The Berlin WelcomeCard

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One ticket, around 200 attractions, an endless amount of Berlin! Explore the capital city with the Berlin WelcomeCard: Travel without restrictions through the city on public transport and visit the popular sights and attractions. Your ticket allows you to avoid long queues and save up to 50% of the entrance fee – at the Television Tower, Museum Island and Charlottenburg Palace, for example. Every trip you make in Berlin will be cheaper thanks to our selected partners from the fields of culture, theatre and gastronomy. The Berlin WelcomeCard is the perfect travel companion whether you are enjoying your first trip to Berlin, staying with the whole family or visiting again as a discerning Berlin connoisseur.

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Your advantages at a glance

  • Ticket – travel freely on buses, trains and trams in Berlin
  • Order conveniently online and print it out at home or have it sent to you
  • Online-Ticket can be used immediately in Berlin – no advance booking restrictions
  • Rebates of up to 50% at around 200 attractions and sights
  • Family friendly – children travel free when accompanied by an adult

How does the Berlin WelcomeCard tourist ticket work?

Ticket versions + prices

Validity Berlin Zones AB
city centre
Berlin + Potsdam Zones ABC
city centre + surrounding area
48h 19,50 € 21,50 €
72h 27,50 € 29,50 €
Museum Island 72h 42,00 € 44,00 €
4 Days 31,50 € 34,50 €
5 Days 35,50 € 40,50 €
6 Days 41,50 € 45,50 €

Our ticket options

Online-Ticket for printing
for simple and easy booking from home

Ticket Voucher
book your voucher online and redeem it for a hard ticket on site

Shipping Ticket
your ticket will be sent to your home after ordering

Questions and answers about the Berlin WelcomeCard

Please find all essential product information about the Berlin WelcomeCard within the following overview about frequently asked questions.

Which versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard are available?
There are 12 different ticket types of the Berlin WelcomeCard

Berlin (fare zone Berlin AB, valid for one adult and up to 3 children up to and including age 14)

  • 48 hours for 19.50 Euros
  • 72 hours for 27.50 Euros
  • 4 days for 31.50 Euros
  • 5 days for 35.50 Euros
  • 6 days for 41.50 Euros

Important: The Berlin WelcomeCards for the fare zone Berlin ABC are required for travel to/from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.

Berlin + Potsdam (fare zone Berlin ABC, valid for one adult and up to 3 children up to and including age 14)

  • 48 hours for 21.50 Euros
  • 72 hours for 29.50 Euros
  • 4 days for 34.50 Euros
  • 5 days for 40.50 Euros
  • 6 days for 45.50 Euros

BerlinWelcomeCard Museumsinsel (fare zone Berlin AB or Berlin ABC, valid for one adult and up to 3 children up to and including age 14 + inclusive museum island, special exhibitions are excluded)

  • Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel 72h AB for 42.00 Euros
  • Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel 72h ABC for 44.00 Euros

The basic principle is:
With all versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 up to 3 children up to and including age 14 and an infinite number of children up to and including 6 years of age can travel for free. Children under 6 years of age (a maximum of three children on ferries), prams/pushchairs, and luggage travel with the ticket holder free of charge. A reduced fare ticket is required for each dog travelling with the ticket holder. You will need a bicycle ticket to travel with a bicycle.

Where can I purchase or order the Berlin WelcomeCard?

online or via telephone

in Berlin

  • at the Berlin Tourist Info Centres
  • in many Berlin hotels
  • at the sales points of the public transport partners (S-Bahn Berlin GmbH and BVG)
  • Berlin WelcomeCard tickets are also available at the ticket machines of the BVG and S-Bahn. You can then receive the corresponding guide in the Berlin Tourist Info Centres as well as at the sales points of the BVG and S-Bahn.
  • You can also obtain the Berlin WelcomeCard in the BVG buses.
Can I purchase the Berlin WelcomeCard at the airports of Berlin?

Yes, you can get the Berlin WelcomeCard at the arrival within the Berlin airports. You can get more useful information about Berlin and the Berlin WelcomeCard at the Berlin Tourist Info Centre at Airport Tegel, at the DER Touristik Airportservices at Airport Tegel and at the Berlin Tourist Info Centre at Airport Schönefeld.

