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    Getting around Berlin low cost: WelcomeCard

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    Ideal for visiting everything Berlin without spending a fortune on transportation is buying the Berlin Welcome Card. The WelcomeCard is divided into 2, 3, 4 and 5 days, according to your needs.

    This card consists of a combined ticket between the public transport network and a guide with discount offers at over 200 travel partners and attractions. The Berlin Welcome Card does travel for free children up to 6 years. Adults pay a ticket based on the days they stay in Berlin, dog, pram and luggage do not pay for tickets while bicycles have to pay for a ticket.



    Available for 48, 72 hours or for 5 days allows you to move for free on local public transport, i.e. S-Bahn (city rail), underground, bus, tram and regional transport trains (except special lines and lines for tourist excursions), within the fare zone Berlin AB (including Berlin Tegel Airport) or in the fare zone ABC, Berlin + Potsdam. Obviously these two solutions, also based on the number of hours and days you want to stay, have a different cost. The ticket becomes valid from the first endorsement, from that moment the count of available hours is also triggered.

    Thanks to the Welcome Card, the Museum Island of Berlin is open once a day for all the days in which the Card has been purchased and is available only by purchasing the Berlin Welcome Card + Museum Pass. You will have the whole Museum Island to visit and over 200 attractions at 50%. The Museum Pass can only be taken by taking the 72-hour Welcome Card (AB or ABC makes no difference).

    With the Welcom Card you will be entitled to discounts on shops, restaurants and guided tours of over 150 exhibitors, to see them all you can consult the official website of Visit Berlin. Some discounts can reach up to 50% of the offer.



    Where can you buy the Berlin Welcome Card? The Welcome Card can be purchased upon your arrival at the airport, at the Berlin Tourist Info information centers, at your hotel, but also online at the official Visit Berlin website and also at the sales points of public transport companies (including automatic ones ).


    Prices:

    For 48h the Berlin WelcomeCard AB costs € 18,50 Berlin Welcome Card ABC € 20,50
    For 72h the Berlin WelcomeCard AB costs € 24,50 Berlin Welcome Card ABC € 26,50
    For 72h the Berlin Welcome Card + Museum Island is € 34,00 Berlin Welcome Card ABC + Museum Island is € 36,00
    For 5 days the Berlin Welcome Card is € 31,50 Berlin Welcome Card ABC is € 36,50


    An important thing, if you arrive and depart from Schönefeld airport you will have to buy the Welcome Card ABC, then AB + Potsdam because the airport is located outside the center of Berlin.

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