Information for Berlin

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Arrival and Departure by Public Transport

From Airport Flughafen Tegel to the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek

Take the bus 128 direction U Osloer Str. until the station U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz. Then transfer to subway U6 direction U Alt-Mariendorf until you reach the station U Hallesches Tor. (duration: approx. 35 minutes)

From Airport Flughafen Schönefeld to the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek

Take the S-Bahn S45 direction S Südkreuz Bhf until S Köllnische Heide. Then transfer to the S-Bahn S9 direction S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof until the stop Blücherstraße. (duration: approx. 50 minutes)

Alternative route:

Take the bus X7 direction U Rudow until the station U Rudow. Then tranfer to the subway U7 direction S+U Rathaus Spandau until the station U Mehringdamm. Then transfer again to the subway U6 direction U Alt-Tegel until the station U Hallesches Tor. (duration: approx. 45 minutes)

From Berlin Central Train Station Hauptbahnhof to the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek

Take the bus M41 from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof direction Sonnenallee/Baumschulenstr. until the stop Blücherstraße. (duration: approx. 20 minutes)

From the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek to Airport Flughafen Tegel

Take the subway U6 from Hallesches Tor direction Alt-Tegel until you reach the station U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz. Then transfer to the bus 128 direction Flughafen Tegel (Airport) until last stop. (duration: approx. 35 minutes)

From Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek to Airport Flughafen Schönefeld

Take the subway subway U6 direction U Alt-Mariendorf until you reach the station S+U Tempelhof. Then transfer to the S-Bahn 45 direction S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf until last stop. (duration: approx. 45 minutes)

Alternative route:

Take the bus M41 from Blücherstr. direction Sonnenallee/Baumschulenstr. until you reach the station S Köllnische Heide. Then transfer to the S-Bahn S45 direction S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf until last stop. (duration: approx. 50 minutes)

From Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek to Berlin Central Train Station Hauptbahnhof

Take the bus M41 from Blücherstr. direction S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof until last stop. (duration: approx. 20 minutes)

Please find daily updated information (incl. construction announcements) here.

Important: Do not forget to buy and stamp a ticket for traveling by public transport!

Money and Currency

Payments in Berlin (as in all of Germany) are made in Euros. There are numerous currency exchanges and banks across the city, at train stations and airports where money can be exchanged or withdrawn from cash machines.

  • 1 Euro = 100 Cents
  • Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
  • Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500

Please note: whether you are shopping or in a restaurant, Berliners prefer to pay with cash. Debit cards and credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard) may often also be used, but smaller shops and cafés might only accept cash payments.

Pharmacies

In Berlin you will get prescription drugs only in licensed pharmacies in order to prevent any drug misuse. There is always a pharmacy close by.

Important: For services during the night and on Sundays, emergency service pharmacies are allowed to operate between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am, on Sundays and public holidays until 6:00 am and from 2:00 pm; there is an additional charge of 2.50 EUR including VAT for your purchase.

Current plan of emergency pharmacies.

The Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB)

The Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin is the largest public library in Germany. Two non-ajacent buildings (Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek and Berliner Stadtbibliothek) hold approx. 3.4 million media available for users.

The Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek (“American Memorial Library”) or AGB in the city district Kreuzberg houses the humanities and fine arts, fiction, films, music and the art lending library. There is also the children and youth library with a learning center located.

The Berliner Stadtbibliothek (“Berlin City Library”) or BStB in the Mitte district keeps the natural sciences, medicine and economics, as well as the Berlin Senate Library for municipal sciences and law. The Berlin Studies and the Historical Collections of the ZLB offer in their own reading rooms extensive collections on the history and present of Berlin. The Berlin State Library collects all printed matter, data and sound recordings published in Berlin.

The Stiftung Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (“Foundation Central and Regional Library Berlin”) was created in 1995 from a merger of the Berlin City Library on Schlossplatz in the (former) Eastern part of Berlin and the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek on Hallesches Ufer in the Western part. Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin is the best-attended cultural and educational institution in Berlin.

Further information can be found at: www.zlb.de

Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek

Blücherplatz 1

10961 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (30) 90226-0

Berliner Stadtbibliothek

Breite Str. 30-36

10178 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (30) 90226-0

Accommodation in Berlin

Here you will find a list of hotels in Berlin.

Tipps for Berlin (apps, blogs and websites)

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