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The Berlin Welcome Card and Museum Island

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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?



    72 hour Welcome Card

    Start time

    You can plan your own schedule with the Berlin Welcome Card

    Meeting Point

    There are a range of redemption points for the Berlin Welcome Card including Tegel Airport, Schönefeld Airport, Brandenburg Gate and the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof).
    For full details are given in the “please note” section.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 the 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 percent 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 48 or 72 hours unlimited free travel in Berlin, or 48 or 72 hours travel in Berlin and Potsdam combined. All 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.


    The Berlin Welcome Card and Museum Island entitles you to discounts from minimum 25 up to 50 percent 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.

    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:
    • Ancient National Gallery
    • Ancient Museum
    • Bodemuseum
    • New Museum
    • Pergamon Museum

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


    AquaDom & Sea Life Center Berlin: See sharks, rays and others at the Sea Life Center then take an elevator up 25 meters through the world's only AquaDom, home to around 2600 fish.

    Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom): This vast cathedral, built for Emperor Willem II, has a magnificent pulpit, Sauer organ, chapels, tombs, royal staircase, crypt and dome.

    Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm): Catch stunning views from the 203-meter-high Panorama floor, or the 207-meter-high, revolving restaurant.

    Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten): One of the world's finest zoos with more than 15,000 animals. Most roam free in natural open habitats. Giant Pandas are everyone's favourites!

    Fesselballon at Checkpoint Charlie: Hit the heights with this Hi-Flyer hot air balloon and see Berlin from 150 meters up!


    DDR Museum: A hands-on approach to history! This interactive museum shows everyday life in the former socialist GDR.

    Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin): An emotive place renowned for its Daniel Libeskind-designed jagged structure and wealth of information on Jewish culture.

    Mauermuseum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie: The Berlin Wall's history displayed at the famous border crossing point. See films, photos and texts plus objects used in spectacular escapes.

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

    Theaters: Plenty to see in this city of culture. Use your Card to enjoy ballet or opera at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, variety at the Wintergarten Varieté Theater, or cabaret in an exotic mirrored tent at Bar jeder Vernunft.

    Clubs: Berlin's renowned for its night-life. Visit the well known Kaffee Burger or try The Matrix with top DJs laying down the grooves with R’n’B, house/electro & dance classics!

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 72 hours Berlin Welcome/ Postdam Card
    • Free entry to the 5 museums of Museum Island (Ancient National Gallery, Ancient Museum, Bodemuseum, New Museum and Pergamon Museum).
    • Discounts and benefits 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)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Guide
    • 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.

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

    Central/Main Train Station
    Ground floor, Entrance to Europaplatz
    Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm
    Main Central Station/ M 85/TXL

    Brandenburg Gate
    Pariser Platz / South side
    Daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm*
    S-/U- Unter den Linden/ Bus 100/ M85/TXL

    New Kranzler Eck
    Passage, Kurfürstendamm 22
    Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 8:00pm*
    Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    S-/U-Zoologischer Garten / Kurfürstendamm
    * extended opening hours April-October

    Redemption offices at Berlin Airports:

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


    DER Touristik Airportservices GmbH
    Inner circle, opposite Gate 2
    Daily: 7:30am - 7:00pm

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

    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