Travel Guide to Berlin

Indian Embassy in Berlin

Indian Embassy in Berlin is located at

Tiergartenstraße 17, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 257950

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Berlin

The following documents are required to get an Indonesian visa:

  • Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of travel along with old passport, if any
  • Visa application forms
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Return air ticket
  • Day-to-day itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16
  • Original saving bank statements last 6 months updated

Time Required: 15 Working Days

About Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is known to be the busiest and largest city in the country. Germany is famous around the world for its pubs and bars. One of the largest cities in Germany, Berlin hosts a lot of fairs and exhibitions showcasing culture, media, science, and politics from time to time. It is essential to know more about Berlin and its lifestyle to enjoy your stay there.

There are many tourist places in Berlin. The city has many reminiscences of the past and equally many milestones of the present. There are many things to do in Berlin for all age groups.

Places to Visit in Berlin

It is important to plan well in advance before visiting Berlin, as there are many places to visit in this city.

Brandenburg Gate:The Brandenburg Gate has been a popular spot for a long time because of its size and significant history. The monument was built in 1791 by King Frederick Wilhelm II, who has focused on columns and passes to add elegance.

Berlin Wall memorial:The Berlin wall memorial brings back all the history of the country, as the wall honours the division of Berlin and the deaths that took place there. The four-meter wall is known to have a huge history behind it and is visited by a lot of tourists from different parts of the globe.

Unter den Linden:Unter den Linden is one of the popular streets, which houses a lot of stores and eateries. The park-like street is filled with a lot of trees, which has a rich history.

Berlin Cathedral Church:The church has one of the oldest bells in the world. It consists of a tall dome, which stands 75 meters high. It is not only Berlin's largest and most significant Protestant church but also the sepulchre of the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty.

How to Reach Berlin

Berlin is served by two airports. The main airport of Berling is the Tegel International Airport, which is for international carriers and is a hub for domestic flights. Long-distance rail lines link Berlin to all of the major cities of Germany as well as with many cities situated in the neighbouring European countries. If you are planning to travel to Germany from any part of Europe, it is recommended that you take the train to enjoy the beauty of the countryside. If you are travelling from a different country, it is advised to take a flight and land at the Airport to find suitable accommodation. It is easy to find places to stay in the city of Berlin. However, the cost of the accommodation is slightly expensive, as the city comprises of a lot of tourist spots.

Travelling in Berlin

Berlin’s wide-ranging public transport system consists of buses and trams, the U-Bahn (subway, underground), and the S-Bahn (light rail). U-Bahn and S-Bahn are considered the most efficient and easily accessible modes of transport.

Explore the famous places in Berlin and learn about various Berlin’s points of interest.

Best Time to Visit Berlin

Berlin experiences a lot of weather changes. It is crucial for every traveller to know the different weather conditions in Berlin, as it helps them to plan their vacation in a better way.

Berlin is one of the finest tourist places in Europe, which sees most travellers anytime between May and September every year. The City provides a beautiful landscape and high-rise buildings at the same time and helps you enjoy the nature.

Best events to attend

There are plenty of places to visit in Berlin, which usually depends on the individual’s interest. It is essential to plan well before your visit to the city.

Christmas markets in Berlin – Tourists prefer to visit the city during Christmas to do Christmas shopping. Berlin presents Christmas markets in December, which helps people get amazing offers.

Short film festival – Berlin Short Film Festival is one of Europe’s leading film festivals for international film-makers. The short film festival brings a long list of short films from different parts of the world to recognise the talent and award based on the performances.

New year's party eve – People in Germany believe in enjoying the festivities with alcohol. Tourists here like to enjoy the new year eve by burning crackers and consuming alcohol.

What to Pack?

It is essential to be aware of lifestyle and the weather conditions to carry necessary accessories for your trip. Germany is a temperate country which experiences warm summers and cold winters.

