Berlin WelcomeCard

On this page you will find all the important information about the Berlin WelcomeCard: What services does the City Card offer and who is it suitable for? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Berlin Welcome Card
  • 180+ discounts for attractions, restaurants & sights
  • Free public transport in Berlin
  • Free travel to Potsdam and the airport on request
  • 3 children up to the age of 14 can travel free of charge
  • Valid for 2 to 6 days
  • Save money in Berlin with this card!

How the Berlin WelcomeCard works

The Berlin WelcomeCard is a mobility ticket and discount card in one and is available in three versions: classic, museum island and all inclusive. The City Card makes travelling much easier. The advantages of the Berlin WelcomeCard include:

  • Free travel on public transport in the city
  • On request, extension of free travel to the surrounding area of Berlin (to Potsdam and the airport)
  • Up to 3 children up to 14 years travel free of charge
  • Discounts of at least 25% at over 180 attractions and sights
  • Berlin WelcomeCard for 72 hours or 6 days also available without public transport (Berlin WelcomeCard Basic)
  • City guide and city map with tour suggestions and insider tips included

You can buy the ticket online and will then receive your ticket by e-mail. You must print this out in A4 format and carry it with you. The mobility ticket is valid for between 1 and 6 days. During this time, you can use the underground, S-Bahn, tram and bus as often as you like. On request, the fare zone can be extended to the surrounding area of Berlin for an additional charge, so that you can also travel to the airport (BER) and Potsdam free of charge.

Who is the Berlin WelcomeCard suitable for?

The Berlin WelcomeCard is suitable for travellers who want to spend several days in Berlin, explore the city by public transport and visit some museums and sights.

This means that the City Card pays for itself quickly if used regularly during its period of validity.

What does the Berlin WelcomeCard cost?

The price of the Berlin WelcomeCard incl. local transport depends on the period of validity and the fare zone required.

48 hours72 hours4 days5 days6 days
Berlin city area26,00 €36,00 €45,00 €49,00 €54,00 €
Berlin + surrounding area31,00 €41,00 €51,00 €53,00 €57,00 €
without public transport (only for 72h and 6 days)10,00 €15,00 €

Up to three children up to the age of 14 can travel free of charge per adult. Children aged 15 and over require their own ticket.

The above prices refer to the Berlin WelcomeCard Classic. The Museum Island and all inclusive variants are also available. These include additional services.

Berlin WelcomeCard + Museum Island

  • all services of the Berlin WelcomeCard
  • free admission to the following museums: Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum and Pergamonmuseum
  • only available for 72 hours
  • Price: from 54,00 €

    Here you can buy Berlin WelcomeCard + Museum Island: Berlin WelcomeCard + Museum Island

Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive

  • all services of Berlin WelcomeCard and Museum Island
  • Free admission to 33+ other sights and attractions
  • free travel on the Hop-on/Hop-off bus
  • Price: from 105,00 €

    Here you can buy Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive: Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive

Discounts with the Berlin WelcomeCard (Classic)

The Berlin WelcomeCard entitles you to numerous discounts throughout Berlin. You can visit popular sights and attractions such as the Berlin TV Tower, the DDR Museum, Madame Tussauds and many other highlights at reduced prices.

The offer includes museums, cultural events, sights, city tours and much more. Some discounts also apply to the city of Potsdam. You can find an overview of all discounts here: Discounts with the Berlin WelcomeCard

Discounts on museums, attractions & experiences

A discount of 25% is granted on most offers. In some cases, the discount is up to 50%. All the discounts listed here are included in the Berlin WelcomeCard Classic package. With the Museum Island and all inclusive variants, additional benefits are also available.

  • Berlin television tower
  • Madame Tussauds Berlin
  • Berlin Zoo
  • SEA Life Berlin
  • German Spy Museum
  • DDR Museum Berlin
  • Schönhausen Castle
  • Friedrichsstadt Palace
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • German Opera Berlin
  • Various restaurants and cafés
  • City tours and Hop-on/Hop-off
  • City tours
  • Boat trips and bike tours
  • Cultural events

Discounts Potsdam

You will also receive a discount on some offers in Potsdam.

  • Filmpark Babelsberg
  • Potsdam water taxi
  • City tours
  • Potsdam Film Museum
  • Belvedere Pfingstberg
  • Sanssouci Palace 
  • Historical mill of Sanssouci 

An overview of all discounts and their amounts can be found on the official Berlin WelcomeCard flyer: Flyer Berlin WelcomeCard

Public transport with the Berlin WelcomeCard

With the Berlin WelcomeCard you have unlimited use of all public transport throughout Berlin. This includes the AB fare zone. You can obtain a corresponding ticket here: Berlin WelcomeCard Zone AB

However, if you also want to be mobile in the surrounding area of Berlin, select the ABC fare zone when purchasing your City Card. Then you can also travel to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and Potsdam free of charge.

