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Background of this wiki

This Wiki is independent from Couchsurfing. It is related to all (formerly) uncommercial traveller websites; all these websites have a strong focus on the community between the members and aim to make real life meetings between persons that got to know in virtual reality. Global Freeloaders, Hospitality Club, Couchsurfing, BeWelcome. The Couchwiki is also connected to hitch-hiking Hitchbase and HitchWiki. The Wiki inside Couchsurfing is disabled, but other Wikis are still working Hospitality Club, BeWelcome.

General information

Berlin is the capital of Germany. Berlin has a population of around 3,5 million people. It is estimated that annually 100 million people visit Berlin, of which roughly 10 million stay in a hotel, hostel, guesthouse, etc. Tourism is one of the pillars of the economy of the city.

Berlin has a relatively high unemployment rate. Around 12% of the people in Berlin is officially unemployed and almost 19% of the Berliner lives on social security benefits.

Berlin's Couch Situation

To find the right host for you, please look on Couchsurfing or BeWelcome

Berlin is a major Couchsurfing and BeWelcome city where there are events happening almost every day. Berlin is a favourite city to surf, especially around New Year's Eve and in summer. Since many people try to surf in Berlin, it can be hard to find a host. Make sure you have a filled out profile and a profile picture. Write personal requests. Hosts in Berlin are getting many copy-paste requests, so a personal one could make a difference. It's recommended to write your requests between 3 weeks and 5 days before arrival. Your chances increase if you have some references (from your local community, for example).

If you haven't found any host and still want to surf in Berlin, you can try the Last Minute Couchsearch Group or the Berlin Emergency Host Group in BeWelcome

Stay in Berlin

Berlin Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels cost of €5 to €65 a night, depending on the season, location and type of room.

To find hostels and reviews, try these links:

If you want to stay for a longer period of time, read the information on settling at the bottom of this article.

Getting Around

U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines of the inner city of Berlin, as of February 2013
Public transportation generally goes almost everywhere in whole Berlin. Read more and plan a journey at the BVG Website.

Tickets

Tickets for public transport can be bought at every S- and U-Bahn station from machines, at ticket offices on the main stations. Daily tickets or tickets for short rides can be bought in busses and trams as well. Tickets are valid for all ways of public transport within the chosen area (A, B and C).

Short term tickets

Short trip fare (Kurzstrecke) is valid for either 3 U- or S-Bahn stops, or 6 tram- or busstops. Costs €1,40

Single tickets (Einzelfahrschein) is valid for 2 hours. Officially you can not travel back to the station you started, so it's a one-way ticket. Costs €2,40 (AB), €2,80 (BC) or €3,10 (ABC).

4-Trip-ticket (4-Fahrten-Karte) is the same as 4 single tickets, but slightly cheaper when bought in this way.

Day ticket (Tageskarte) can be used for an entire day, until 3:00am next day. Costs €6,50 (AB), €6,80 (BC) or €7,00 (ABC).

Long term tickets

7-Day-ticket (7-Tage-Karte VBB-Umweltkarte) is valid for an entire week. With this ticket you can travel with an additional adult or 3 children between 8:00pm end 3:00am, on saturdays and sundays and at public holidays. Costs €28,00 (AB), €28,90 (BC) or €34,60 (ABC).

Monthly ticket (Monatskarte VBB-Umweltkarte) is valid for an entire month. With this ticket you can travel with an additional adult or 3 children between 8:00pm end 3:00am, on saturdays and sundays and at public holidays. The ticket is transferable and some people offer their monthly ticket (or the part that's left) on the internet. Costs €77,00 (AB), €78,00 (BC) or €95,00 (ABC).

10am Monthly ticket (10-Uhr-Karte) is a limited version of the monthly ticket. You can not take other people on the same ticket. Furthermore, you're only allowed to travel after 10:00am. Therefore the price is better than the regular monthly ticket: €55,50 (AB), €56,50 (BC) or €68,00 (ABC).

