Getting Around in Berlin
Getting Around Berlin By Bike
Berlin is one of the few cities worldwide that have extensive bicycle lane networks – hundreds of kilometers of well-kept pathways entirely dedicated to bicycle users.Bicycles are truly respected in Berlin, and you are even be allowed to enter the city’s underground trains with your bike!
Take note though, that if you decide to take your bike with you underground, you will have to buy a ticket for it, too. There are a number of companies that offer conveniently programmed bike hire services, one of which is the Mietredmitte at Linienstrasse 58, 10119 Berlin. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://www.mietradmitte.de/ for more information on services and tariffs.
Another option is Radkom am Kurfuestendamm – on Rankestrasse 3 Berlin. You can call Radkom am Kurfuestendamm at 030 61625635 or visit its websitewww.radkom.de for more information on services and tariffs.
Getting Around Berlin By Train
You could also choose to get around Berlin by train. The city’s trains are neat and clean and relatively punctual, a clear contrast to what many cities around the world have to offer. The city’s trains are managed by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, which is also in charge of the Berlin Underground system.
Tickets are sold at rather reasonable prices and the beauty of Berlin’s transport system lies in its integration, given that the whole transport system is managed by the same company (the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), therefore allowing a ticket bought for use on the train on the city’s public ferries and buses, as well.
Berlin is also connected to much of the rest of Europe by rail, allowing you to save considerable sums of money on airfare.
Getting Around Berlin By Water
If you decide to get around Berlin by water, you will get an opportunity to utilize the city’s extensive waterways, which are well served by ferries that are managed by the city’s public transport system – the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe.
This means that, as mentioned, the ticket you use to ride the city’s buses and trains can also be used to ride the ferries covering the waterways. Berlin has 6 public ferry lines and three of them (F10, F11 and F12) run throughout the year. F10 operates between Wansee Urban Rail station and Alt Kladow. F11 runs between Oberschoneweide and Baumschulenstrasse. F12 shuttles between Grunau and Wendenscholoss.
The other three – F21, F23 and F24 – are seasonal. Of course, to explore Berlin’s waterways, you don’t have to rely on public means. There are a number of boat services for hire whose services you might consider using. These include:
MS Schiffskontor – located on Am Speicher 7, D-10245 Berlin. You can call them at 030 6162 9387 or email:email@example.com for more information. MS Schiffskontor’s website is www.schiffskontor.de.
Exclusiv Yacht-charter & Schiffahrts – This is a good choice if you want to indulge yourself with a ride on a Yacht while in Berlin. You can call 030 43666836 or visit their website at www.exclusiv-yachtcharter.de for more information.
Sun Yachting Germany Arne Korf & M. Muth – Yet another yacht rental company, located at Waldensersstr. 7, D-10551 Berlin. You can call them at 030 395 70 96 or 172 31 02 333. Visit Sun Yachting’s website athttp://www.syg.de/ for more information on their services.
Getting Around Berlin By Road
You can opt get around Berlin by taxi. Due (most likely) to the city’s well developed public transport system, Berlin taxi fares are not very expensive, and you can ride a kilometer in under a couple of Euro.
You can catch a taxi at most of the city’s train stops and hotels, as well as at many other high-traffic areas. Some taxi companies in Berlin include:
- TVB (Taxi Verband Deutschland) – Call 030 21968755 or visit its website athttp://taxiverband.de for more information on their services and tariffs.
- Charlottenburger Taxi – Call 030 3137192 or visit its website www.charlotte-bau.de for more information on their offers.
- Rainbow Taxi – Call 030 291 5695 or visitwww.rainbow-taxi.defor more information on what they have to offer.
- Quality Taxi Vermittlungs Gmbh – Call 030 26300100 or visit www.taxi263000.de for more information on their services.
You can also opt to hire a car to get around Berlin. Click Here to book online for car rental.