Camera and other electronic accessories – It is very much essential for people to carry a camera and other electronic gadgets to capture monuments. As Berlin has a lot of spots in and around the city to enjoy, it is a common practice to take photographs. The camera and other electronic accessories like a mobile phone, reader, chargers, cords, power banks and so on are required. These electronic equipment help you go around the city, as there are a lot of applications to guide you from time to time.

Sweaters and jackets – It is a known fact that most of the countries in Europe have cold weather conditions. Berlin is the capital city of Germany, which is known to have cold weather as well. It is widely recommended for people to bring a couple of sweaters and jackets to use it effectively. Sweaters and jackets are known to be used on a regular basis, as it gives enough warmth to go out and about the tourist spots.

Scarf and sunglasses – It is important for people to carry scarf and sunglasses to protect their eyes, ears, and hair. As scarf helps people to cover ears to beat the cold.

Top Delicacies

Berlin has a lot of food history and known to be exceptional with cakes and pastry products. It is widely recommended for people to visit any of the traditional eateries to enjoy the traditional German delicacy.

Some of the top ten delicacies in Berlin

  • Konnopke's Imbiss East Berlin.
  • Currywurst mit Pommes at Curry 36 or Konnopkes Imbiss.
  • Breakfast at Beakers.
  • A burger from The Bird.
  • Mustafas Gemüsedöner.
  • Curry 36 West Berlin.
  • Wiener Schnitzel at KaDeWe.
  • Käsespätzle at Lebensmittel Mitte.

Indian Restaurants in Berlin

  • Haveli at Luitpoldstr. 26, 10777 Berlin, Germany. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Contact restaurant at +49 30 21918686
  • Indisches Restaurant Maharadscha at Fuggerstr. 21 | Ecke Martin-Luther-Straße, 10777 Berlin, Germany. Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Contact restaurant at +49 30 2138826
  • Naveena Path at Tegeler Str. 22, 13353 Berlin, Germany. Serves Indian, Asian, and Sri Lankan cuisine. Contact the restaurant at +49 30 45029460

Shopping List Essentials

Every tourist location has something special to offer, in terms of lifestyle, products, accessories, food and so on. Tourists can collect souvenirs to remember their journey. There are a lot of souvenirs to buy in Germany, which are displayed in the marketplace. Some of these include:

  • Berlin Beer mugs
  • Chocolates
  • Gourmet box from kadewe
  • Photos from photo booths
  • T-shirts
  • Berliner bear toys
  • Gummy bears
  • Miniature toys and souvenirs
  • Handbags for both men and women
  • Key chains and ancient art crafts

Healthcare Centers

The healthcare is one of the essential aspects for every traveller, as the government of Berlin ensures to get a medical insurance policy to use medical services. There are a lot of medical centres available in the city, which can be used based on the requirement.

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Police: 110 or 112
  • Fire Brigade: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Operator: (0180) 2001033
  • National Directory Enquiries: 11833
  • National Directory Enquiries (in English): 11837
  • International Directory Enquiries: 11834

Currency

The official currency of the Berlin is German Euro, and all the transaction is made in euro. Change your currency in German euro at a bank or visit the foreign exchange bureau. One can even convert the money at the airport as well. The traveller's cheque is another option for tourists to manage the expense.

Local Do’s and Don'ts

Do’s

  • Use the title and the last name to address a person
  • Learn some commonly used German phrases before you travel to Germany

Don’ts

  • Don't be late. Germans value punctuality
  • Don't put your elbows on the table while eating
  • Don’t eat with your hands

Basics of Local Communication

German is the official language of the Berlin. Apart from German, English, Turkish, Arabic and Russian is also popular in the region. Here we are sharing some common phrase in German to make your stay in Berlin more pleasant

Good morning: Guten Morgen

My name is … Ich Heisse

Where is...? wo ist?

Yes: ja

No: nein

Please: Bitte

Sorry: Entschuldigung!

How much is this?: wieviel kostet das

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Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption


Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.


Trip Delay


 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

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