Special tickets

Small group ticket (Kleingruppen-Tageskarte) is a daily ticket for group of up to 5 persons. It pays itself back when traveling with 3 or more persons. Costs €15,50 (AB), €15,80 (BC) and €16,00 (ABC)

Berlin Welcome card 2/3/5 days - Next to travelling, you can use this card to get discounts at touristic attractions, in restaurants and free entrance at some museums (with 3/5-day ticket). Can not be bought at ticket vending machines. Read more

Berlin CityTourCard 2/3/5 days - Next to travelling, this card provides some discount on some touristic attractions. This ticket can also be bought at ticket vending machines. Read more

For more information on tickets and pricing: BVG Tickets

From Airport to City

For the time being, Berlin has 2 major airports, 'Tegel' in the northwest and 'Schönefeld' in the southeast.

S-Bahn

Schönefeld Airport is directly connected with S-Bahn. Line S9 connects the airport with the eastern and northern part of the city. Line S45 connects the airport with the southern part of the inner-city. Both lines pass stations located on the S-Bahn circular railway (Ringbahn), which makes it easy to travel to other parts of the city, changing trains just once.

Bus

Tegel Airport is accessible by bus. There are 2 shuttle buses: X9 between Tegel and 'S+U Zoologischer Garten' (western Berlin); TXL between Tegel and 'S+U Alexanderplatz' (eastern Berlin). There are also 2 normal bus lines: 128 in the direction of 'U Osloer Straße' and 109 in the direction of 'S+U Zoologischer Garten'.

Taxi

Expected price for a taxi-ride from/to the airport is between €20,00 and €35,00.

Underground/ U-Bahn

The subway/underground in Berlin is called the U-Bahn. The U-Bahn is efficient and reliable and it covers the major areas of the city.

Most U-Bahn trains drive frequent, every 5 or 10 minutes. In the late evening and night the frequency can be reduced to one train every 15 or 20 minutes. Except for Friday- and Saturday night, the U-Bahn stops working after approximately 1:00h. All lines are then replaced by night buses, which drive every 30 minutes and follow the same route as the U-Bahn (some minor exceptions).

Buses

Buses normally drive in the 'gaps' of the U- and S-Bahn net. Most people only take buses if they have to go to area's that are on the outskirts of town. The exceptions are bus lines 100 and 200. These bus lines are well known for the touristic route they are following. It crosses several points of interest, and therefore used by many tourists as a cheap alternative for the sightseeing buses.

Tram (Straßenbahn/Metro)

The tram in Berlin is called Straßenbahn (street train), or sometimes Metro. The tram network especially is big in the eastern part of town. The trams drive in the 'gaps' of the U- and S-Bahn net, while crossing many of their stations on the way.

Taxi

There are fixed prices for taxi's in Berlin. There's no difference between day- and night prices. The prices are calculated as follows:

  • Basic price: €3,20
  • Per kilometre (first 7): €1,65
  • Per kilometre (after 7): €1,28

You'll pay additional if:

  • you're travelling more than 4 persons: €1,50 per extra person
  • the taxi has to wait for you: €25,00 per hour
  • you have big luggage: €1,00
  • you are paying with credit card: €1,50
  • you are coming from Tegel Airport: €0,50

The common taxi companies:

Bicycle

If you're lucky, you can borrow a bike for free through BikeSurfBerlin and BikeSurfBerlin Group in Bewelcome. Otherwise there's a list of all known bike-renting places, sorted alphabetically or by district

Important information on transportation

  • Some of the tickets has to be validated before use. If you forget, the fine is 40 Euro.
  • Except for friday and saturdaynight, all S-Bahn trains stop driving after approximately 1 o'clock
  • Except for friday and saturdaynight, all U-Bahn trains are replaced by night buses (U1->N1; U2->N2; etc.)
  • At some stations, people are selling tickets. Although they don't all look that bonafide, they resell tickets other people used. They should be still valid. If you are planning to buy those tickets, check if they are still valid. Also, it's officially forbidden to resell tickets, so you might be involved in a small crime by doing it.

