Berlin Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Key information about Berlin

Population

3,400,000

Country
Germany
Money
Currency
EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 0.85 EUR
ATM fees

Major banks donโ€™t charge fees, private ATMs charge up to 5 EUR

Credit cards

Accepted in some places but cash often preferred

Tipping

Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services

Airport
Main airport

Berlin Tegel (TXL)

Airport to city center

Local bus (~ 2.80 EUR), Taxi (~32 EUR), Uber (~28 EUR)

Other options

Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) - budget airlines and charter flights

Transportation
Taxi apps

Mytaxi, Uber

Public transportation

Metro: 2.80 EUR - 3.40 EUR per ride
Bus: 2.80 EUR - 3.40 EUR per ride

Getting around

VBB-Umweltkarte unlimited monthly ticket costs 84 EUR, purchase at ticket machines or S-Bahn customer centers

SIM card
Best options

Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone

Expected cost

19.99 EUR for 5GB of data valid for 1 month

How to buy

Convenience stores, phone shops and official network shops. 15 minutes needed to set up. Bring passport and local address.

Language
Official language(s)

German

Level of English

Very high

Food
Tap water

Drinkable

Overall cuisine

Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread

Local food specialities

Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels

Eat like a local

Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops

Vegetarian / vegan options

844 listings on Happy Cow

Food delivery apps

Lieferando.de

Supermarkets

Rewe: Good quality, carry their own discounted brand, online ordering available
Aldi and Lidl: Discount chains, decent quality, sell their own brands, cheaper prices
Edeka: Modern, high quality, international products, many bio products
Penny: Decent quality, lower prices, big brands, many locations, small in size
Bio Company: Excellent quality, higher prices, bio products, big selection
Local markets: Several around the city, good prices and selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dessert