Travel to Berlin

Travel to Berlin


Luggage Storage: In Bahnhof Zoo. Lockers ‚0.50-2 per day, depending on size. 72hr. max. If lockers are full, try Gepackaufbewahrung (‚2 per piece per day). Open daily 6:15am-10:30pm. 24hr. lockers are available at Ostbahnhof and Alexanderplatz.

Bookstores: Marga Scholer Bucherstube, Knesebeckstr. 33, between Savignypl. and the Ku’damm. S3: Savignypl. Off-beat and contemporary reading material in English. Open M-W 9:30am-7pm,Th-F9:30am-8pm, Sa 9:30am-4pm. Dussman, Friedrichstr. 90. U6: Friedrichstr. Huge store; books in English on the 2nd fl. Open M-Sa lOam-lOpm.

Bi-Gay-Lesbian Resources: Lesbenberatung, Kulmer Str. 20a ( 215 20 00), offers lesbian counseling. Open M-Tu and Th 4-7pm, F 2-5pm. The gay equivalent is Schwulen-beratung, MommsenstraBe 45 ( 194 46), in Charlottenburg.

Laundromat: Waschcenter Schnell und Sauber has locations in Charlottenburg, Leib-nizstr. 72 (S3: Savignypl.); Schoneberg, Wexstr. 34 (U9: Bundespl.); Kreuzberg, Mehringdamm 32 (U6: Mehringdamm); Mitte, Torstr. 115 (U8: Rosenthaler PI.). Wash ‚2-4 for 6kg, dry ‚0.50 per 15min. Open daily 6am-llpm.


Emergency: Police: 110. Ambulance and Fire: 112.

Crisis Lines: American Hotline (-a-0177 814 15 10). Crisis and referral service. Frauenkrisenteiefon (614 22 42). Women’s crisis line. Open M and W noon-2pm, Th 2-4pm. Berliner Behindertenverband, Jagerstrafie 63d (204 38 47). Advice for the handicapped. Open M-F 8am-4pm.

Pharmacies: Pharmacies are ubiquitous. Europa-Apotheke, Tauentzienstr. 9-12 (261 41 42), is near Bahnhof Zoo. Open M-F 6am-8pm, Sa 9am-4pm.

Medical Assistance: The American and British embassies list English-speaking doctors. Emergency doctor (31 00 31); Emergency dentist ( 89 00 43 33). Both 24hr.

Internet Access: Some cafes have America Online internet stations, free for customers. Also try: Netlounge, Auguststr. 89. U-Bahn: Oranienburgerstr. ‚1.50 per hr. Open noon-midnight. Easy Everything, the corner of Kurfurstendamm and Meineckestr. fuses Dunkin’ Donuts and the Internet (finally!). ‚1.50-2.50 per hr. Open daily 6am-2:30am. Com Line, Innsbruckerstr. 56, in Schoneberg. ‚1 per hr. Open 24hr.

Post Offices: Joachimstaler Str. 7, down Joachimstaler Str. from Bahnhof Zoo. Open M-Sa 8am-midnight, Su lOam-midnight. Most neighborhood branches open M-F 9am-6pm, Sa 9am-noon. Address mail to be held: Firstname SURNAME, Postlagernde Briefe, Postamt in der Joachimstaler Str. 7, 10706 Berlin GERMANY.

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