Nightlife, Dining and Entertainment

Main Nightlife Areas

The main nightlife areas of Berlin are:

  • Warschauer Straße and Simon Dach Straße - pubs and clubs
  • Oranienburger Tor/Oranienburger Straße - pubs and restuarants
  • Kreuzberg around U1.pngKottbusser Tor, U1.pngGörlitzer Bahnhof and U1.pngSchlesisches Tor - pubs, restaurants, music stages
  • Schönhauser Allee and direct surrounding - pubs, restaurants, clubs

Magazines and Event listings

The following websites can help bring you up to speed on the local club scene, nightlife, concerts, festivals and shows:

Bars

Some favourite local haunts include:

Breweries and Beer

Breweries

  • Eschenbräu Craft brewery with 3 differnt beers on tap. Usually one is seasonal. They also distill their own Schnaps and Whiskey. You can bring your own food. Nice beergarden in summer
  • Lemke Hackescher Markt A bit touristy place. Decent German food. Good beer. Not the cheapest. There are three "Lemkes" all over the city.
  • Schoppe Bräu/Brauhaus Südstern Big and with a nice beer garden. They claim to have the strongest beer in Berlin.
  • Vagabund Brauerei Small brewery run by 3 Americans, mostly American style craft brews and bottled beers.
  • Heidepeters Stand in the Markthalle9 in Kreuzberg, very good, very special beers on tap.
  • Hops&Barley Located in the a cool party area in Friedrichshain.
Beershops
Of course you can get beer at every Späti, but there some nice litte shops in the city where you can get the quality stuff....
  • Hopfen und Malz Huge Selection of beers. Mostly from Frankonia. But also American IPAs or Belgian brews.
  • Weiss Blau Bavarian Beers and specalities.
  • Ambrosetti Huge verty of beers.
  • Berlin Beer Shop Mostly IPA and Belgium beers but also A LOT of good wine.
  • Absinth Depoth Some Bavarian beers and the BEST collection of Absinth in Berlin.

Beergardens A selection of some more central located beergardens:

  • Prater Garten - The oldest 'Biergarten' of Berlin, located in Prenzlauer Berg
  • Schoenbrunn in Friedrichshain
  • Bierhof Rüdersdorf - in Friedrichshain, next to Berghain
  • Burg am See - in Kreuzberg
  • Brachvogel - in Kreuzberg
  • Cafe am neuen See - in Charlottenburg, next to Tiergarten
  • Der Schleusenkrug - in Charlottenburg, also close to Tiergarten

Clubs

Berlin is well known for its clubs. There are numerous of them, with a wide range of music style, atmosphere and exclusivity. Some of the most famous ones:

  • Berghain - on the border of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, hence the name. Known for rejecting people, long waiting cues and crazy parties.
  • Cassiopaia
  • Kater Holzig
  • Yaam
  • White Trash
  • Matrix
  • Watergate

You can find many, many more clubs.

Restaurants

There are hundreds of restaurants in Berlin. In most districts you'll find typical restaurants with foreign food, mostly Turkish, Asian and Arabic. Meals that are often consumed are Döner and Falafel. Both meals cost between €2,00 and €4,00 depending on district and quality.

On several places you can find the typical Berlin Currywurst (curry sausage)

Restaurants in Berlin

Seasonal events

The following events are reoccurring every year. They are listed chronologically:

Berlinale

In the first weeks of February, every movie loving person in the world is looking at Berlin. During the Berlinale, movies are awarded, celebrities are visiting the city and all cinemas in the city are showing quality movies. Official website of the Berlinale.

Karneval der Kulturen

During the weekend of Ascension Day (end of May, beginning of June), the city explodes and everyone can be found on the streets to celebrate the carnival of cultures. Main event is the parade where different cultural groups perform, show dances or make music. Around it, everyone enjoys the spring weather and party until morning. Official website of Karnaval der Kulturen.

Fête de la Musique

The worldwide international music day, initiated by the French minister of culture in 1981 and since 1995 a yearly day where music is celebrated. Concerts all over town. Official website of Fête de la Musique.

Sports, Activities and the Great Outdoors

Parks

Berlin is said to be the greenest capital of Europe. There are many big parks, and many more small green areas. All parks have their own charms and every season they look different. In spring and summer, when the temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius or more, you will see many people visiting parks to walk, run, cycle, play outdoor games and most of all sunbathing with a beer!

Lakes

In and around Berlin one can find many lakes. In most of them you could swim at your own risk, but it may not always be allowed.

  • Wannsee (South West)
  • Tegeler See (North West)
  • Weißensee (North East)
  • Müggelsee (South East)

Outdoor sports

Tempelhofer Feld is a great place to practice outdoor sports like kiting, rollerskating, biking or running. The former airport is the biggest open flat area of Berlin, located centrally, and provided with good asphalt roads through and around the field.

