Welcome Savings with Berlin Welcome Card

With the European economy struggling somewhat it is a good time to get some bargains when travelling there. One sure fire way to take advantage of Europe’s financial predicament is to save as much as you can whilst you are travelling through Europe, and one of the better ways of advantaging your own pocket is to invest in a Berlin Welcome Card when visiting Germany’s capital.

There are many facets to the Berlin Welcome Card, for instance, it is also a travel card which entitles the cardholder to travel free on Berlin’s public transport system. There are over 200 attractions which participate in the BWC scheme, ranging from museums and palaces to city tours, river cruises, restaurant meals and even theatre tickets and they generally offer discounts of between 25-50%.

There are eight different cards from which to choose, and they vary in regards to duration, ranging from 48 hours to 5 days, location: you can also include visits to Potsdam, which is located 24 kilometres southwest of Berlin, and you can also add on a Museum Island which allows the holder three consecutive days of free visits to the five famous museums (Ancient National Gallery, Ancient Museum, Bodemuseum, New Museum and Pergamon Museum) of the Berlin Museum Island.

They are many discounted guided city tours available too. The offers of the Berlin Welcome Card partners span from historical city tours and night tours to special art and cultural tours to underground tours or sight jogging.

A great way to see Berlin is from its rivers and canals. From March to October, the shipping companies of Berlin offer various tours of the city as well as its surrounding areas, and if you possess any nautical skills you can hire your own boat with the BWC.

In order to best utilise the card you should do some forward planning, remembering that there is a time limit on your card from the time that you use it for the first time. Fortunately, you do get a Visitor’s Guide included with the card, so you are able to make informed decisions about the type of experiences which best suit you.

The Berlin Welcome Card can be purchased online prior to your arrival in the city. You can also purchase the card after you arrive in the city at the Berlin Information Centres, many hotels also stock the card, as do public transport ticket offices, onboard BVG buses and from ticket machines.

If you are travelling with young children, then the Berlin Welcome Card offers additional savings because an infinite number of children up to and including 6 years of age can travel for free.

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