There are many advises you will get before going to Berlin and one of them is to get the Berlin WelcomeCard. Depending on which pass you choose, you can get…
There are many advises you will get before going to Berlin and one of them is to get the Berlin WelcomeCard. Depending on which pass you choose, you can get unlimited rides on the public transportation during 48h, 72h or five days or you can also buy a Berlin-Potsdam combination pass.
Besides the free transportation, the pass also includes some great insider tips and reductions for up to 50% off many sightseeing tours and attractions.
In this post I’ll review the 72h pass that I’ve used during my recent trip to Berlin but before that here’s the full offer;
|Berlin WelcomeCard Tickets||Berlin||Berlin + Potsdam|
|48 h||19,50 EUR||21,50 EUR|
|72 h||26,70 EUR||28,70 EUR|
|72 h + Museum Island||40,50 EUR||42,50 EUR|
|5 days||34,50 EUR||39,50 EUR|
How to use the BerlinWelcome Card?
To be able to use it for the free public transportation you need to validate the pass by stamping it at the yellow or red boxes on the platforms, in buses or trams or simply show the guide before buying admission tickets.
You’ll also get the guide which includes several suggested itineraries and that’s particularly helpful for the first time visitors.
Is Berlin WelcomeCard worth buying?
A day ticket for the public transportation costs 6.90 euros which means you’d spend 20.7 EUR for 72h and the price of the card is 26,7 EUR. However, if you are a first time visitor to Berlin, you will surely visit some of the attractions that are listed in the guide which in overall will save you money. The card is also useful when shopping for souvenirs as it also offers significant discounts. Of course not everyone will be interested in majority of available deals but the pass may save you a little money or a great deal of it, especially if you are interested in culture and you plan to visit museums or theaters. The only exception are tourists who prefer to discover the city by bike. If that’s the case and you plan to visit many museums better alternative is Berlin Museum Pass.
As previously mentioned the card offers many discounts for sightseeing tours, theaters, restaurants and more. Here I’ll list the most interesting ones. If you want to see the full list head to the official website.
25% off each
Berlin City Circle Sightseeing
Comedy Tour Berlin
TrabiWorld mit Trabi-Safari
25% off each tour
To mention some:
Insider Tour Berlin
Mike’s SightRunning Berlin
25% off each tour
Berlin on bike
Fat Tire Bike Tours
Reederei Bruno Winkler – 25% off
Stern und Kreisschiffahrt – 25%
Berlin Dungeon – 30%
Legoland – 30%
Olympiastadion Berlin – 28%
The Berlin TV Tower – 25%
DDR Museum – 25%
Berlinische Galerie – 37,5%
Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin – 25%
Anne Frank Zentrum – 25%
Schwules Museum – 34%
Have any other tips to share? Feel free to comment below.