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The Berlin Welcome Card and Museum Island: Admission to Top Attractions and Access to Public Transport

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Key Highlights

  • Build your own Berlin experience and get great discounts on more than 200 attractions
  • Enjoy exclusive deals and special offers on dining and entertainment
  • This version of the card includes FREE entry to the Museums of Museum Island
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Card valid for 72 hours.

    Start time

    You can plan your own schedule with the Berlin Welcome Card.

    Meeting Point

    Your voucher must be redeemed for the Welcome Card at any one of the following BERLIN Info-stores:

    Central/Main Train Station Ground floor, Entrance to Europaplatz

    Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm

    Europa-Center Tauentzienstraße 9, Ground floor
    Mon-Sat: 10am – 8 pm

    TV Tower Berlin Panoramastraße 1
    Daily: 10am – 4pm, (extended opening hours in April – October)

    Brandenburg Gate Pariser Platz / South wing
    Daily: 9:30am - 6:00pm (extended opening hours in April – October)

    Kurfürstendamm Rankestraße / near Kufürstendamm, Rankestraße 1
    Daily: 10am – 4pm (extended opening hours in April – October)

    Redemption offices at Berlin Airports:

    Airport Tegel (TXL) Berlin Tourist Info TXL
    Terminal A, desk 1
    Daily: 8:00am – 9:00pm

    Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) Tourist-Information Berlin-Brandenburg
    Terminal A, Main Hall, Ground floor right side
    Daily: 7:00am - 10:00pm

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This fantastic version of the Berlin Welcome Card offers you free access to the 5 Museums that make up Museum Island.

    For the duration of the pass you will have access to top museums of the city including Ancient National Gallery, Ancient Museum, Bodemuseum, New Museum and Pergamon Museum. These museums are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    That's not bad – but the Berlin Welcome Card goes even further, offering you savings of up to 50% on more than 200 partners participating in the scheme. These include city tours, museums, monuments, restaurants, theaters, night clubs and health spas. With the Berlin Welcome Card your stay in Berlin will not only be fascinating, it will also be incredibly affordable.

    When you buy your card, you have the option of 72 hours unlimited free travel in Berlin, or 72 hours travel in Berlin and Potsdam combined. Both options enable you to tailor your own itinerary.

    The Berlin and Potsdam version of the card provides excellent value for families as it is valid for up to 3 children for every paying adult.

    Itinerary

    The Berlin Welcome Card and Museum Island entitles you to discounts up to 50% on a huge range of attractions and services in Berlin and Potsdam.

    There are two type of Berlin Welcome Card.
    The AB CARD is valid for the AB fare zones in Berlin
    The ABC CARD (Berlin & Potsdam) is valid for fare zones of the Berlin-Brandenburg public transport network (which includes Potsdam). Your travel-ticket covers city railway (S-Bahn), underground (U-Bahn), bus and tram services, as well as local train services, but excludes sightseeing tours and special routes.

    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. 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.

    Your 72 hours of free travel starts from the time the ticket is validated.

    With this version of the Berlin Welcome Card you get free access to the 5 museums that make up Museum Island. These are:
    • Alte Nationalgalerie
    • Altes Museum
    • Bode Museum
    • New Museum
    • Pergamon Museum

    Some of the other great attractions you can visit with your Berlin Welcome Card include:

    AquaDom & Sea Life Center Berlin
    Berlin Dungeon
    Madame Tussauds Berlin
    Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
    Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
    Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten)
    Fesselballon at Checkpoint Charlie
    DDR Museum
    Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin)
    Mauermuseum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie

    Download the list of attractions included

    Excursions: Choose from a dazzling array of discounted trips including: art tours, boat tours, bicycle tours, kids' tours, running tours and walks.

    Dining and relaxation: When you are hungry and tired from sightseeing, your Card gives great savings at some fantastic restaurants inclusive some selected hotel-restaurants.

    Potsdam: If your ticket option includes Potsdam then your Berlin Welcome Card is the key to an exquisite city steeped in history. Enjoy tours to the stunning palaces and historic center, try a tropical experience in the Biosphere or have fun at the Babelsberg Film Park.

    You will also receive a guide which 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 72-hour Berlin Welcome/ Potsdam Card
    • Free entry to the 5 museums of Museum Island (Ancient National Gallery, Ancient Museum, Bodemuseum, New Museum and Pergamon Museum).
    • Discounts at a range of Berlin Tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, health spas
    • Unlimited transport within Berlin Fare Zone AB (AB fare zones incl. Tegel Airport)
    • OR
    • Unlimited transport within Berlin Fare Zone ABC (ABC fare zones incl. Tegel + Schönefeld Airport)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Before starting your first journey, validate your ticket once only in the machine provided. Your 72 hours of free travel starts from the time the ticket is validated

    The Welcome Card Berlin + Potsdam (ABC) fare zone ticket is valid for up to three children under the age of 15 for free with every paying adult.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    The travel element of the pass includes city railway (S-Bahn), underground (U-Bahn), bus and tram services, plus local train services (excluding sightseeing tours and special lines)

    The Berlin Welcome Card (Ticket and Guide) comes in a handy pocket format with an integrated map including useful insider tip

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