Public transport in Berlin
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Any number of children up to the age of 6 can travel free of charge per adult. Between the ages of 6 and 14, a maximum of 3 children per adult can travel free of charge. Persons aged 15 and over require their own ticket.

Depending on the period of validity of your Berlin WelcomeCard, you can use public transport for between 1 and 6 days free of charge.

Is the Berlin WelcomeCard worth it?

Berlin is a very extensive city and has numerous sights and attractions to offer its visitors. With the Berlin WelcomeCard you can visit many of them at a reduced price. You can also use public transport free of charge with the City Card.

As you need a little more time to explore a big city like Berlin, we are comparing our results with the 72-hour Berlin WelcomeCard Classic (Zone AB).

The following table shows how much you can save:

AttractionWithout Berlin WelcomeCardWith Berlin WelcomeCard
Berlin WelcomeCard: 72h36,00 €
Public transport: 3 days28,50 €0,00 €
Berlin television tower22,50 €16,87 €
German espionage museum14,00 €10,50 €
Museum of Natural History11,00 €6,87 €
Madame Tussauds Berlin29,50 €22,00 €
Discover Berlin city tour20,00 €15,00 €
Charlottenburg Palace19,00 €14,25 €
City wall spree by boat24,00 €18,00 €
Total168,50 €139,49 €

In this example, you save almost 30,00 €. The City Card is particularly worthwhile if you use public transport. It is also worthwhile if you visit some higher-priced attractions, as the Berlin WelcomeCard Classic only grants discounts but not free admission.

Alternatively, you can opt for the Berlin WelcomeCard Classic, which is valid for 72 hours and does not include local public transport. This costs just 10,00 € and pays for itself quickly if you use it regularly. However, in this case you should bear in mind that some of the sights in Berlin are a long way apart. In this case, it is advisable to hire a bike so that you can still reach the desired destinations easily.

The more you use your Berlin WelcomeCard, the more it pays for itself!

Berlin WelcomeCard buy & pick up

You can buy the Berlin WelcomeCard online from various suppliers, including: Get Your Guide. After your purchase you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket and a travel guide.

Print out the ticket in A4 format and keep it with you at all times during your stay in Berlin. The ticket is valid from the date printed on it. It does not need to be cancelled or activated.

Show your printed ticket at the individual attractions to receive the corresponding discounts.

The Berlin WelcomeCard for 48 and 72 hours is valid for exactly 48 or 72 hours from the time printed on it. The validity of the 4-, 5- and 6-day ticket ends at midnight on the last calendar day.

Berlin Welcome Card

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Berlin WelcomeCard

  • You will receive discounts of at least 25% for many popular attractions and museums.
  • You can use public transport within the AB or ABC zone in Berlin free of charge.
  • The City Card offers a wide range of services with over 180 offers and also includes many leisure activities.
  • For travellers who want more services, the Museum Island and the all-inclusive card offer a corresponding extension.
  • With a validity of 72 hours or 6 days, the Berlin WelcomeCard is also available without using public transport and is therefore significantly cheaper.

Disadvantages of the Berlin WelcomeCard

  • The ticket must be printed out. A digital-only City Card is not available.
  • No free offers are included in the scope of services.
  • The card does not give priority entry to the attractions.

More offers in Berlin

If you decide against the Berlin WelcomeCard, you can also book individual tickets for many sights and tours. We would like to mention a few of them here:

FAQ about the Berlin WelcomeCard

How does the Berlin WelcomeCard work?

You buy the Berlin WelcomeCard online and receive your ticket by e-mail. You must print this out and take it with you on your journey. The City Card entitles you to free use of public transport in Berlin. On request also in the surrounding area. In addition, the Berlin WelcomeCard offers discounts at over 180 sights, museums and leisure facilities in Berlin and in some cases also in Potsdam.

Can I use public transport with the Berlin WelcomeCard?

Yes, you can use public transport in Zone AB in Berlin without restrictions. This includes trams, buses and the underground. You can also book an extension to zone ABC and travel free of charge to the airport (BER) and Potsdam.

What regulations apply to taking children on public transport?

Children up to the age of 6 do not require their own ticket when accompanied by an adult with a valid Berlin WelcomeCard. Up to 3 children between the ages of 6 and 14 can travel free of charge per adult with a Berlin WelcomeCard. Children aged 15 and over require their own ticket.

How is the Berlin WelcomeCard activated?

The desired start period is already printed on your ticket. From this period, your Berlin WelcomeCard is valid for 48 or 72 hours or 4 to 6 days. Additional activation is not required.

Author: Patrick

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Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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