Arriving and Living in Berlin

Within the first few weeks of your arrival, you will need to take care of several formalities with the German authorities and the Charité.

Apartments

Finding affordable accommodations can be challenging, so you should start looking as soon as possible. For information on different areas of the city, see http://wikitravel.org/en/Berlin.
On request, the NeuroCure office can provide you with useful links for your apartment search.

Banks

> German bank account

Culture

Some of Berlin's most popular attractions include the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin TV Tower, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, and Museum Island, to name just a few. For more information on sightseeing and special events, see:
www.berlin.de
www.tip-berlin.de
www.zitty.de

Family services

> Family

German courses

There are many German language courses in Berlin, as a look at the internet will show. The links below offer a few places to start your search.
> Berliner Volkshochschulen> Berlitz
> Goethe Institut Berlin
> Language Centre of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Health insurance

> Health insurance

Public transport

The local transport authority, the BVG, provides routes, timetables, and prices for all forms of public transport in Berlin (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Tram, bus) as well as a convenient journey planner. The S- and U-Bahn map will help you get most places you need to go.
The closest S- and U-Bahn stations for Campus Charité Mitte are: S+U-Friedrichstrasse, S-Hauptbahnhof, S-Nordbahnhof, U-Oranienburger Tor and U-Naturkundemuseum.

Visas

> Visas affairs