Where do I receive the guide if I have already purchased the ticket at a ticket machine?
The guide is part of the Berlin WelcomeCard offer, and is to be presented when claiming reductions. You receive the guide when you present your Berlin WelcomeCard ticket (purchased from a ticket machine) in the Berlin Tourist Infos as well as at the sales points of the BVG and S-Bahn.
How much can I save?

The basic principle is: the more you see, the more you save!
And this is how a 48-hour Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
48 hours ABC
3x VBB-day ticket for Berlin ABC (public transport) € 14,80 for free
City Tour € 24,00 € 18,00
Boat Cruise (Stern und Kreisschifffahrt) € 21,50 € 16,13
Chamäleon Theater € 37,00 € 27,72
Mauermuseum (Wall Museum) € 12,50 € 9,38
Dunkelrestaurant Nocti Vagus € 59,00 € 44,25
Total € 168,80 € 115,48
Savings € 53,32

And this is how a 72-hour Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
72 hours ABC
3x VBB-day ticket for Berlin ABC (public transport) € 22,20 for free
City Tour € 24,00 € 18,00
The Story of Berlin € 12,00 € 9,00
Fat Tire Bike Tours € 26,00 € 19,50
Fesselballon am Checkpoint Charlie € 19,90 € 14,90
Dalí - The Exhibition € 12,50 € 9,35
Aquadom & Sea Life Berlin € 17,95 € 12,56
Wintergarten Varieté € 59,50 € 44,60
Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) € 8,00 € 6,00
Total € 202,05 € 133,91
Savings € 68,14

And this is how a 5-day Berlin WelcomeCard could save you money*:

  without a Berlin WelcomeCard with a Berlin WelcomeCard
72 hours ABC
5x VBB-day tickets für Berlin (fare zones Berlin ABC) € 37,00 for free
Stadtrundfahrt € 24,00 € 18,00
Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur € 10,00 € 7,00
Stars in Concert € 47,00 € 35,25
Hertha BSC im Olympiastadion € 72,00 € 54,00
Deutsche Oper € 62,00 € 46,50
Mike's Sight Running Berlin € 25,00 € 18,75
Schloss Schönhausen € 6,00 € 4,50
Panoramapunkt am Potsdamer Platz € 9,50 € 7,00
Restaurant unsicht-Bar Berlin € 55,50 €41,62
Total € 348,00 € 232,62
Savings € 115,38
How is the time of validity of the Berlin WelcomeCard 2016 calculated?
The BWC must be validated before 11:59pm on 31 December of the year in which it was acquired. The validated ticket may continue to be used until that same hour on 2 January (48 hour ticket) or on 3 January (72 hour ticket); or until 11:59pm on 3 January (4 day ticket), 4 January (5 day ticket), or 5 January (6 day ticket).
The ÖPNV (personal public transport) ticket has to be devalued in the travel ticket stamping machine before entering the vehicle. The reductions included in the guide are exclusively valid with your Berlin WelcomeCard ticket and only after its devaluation.
Who falls under the “child” category?
With all versions of the Berlin WelcomeCard, an infinite number of children up to and including 6 years of age can travel for free. All 2016 ticket variants of the Berlin WelcomeCard allow an adult to bring any number of children up to 6 years of age and up to 3 children up to and including 14 years of age free of charge.
Which providers give discounts not only to adults, but also to children?
Download as PDF document
Which areas are covered by the zones Berlin AB or Berlin ABC?
The zones A and B each comprise of the original city area, and the outer boundary of zone B is almost identical with the city border. Since April 2008, the Schönefeld Airport lies in fare zone C due to a tariff change of the transport companies. Thus, visitors of Berlin arriving from the Airport Berlin-Schönefeld require the Berlin WelcomeCard with fare zone ABC for unlimited use of the public transport services. The travel zone Berlin C stretches 10 to 15 km into the surrounding vicinity, measured from the city border. Season lines, special lines and journeys with the Deutsche Bahn are excluded.
You cannot extend your Berlin WelcomeCard AB by buying a ticket valid for the C zone.
Is a group reduction available with the Berlin WelcomeCard?
No, there are no group reductions.

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