Please notice, Berlin has no city centre in the classic way. The old centre has been completely destroyed in World War II. After 1945 two new centres around the "Alexanderplatz" in the East and "Wittenberg Platz" in the West established. After the reunification in 1989 a new centre developed north of the district "Mitte" and "Prenzlauer Berg".
The various spots are quite spread all over the inner city. Depending where you want to go, you always have to use public transportation. Sightseeing is mainly in the district of "Mitte". The main museums are in "Mitte". Nightlife in the districts of "Kreuzberg", "Friedrichshain" and "Prenzlauer Berg". Shopping you will find in "Mitte" as well as in "Prenzlauer Berg", "Charlottenburg" and "Wilmersdorf". Well known flea markets are in "Prenzlauer Berg", "Mitte" and "Tiergarten". Second hand shopping is good in "Friedrichshain", "Kreuzberg" and "Prenzlauer Berg". We have a very good connection to all these places by public transportation. Best is to use the city trains (S–Bahn) in Berlin.
Bus stops are in front of the building, U– and S–Bahn connections are a few minutes away and it´s easy to get to almost all districts of Berlin.
You can take the S–Bahn to the main sight seeing spots, line 1 or 25, which is in 5min walking distance (or 2 bus stops) and runs every 5min. during the daytime. To the "Brandenburger Tor" or the famous street "Unter den Linden" it takes only 14 min.
From the main railway station it takes about 7min by Taxi, about 25min by public bus. From Airport Tegel it takes about 30 min by bus, from Airport Schonefeld about 60 min by S–Bahn. By Taxi it costs about 15 EURO from Tegel, about 35 EURO from Airport Schonefeld.
There are numerous retail outlets near by: a supermarket, bakery, drugstore (chemist), bank, pharmacy, dry–cleaner, bistro, restaurants, and cocktail–bar. About 15min away there´s a large shopping centre (Gesundbrunnen). There you´ll also find a swimming pool (Sommerbad Humboldthain) and a large park for jogging or walking.
Arrival – How to reach us:
When you arrive at Schonefeld Airport you can already buy a ticket for the public transportation at the ticket machine in the middle of the arrival hall. For tourists there is a special ticket called the "Welcome card". With this ticket you will get discounts in most museums and other attractions.
For public transportation, you have to walk to the railway station which is about 5min walk. There, catch the city train S–9, direction "Pankow". Stay until the final destination. There the bus M27 starts. Get off at "Prinzenallee / Soldiner Strasse" in front of a supermarket called "PENNY". Stay on this side of the street, cross the road at the traffic lights and walk back about 100m. The entrance is in the middle of a passage right below the bright green neon sign "INN–BERLIN".
With the public transport it is about 1h and costs 3.00 EURO. If you want to take a taxi/cab it will take about 45min and should cost 40 EURO.
When you arrive at Tegel Airport you can already buy a ticket for the public transportation at the ticket machine at the bus stop right in front of the main exit. Take bus no. 128 and get off at "U / Osloer Strasse". There change to Bus no. 255, direction "Schwarzelfenweg" and get off at "Prinzenallee/Soldiner Strasse" (4th stop). We are on the other side of the road (bright green neon sign "INN–BERLIN"). Entrance is in the middle of the passage below the neon sign. All together it will take you 30 min. and the one way ticket is EUR 2.30. If you want to take a taxi/cab from Tegel Airport it will take about 20min. and costs about EUR 15.00.
If you arrive at the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) you have 3 options:
1. Leave to the northern exit to "Europaplatz". Cross the street and take a bus there. Take bus 120 to "Hainbuchenstrasse" and get off at "U Reinickendorfer Strasse". There walk a few metres until you reach the junction "Fennstrasse". Turn to the right and take Bus M27 to "S+U Pankow" and get of at "Prinzenallee/Soldiner Strasse". We are opposite on the first floor. The entrance is in the middle of a passage right under the bright green neon sign "INN-BERLIN". All together it will take you about 25min.
2. Another option is the city–train (S–Bahn) which you can catch in the station: Take S–5, S–7, S–75 or S–9 to the next stop "Friedrichstrasse". Change there into the S–25 or S–1 direction "Hennigsdorf" or "Oranienburg". Leave at the station "Wollankstrasse", go down to the street at the end of the train. At the corner turn to the right, don´t pass the bridge. You either can walk about 7min. down the Wollankstrasse or take Bus 255 or M27 for one stop and then walk 100m further. It will take all in all about 20min.
3. You also could take a Taxi/cab. It cost about EURO 11.00 and takes 10min. You will find taxis/cabs in front of both exits of the station.
How to reach us form the ZOB (central bus station): About 100m from the bus station is the S–Bahn (big green sign with white letter = city train). Take the S–41. Leave at the 5. station "Wedding". Go down to the street at the front of the train. Take the bus M27 direction "U+S Pankow" on the other side of the street. Leave at the stop "Prinzenallee/Soldiner Str." The stations are announced in the bus. We are opposite the bus stop. The entrance is beneath our light green neon sign "INN–BERLIN". All in all it takes about 20–30min. The single ticket is 2.30 EUR per person, valid for all public transport for 2 hours. You can buy the ticket at the yellow ticket machine at the S–Bahn station. You need to have cash for the machine! And do not forget to validate the ticket one time before use!!!
If you travel by car, just follow the A100 direction "Hamburg" and "Wedding". The motorway turns into "Seestrasse" when you reach the inner city. Follow always the street which later on turns into "Osloer Strasse". Turn to the left at the sign "Pankow" into the "Prinzenallee", about 20min. after the motorway ended. After the second traffic light the "INN–BERLIN" is just a 100m further on the left, on the 1st. floor above a Bank called "Sparkasse". You either can park your car in our underground parking for 5 EURO/night or on the street right in front of the "INN–BERLIN".
If you come by car, you won´t need an environmental badge ("Umweltplakette") to reach us. For more information also see:http://www.umwelt–plakette.de/
The one way ticket for zone A+B costs EURO 2.10. You can use it for all means of public transport in Berlin. Depending how long you´ll stay, the city of Berlin offers one day tickets (6.10€), 48h Welcome cards (17.50€), 72h Welcome cards (20.50€) or one week ticket (26.20€). With the "Welcome cards" you will get discounts on some museums and other attractions.
You´ll get the tickets in the bus or at every station at a ticket machine, also at the Airport. Information is in English also. Payment with Bank card or in cash. To and from Airport Schonefeld, to Potsdam or to the concentration camp Sachsenhausen you need a zone A+B+C ticket which is one way 2.80 EUR.
Attached please see a small map of the main stations of the S–Bahn you might need as a pdf–file: S–Bahn map.
Check–in / Check–out:
Check–in from 8am (8.00) until last arrival. As the reception is not constantly open please let us have your arrival time in about. Thank you! Check–out until 12am (12.00).