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Getting to Brandenburg

Arriving by air, by land or by water

Map © TMB
Cycling through Barnimer Land © TMB-Fotoarchiv
Discovering Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes by motor boat © TMB/Onnen
Bad Saarow local train station © Tourismusverband Seenland Oder-Spree
Gliders in Brandenburg © TMB-Fotoarchiv/Rasmus
Map © TMB
Cycling through Barnimer Land © TMB-Fotoarchiv
Discovering Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes by motor boat © TMB/Onnen
Bad Saarow local train station © Tourismusverband Seenland Oder-Spree

Brandenburg the region all around Berlin with its more than 3,000 lakes and 30,000 km of watercourse is an attraction to visitors any time. It extends within a radius of about 100 km around the metropolis of Berlin. 

Brandenburg is excellently integrated into the European network of transportation – visitors can choose to arrive by land, air or by water, depending upon their individual wishes and requirements. 

Arriving by Aircraft

Aircraft in Berlin-Tegel © fotolia.com/Christian Kaschkat

Until the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) you can travel by air via one of Berlin’s two airports, Tegel (TXL) or Schönefeld (SXF). Nearer to the southern regions of Brandenburg are Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden Airport. 

Berlin Airport Travel information 

Leipzig/Halle Airport Travel information

Dresden Airport Travel information 

ICE train on its way from Munich to Berlin © Deutsche Bahn AG/Barteld Redaktion & Verlag

With German Rail you reach a lot of destinations in Brandenburg in a comfortable and relaxing way.

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Arriving by Car or Rental Car

Motorway © fotolia.com/sp4764

You reach Brandenburg via a dense network of motorways from all the external borders of Germany. For the individual planning of your trip, you may, for instance, use this route planner.

If you wish to rent a car for your holiday travel through Brandenburg, we recommend the rental agency Europcar. You can make a reservation at the rental stations at all Berlin airports, at Potsdam Hauptbahnhof, the city’s central railway station, and in larger towns of Brandenburg. 

Arriving by Ferry Boat

Ferry boat © fotolia.com/Pixel & Création

The ports of Hamburg, Rostock and Sassnitz (Island of Rügen) in Northern Germany can be used for arrival by water.

You reach Brandenburg on a direct route via the A24, A19 and A11 motorways. Here you can obtain information about ferry boat connections

You reach Brandenburg via a dense network of motorways that leads you to Brandenburg from all the external borders of Germany. For the individual planning of your trip, you may, for instance, use this route planner.

You can travel by air via one of Berlin’s two airports, Tegel and Schönefeld. Here you can obtain additional information about Berlin’s airports.

Restrictions have been imposed concerning taking liquids on board of flights that depart from the European Union, on connecting flights departing from European airports, and also on domestic flights. Before your departure, please find out about the regulations of your airline regarding these restrictions. There are currently two international airports in Berlin, Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld, which serve arriving air passengers.

However, in a few years all flights to Berlin will be directed to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just 11 miles south of the city. More information in English is readily available for those interested in the Berlin Brandenburg Airport on the Berlin Airport homepage.


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Berlin Airport Travel information
Leipzig Airport Travel information
Dresden Airport Travel information

 

Potsdam, Cottbus, Wittenberge and other towns in the State of Brandenburg have direct long-distance transport connections to foreign countries in Europe. Numerous regional transport connections lead from the central departure and arrival point in Berlin to the entire region via the Berlin/Brandenburg network of regional transport routes. You may obtain more information on the Deutsch Bahn or German railway system available in English or on the Berlin/Brandenburg regional transport system.

 

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Timetable information of the VBB Public Transportation Network Berlin-Brandenburg 

Timetable information of the Deutsche Bahn

Timetable information of the ViP Public Transportation System Potsdam (in German only)

Timetable information of the Havelbus (bus network) Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (in German only)

Timetable information of the S-Bahn Berlin

Timetable information of the Berlin Public Transportation Network (BVG)

 

The ports of Hamburg, Rostock and Sassnitz (Island of Rügen) in the North can be used for arrival by water. You reach Brandenburg on a direct route via the A24, A19 and A11 motorways. Here you can obtain information about ferry boat connections.
If you wish to rent a car for your holiday travel through Brandenburg, we recommend the rental agency Europcar. There are rental stations at all Berlin airports, at Potsdam Hauptbahnhof, the city’s central railway station, as well as in all larger towns of Brandenburg and elsewhere. You can make a reservation right here (please select your language first on the top of the page!)

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