Climbing

Other sports

Ping pong map - hundreds of locations to play ping pong, both indoors and outdoors.

Learning German

There are lots of language exchange options available in Berlin from one on one meetups to clubs that meet regularly in person to social networks available online at your convenience. Here are some of your options:

Free online courses

For one on one / tandem

Groups that meet regularly

Gaudy Exchange
St. Gaudy Cafe weekly language exchange

Language exchange social networks

  • Live Mocha - community of language learners that help each other

Sightseeing

Berlin is extremely easy to get around by public transport. You can easily visit several locations on one day.

Typical touristic attractions

Brandenburger Tor on German euro-coins

Brandenburger Tor

The Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburger gate) is one of the most famous buildings of both Berlin and Germany. It has been build as a city gate, but is now known as a symbol of the reunion of Germany.

Reichstagsgebäude

The Reichstag building is the former and present building for the German parliament. The burning of the building in 1933 was the direct cause of Hitler taking over all power. The building was not in use as a parliament between 1933 and 1999.

Fernsehturm (TV-tower)

Fernsehturm

The 368 metres high TV-tower near Alexanderplatz that can be seen everywhere in the city. You can go up in the tower and look back at the city. Entrance fee is €12 for adults. There is a possibility to have diner in the rotating restaurant, but you have to make reservations. For more info, visit [1].

Museuminsel

Island in the city center with many museums, mostly classical and historical art and artifacts.

Eastside Gallery

1,5 kilometre long gallery of painted pieces of the Berlin Wall.

Checkpoint Charlie

The famous checkpoint where diplomats could cross the border with the DDR.

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

History of the Berlin Wall, with a real life simulation of the Berlin Wall and a watchtower.

Gendarmenmarkt

Square with 2 symmetrical churches (French and German) facing each other.

Berliner Dom

Protestant cathedral

Nikolaiviertel

Origin of Berlin. Lots of old buildings, including the Nikolai-church, mixed with renovated buildings and typical DDR/communistic architecture.

Siegessäule

Victory column, built after the victories in the wars against Denmark, Austria and France in the late 19th century.

Less touristic attractions

Sowjetisches Ehrenmal

Huge and impressive memorial for the Soviet soldiers that died during World War II. Year round impressive, but extra special are the 23rd of February (day of the Red Army), 9th of May (Capitulation of Germany) and in autumn when the trees around the memorial turn red.

Tempelhof

Huge former airfield. Built in the 1920's, extended by Nazi-Germany and used to provide West-Berlin during the Cold War. The airport closed in 2008 and was opened as a park in 2010. Over the last years, people started to fill parts of the area with small gardens.

Teufelsberg

In south-western Berlin you can find an old American listening station, built upon a man made 'mountain' out of rubbish from World War II. From the station, there's a great view over the city and the dome/ball on top of the station provides a great acoustic. Since 2012, all holes in the fences are repaired and a security guy asks €7 as an entree fee. In the weekends a guided tour is possible for €15.

Waterfall in Viktoriapark

Eisfabrik

Pfaueninsel

Spreepark

Abandoned theme park in Plänterwald. Main attractions are a big ferry wheel, decorative dinosaurs and a roller coaster. Please note that entering the park is officially not allowed.

Olympic Stadium

Built in the 30's under Nazi-regime, it hosted the famous Olympic Summer Games of 1936 and was subject of Leni Riefenstahl's movie 'Olympia'. You can either walk around it, or get a guided tour. If you are more interested, a visit to the Olympic Village could be a nice addition.

Berliner Unterwelten

Visit an underground peoples bunker or the anti-aircraft towers in Volkspark Humboldthain. Tours organized by Berliner Unterwelten e.V.. Entrance at U-bahnhof Gesundbrunnen. The plateau of the 'Flakturmen' with a nice view of northern Berlin can be accessed for free via the park (also accessible for wheelchairs).

Museums

If you're planning to visit many museums during your stay in Berlin, you might want to buy the Museum pass. It costs €19, can be bought at any participating museum and is valid for 3 days.

If you want to see both city and museums, and you're not sure how many museums you'll be visiting, you might be interested in the Berlin Welcome Card which gives you discount on museums and free use of public transport.

