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Getting to Brandenburg

Brandenburg extends within a radius of about 100 km around the metropolis of Berlin. It 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.

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. These restrictions have been in force since 6th November 2006. 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, beginning in 2014 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.

More information

Berlin Airport Travel information (http://www.berlin-airport.de/EN/index.php?nocache=1)
Leipzig Airport Travel information (http://www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/en/index.html?newLanguage=en)
Dresden Airport Travel information (http://www.dresden-airport.de/homepage.html?newLanguage=en)


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.

More information

Timetable information of the VBB Public Transportation Network Berlin-Brandenburg http://www.vbb.de

Timetable information of the Deutsche Bahn (http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml)

Timetable information of the ViP Public Transportation System Potsdam (in German only) http://www.swp-potsdam.de/swp/de/verkehr/home-vip.php

Timetable information of the Havelbus (bus network) Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (in German only) http://www.havelbus.de/

Timetable information of the S-Bahn Berlin (http://www.s-bahn-berlin.de/englisch/home.html)

Timetable information of the Berlin Public Transportation Network (BVG) (http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html)


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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