sat: 4.00 p.m. - 0.00 a.m., Tue, Thu: 7.00 p.m. - 0.00 a.m., Wed, Sun closed

  • Kopernikusstraße 24, 10245 Berlin

  • Station: Frankfurter Tor (U5), Warschauer Strasse (U1, S5, S7, S9)


Legoland Discovery Centre

Small Underground Lego Park. May be quite crowded. Online tickets are considerably cheaper.

  • Daily 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

  • Regular price: 18.50 €, online 11.50 €

  • Potsdamer Platz, entry from below the Sony Center

  • Station: Potsdamer Platz (U2, S1, S2, S25)



Sage Club (Rock)

Köpenicker Strasse 76

Station: Heinrich-Heine-Strasse (U8)

Klärchens Ballhaus (Ballroom)

Auguststrasse 24

Station: Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25)

Club der Visionäre (House)

Am Flutgraben 1

Station: Treptower Park (Ring)

Sky Club (Pop/House/Electro)

Alexanderstrasse 7

Station: Alexanderplatz

Asphalt (Electro/House)

Mohrenstrasse 30

Station: Stadtmitte (U2, U6)

Grüner Salon (Salsa)

Rosa-Luxemburg Platz (in the Volksbühne)

Station: Rosa-Luxemburg Platz (U2)

Fritz Club (Hip Hop/Independent)

Strasse der Pariser Kommune 8

Station: Ostbahnhof (S5, S7, S9, S75)

Mein Haus am See (misc)

Torstrasse 125

Station: Rosenthaler Platz (U8)


Please take not of opening hours and dress code.


Conditions of entry

  • Compulsory vaccinations: none

  • Recommended vaccinations: tetanus, diphtheria

  • Nationals of other EU member states: no visa

  • Nationals of non-­EU member states: visa usually required

  • Customs & currency: please find details at

  • Compulsory currency exchange: none


Germany is on Central European Time (CET) and is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Summer Time is in force from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

Low Emission Zone

The inner city of Berlin is a designated LEZ (low emission zone). The LEZ covers the entire city area within the S-­Bahn (city railway) ring. Vehicles entering the LEZ have to meet set pollutant levels and display a LEZ emission sticker.

Tax­free Shopping

Value added Tax is currently 19% in Germany. Travellers who live outside the European Union can obtain a refund on value added tax for goods bought in Germany.


Tips are officially included in all prices - but it's standard practice to add a tip if you were happy with the service provided.

  • Taxi: 10%

  • Restaurant: 10-15%

  • Chambermaid: 2-3 €

  • Hairdresser: 10%


230V - remember to pack adapters and only bring electrical equipment with a voltage change facility!

How to be German in 25 Easy Steps

Sources: Meeting Guide