Religious buildings

Flea markets and other famous markets

Berlin is well known for its flea markets. There are several weekly flea markets. The most famous ones:

Mauerpark
The most famous flea market of Berlin, close to U2.pngEberswalderstraße. Has a lot of 2nd hand stalls, mixed with creative people that make jewelry, paintings, photos/cards, wallets and other stuff themselves. When the weather is right, there's a huge karaoke in the park next to the flea market. Can be very crowded, especially in spring and summer.

  • Website
  • Bernauer Straße 63
  • Sunday 7:00-17:00h

Boxhagener Platz
Easy to oversee, since all stands are built around the Boxhagener square. You can take a rest on the square itself, or make a round in approximately an hour. Especially known for its records, books and posters. Other stands sell furniture and objects, but not so many clothes.

  • Boxhagener Platz 1
  • Sunday 10:00-18:00h

Schöneberg

Arkonaplatz

Straße des 17. Juni

Ostbahnhof

OBI Neukölln

Travelling from Berlin

Apart from the 2 airports, several (international) trains and busses arrive at and leave from Berlin.

Trains

Most international trains arrive at and depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main railway station).

  • to the Netherlands (Berlin-Schiphol)
  • to Poland (Berlin-Warsaw/Gdansk/Wrocław Główny)
  • to Switzerland (Berlin-Basel)
  • to Denmark (Berlin-Copenhagen/Arhus)
  • to the Czech Republic (Berlin-Prague)

To find the best connections, or for booking tickets, you can check out the website of the [German Railway]. Booking tickets on forehand can make a huge difference in price.

(inter)regional trains depart from every major station, such as Alexanderplatz, Ostbahnhof, Spandau and Sudkreuz. There's a difference between regional trains (RB (Regionalbahn) andRE (Regionalexpress)) and inter-regional trains (IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express)). The IC's and ICE's drive much faster and over a long distance, mostly to other big cities in Germany. The RB and RE only drive short distances and stop at many smaller stations on the way.

Buses

Berlin has 2 major bus stops for international and inter-regional bus lines: ZOB in western Berlin (near S-Bahn Messe Nord/ICC and U2.png; Ostbahnhof Bus Station in the eastern side of the city, next to S-Bahn Ostbahnhof.

International Buses

Some major bus lines that will bring you abroad are:

Inter-regional buses

Car

Car sharing

It's easy to find car sharing online. Cars travel from every city to every city. You can find rides or travellers at Mitfahrgelegenheit.de or Mitfahrzentrale.de. There's a great, cheaper alternative to Mitfahrgelegenheit: BLAH BLAH CAR and on CouchSurfing Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Hitchhiking

Naturally, Hitchwiki has the best and most up-to-date resources about thumbing your way out of Berlin. The old fashioned and not-updated any more Hitchbase might be an alternative in some cases.

Settling in Berlin

If you are planning to stay in Berlin for a longer time, the main concerns will be housing, visa (if necessary), work, health insurance and the necessary bureaucracy. Please note that all information written here are rough guidelines and tips and might be outdated or incomplete. Be aware that you might get trapped in a vicious circle: to register yourself in Berlin you need an address, to find housing you need work and for work you need to be registered.

Housing

Some websites that can be used if you're looking for flat-share(WG)/renting a flat in Berlin:

Buying used items

Berlin is a hot spot for exchanging/selling/buying used items. You can find many things for sale or even for free:

VISA

General information on getting a visa for Germany can be found here

VISA Office

Ausländerbehörde (ABH) MAP

Schedule an appointment ahead of time. The waiting times are not that bad, but it's always best to have an appointment.
They really don't speak English consistently so just be prepared. Bring someone with you if at all possible. Have everything you need when you go. They don't answer emails for nearly 1 month so don't bother there. You can call and ask questions, but have someone call for you who speaks German and then you might get answers.

Freelance VISA and Artist VISA

(This is written from a US citizen. Different rules may apply to you, although they may be similar). These are 2 different things. I obtained my Artist's visa while I was waiting for my Freelance visa to be approved (this will take 6-10 weeks). The Artist's visa does not allow you to work. The Freelance one does (you can list more than one profession on this visa).

