Berlin WelcomeCard: Museum Island & Public Transport
- Duration: 3 days
I loved having the Museum Premium Card, though I don't understand why it's only good for 3 days - that's a heck of a lot of museum visiting packed into a short period of time. The WelcomeCard turned out to not be as useful as I'd hoped. I didn't have time for all the tourist discounts, since I spent hours in the museums, so I probably used the card about 3 times. It was a waste of money, as it turned out.
I got trouble to get the card the airport. Because even I had printed my voucher beforehand, the lady at the airport asked me to show a proof of how much I paid for to understand If I bought "museum island or premium pass" Unfortunately I couldn't show her anything else as I only got my voucher as described at the web site.
I did find out that if I bought the 3 day Berlin ABC pass at the train station it would have been €32. I paid £40 online. So actually paid more money then I needed to. This is not something that people would be aware of untill they arrive in Berlin.
We were a family with 2 children(11,14) and I think it was worth the money .We pretty much went with public transport in Berlin and Potsdam .A one time I used to have a discount on another museum where we paid 21 euros instead of 14 euros !!
Well, couldn't use museums due to the Coronavirus issue. But did use the card for transit- on the U, S, and R trains. Much better than being on a cocoon-like tourist bus, as it gave insight on real-life in Berlin and its people.