Facts and Figures
3,4 million inhabitants
38 kilometres long, 45 kilometres wide
889 square kilometres
3 operas, 150 theatres, 170 museums and exhibitions
more than 1,500 events daily
2,500 public parks and recreation areas (approx. 6,400 ha)
2,400 km total length of S- and U-Bahn, bus and tram transport network
180 km waterways plus more than 3000 hectares of lakes
UNESCO 'City of Design' 2005
member of the UNESCO-programme 'Creative Cities Network'
Berlin Highlights by Bus (BVG)
An insiders’ tip to explore Berlin easily and on budget is to take the public Bus 100. A ride on this double decker bus is a "Must Do" for each tourist. The bus departs several times per hour from Zoologischer Garten train station and ends at Alexanderplatz train station. There are several bus stops during your ride, so you can get a fantastic overview of Berlin’s central district (Mitte).
Pass by the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Emperor Wilhelm II Memorial Church) and the "Elefantentor" (Elephant-Portal), the magnificent entrance at the zoo and Tiergarten, the central park of Berlin. See the so called Pregnant Oyster (Haus der Kulturen der Welt - House of World Cultures), the Reichstag and just a stone’s throw from there the symbol of Berlin - the Brandenburg Gate.
Visit the famous avenue in Berlin Unter den Linden or stay on the bus and see the current main building of the Humboldt University and the Bebelplatz with the St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Pass by the palace bridge between the Arsenal and the Berlin Cathedral and the Altes Museum (Old Museum) before the sightseeing tour by bus is coming to an end on the Alexanderplatz. Where you can take a look at Berlin from 203 and 207 metres from the TV tower.