This is one of the largest railway stations in Europe. The glass and steel structure sees 300 trains and 5000 passengers daily. It acts as a hub in Berlin and Europe, with its fifteen platforms from east to west and north to south, arranged across two different levels.
The Berlin tram is fast and efficient thanks to dedicated lanes. Most of the lines are in the eastern part of Berlin where it's a popular mode of transport and you use the same ticket as on the subway and the train, or you can use an everyday card for unlimited transport until 3 am. It's worth it because Berlin is huge and you walk a lot. There's usually a tram every 10 minutes and stops are clearly marked. On the tram you to take advantage of the view at a slightly slower pace and get off anytime. We used the M10 as it passes through various places of interest like the gallery wall, park wall and several markets.
The train is a good way to get around in Berlin because it is simple to understand, cheap and fast. Most of the trains go outside city limits and you can admire the scenery. There are two types of trains in Berlin. One is the S-Bahn and the other the U-Bahn. The S-Bahn is similar to a metro and is usually underground. It has more stops which makes it slower. The U-Bahn is like a commuter train, which stops at fewer locations and goes further out of town. You can use and combine the two Bahns by means of a day card, the Tageskarte. It costs 6.10 euros for zones A and B per day. There are also CityTourCards which include discounts or free entry to museums. The trains operate all night and at the weekend.
It was a rainy day and I decided to spend a few hours on the U-Bahn, where I discovered the beauty of the Berlin subway stations. Its design runs from the classic to the modern. It is a postmodern station, a study of color theory.
The best way to get from Poland to Germany by train, if we decide to go at night, the best option is a sleeper. If I remember correctly, it cost me about 80 € (transport + sleeping, I thought it was really bad) The train departs from Kaliningrad andjoins other Polish sleeper, which is then separated into the border to join a German train, so there is a point in the night in which the movements are rather jerky because they are uniting and separating the cars. Kaliningrad wagons and Poznan are completely separate from Poland to go to Germany with the DNI our surplus, but to the Russians its is not. The differences do not end there, I could see the wagon Kaliningrad inside, only to see and compare the uniforms of workers on one side and the other, was enough, the differences were less noticeable. Quite comfortable, although small, there are 3 beds, chocolate croissant and a muffin for breakfast and the bunk bed is comfortable and clean, a mini hotel.
There is nothing more important to a traveler than transportation within cities. The network of subways, buses, trams and Metrobusses in Berlin is very extensive. The systems operate 24 hours a day and weekdays until 1 in the morning. Not worth taking by getting on the subway and that within a couple of minutes will appear next. And as a great alternative city is Berlin's subway is an environment of diverse cultures. From rappers, dancers and even some people are dedicated to making soap bubbles.
Berlin Friedrichstraße railway station is in the center of the capital Berlin, on Friedrich, a major street in the Mitte district near the Brandenburg Gate and just where this road meets the river Spree. Below the station is the metro station Friedrichstraße.