List of things that you need

  • Completed Form (http://www.berlin.de/formularserver/formular.php?72301)
  • Letter stating your intentions, how you plan to support yourself, everthing you can think of
  • CV
  • Passport Copy
  • 2 Biometric Photo (not smiling... these can be done in the bottom level of the office... leave an extra 10 minutes for this).
  • Bank Statement (proving that you can support yourself without working)
  • All Certificates
  • All Diplomas
  • All Transcripts
  • Health Insurance (GERMAN) Proof and all documents
  • German Address Registration (do NOT show up without this. You will be turned away. You must register your address)
  • References
  • €50 in cash (sometimes this is more)
  • Artist portfolio (this must be hard copies of your work)
  • Letter from 2 prospective employers (I fought this, but it's technically required and you should have it)

Registering in Germany/Berlin - Bürgeramt

Registering your address Fill out page 3 of this form and then go to register.
You must register your address within 2 weeks of coming to Germany and before you can do anything really.
You need to either have a rental agreement or have the main renter to sign the paper or write a letter for you.
A list of all the places you can go to register. You don't need to register in your own district.

Health insurance

In Germany you need to have a health insurance by law. It can be very expensive. The easiest way to become insured is to have a job. If you're an employee, the insurance is withhold from your loan (15,5%) automatically, and you can enter the 'Gesetzliche Krankenkasse' (insurance by law), where a broad variety of treatments is covered. If you earn more than €52.200 a year, or you are not an employee, you'd have to sign up for a private health insurance, which have a fixed price per month (starting at €130).

A list with 'Gesetzliche' insurances.

Some private health insurances can be found at:

Note that you need to go to an agency office to sign up. You would probably also need to be checked by a doctor before the insurance company will take you in.

If you want to apply to KSK (you must be an artist legally here, they will help you with the price of your insurance, but there are a lot of rules you must follow), you can contact this woman: Ilka Lacherbauer Medien und Künstler Beratung Ltd. Tucholskystr. 35 10117 Berlin - Mitte Fon.: +49 30 - 75 00 86 00 e-mail: info@bmkb.de or lacherbauer@bmkb.de

SIM Cards

(this information was gathered from forums)

  • http://www.callmobile.de/
  • http://www.fonic.de
  • http://www.blau.de
  • You can get great deals on SIM's at any Saturn store. They have T-Mobile SIM cards for only 5 euro and they come with 10 euro worth of call minutes for free.
  • some Turkish phone shops, they sell Vodafone cards with credit for half-price (usually a card with 10 EUR credit for about 6 EUR, and one with 1 EUR credit for 60 cents), and what's best these are pre-activated and work right away, no need to fill out any stupid forms online.
  • new SIM. For instance if you take an O2 one for 28.50E, you get 21E credit plus two months of freecalls to O2 (has a good subscrirption in Germany) numbers and to any landline. I think it is a great offer but something that you cannot renew; just comes with the new number.
  • Aldi or Penny (yes, the discount stores) have easy prepaid cards for 15euro or something with the same amount of credit on it so you basically pay nothing for it. I don't know if they offer data as well, but the Aldi card uses ePlus networks so you can also charge your credit with ePlus prepaid cards if there is no Aldi around to buy new credit. adli 300mb 300 minutes = less 10 euro ;)


Bank account

At some point you would probably need a German bank account. You would need to find the bank of your choice, apply, and identify yourself at a post office (unless you open an account in a bank physically). Choosing your bank is not the easiest thing, since there are many banks to choose from. Criteria can be:

  • Monthly fee
  • Interest
  • Costs of credit card
  • Physical/online bank
  • ATM-fee (sometimes you have to pay an extra fee if you use another bank's ATM)
  • Welcoming bonus
  • Ethics of the bank

There's a wikipedia page listing the banks in Germany. To compare banks, visit this and this site. If you're looking for more ethical (social-ecological) banks, check this German blog.

Luggage Storage

Train stations Berlin Hbf, Alexanderplatz, Ostbahnhof, Friedrichstraße, Potsdamer Platz, Gesundbrunnen, Zoologischer Garten, Südkreuz, Spandau

Other Central Bus Staion ZOB, Tegel Airport, Schönefeld Airport,

Cost of living

In Berlin you have many choices on how to spend your money. Berlin is a relatively cheap city, although the prices raised over the years.

Below is a list of estimations of prices. The prices can differ a lot, depending on district, location, season, etc.

Renting a room: €150-€600 per month
Renting apartment: €200-€1000 per month

Restaurant: €2 - €15 for a main dish
Beer: €0,70 - €4,00 for 0,5 liter

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