How many parking zones are there in Berlin and where can I park?
Here are the most important answers about parking in Berlin and the surrounding area.
44 Parking Zones in Berlin
There are about 44 parking zones in Berlin. Parking is permitted in them at the roadside for a fee. The user must take a parking ticket from a parking ticket machine and stick it visibly behind the windshield.
The machines accept coins, and payment by cell phone is also possible in many cases, for example with the easypark app. So far, 40% of parking spaces in the city center are subject to a charge, and this is set to rise to 70% by the end of 2020.
Outside the parking zones, parking is free of charge. The Gratisparken.de website shows ways to park your car free of charge.
Cell phone apps, such as Parkopedia and Parku, find the next free parking space, show you how to get there with real navigation, and provide information about the costs in advance.
Parking Garages in Berlin
There are pay-and-display parking garages all over the city, many of which are located near train stations, sights, and shopping centers. Worth mentioning is the parking garage at Alexanderplatz, as it is very centrally located and from there many sights can be easily reached on foot.
Parking at Hotels in the City Center
Most hotels in the center also offer paid parking, although the fees are much higher than in the parking garage. Hotel Adlon and Hotel Marriott, for example, are a 5-minute walk from the Brandenburg Gate.
Parking is often found in supermarket lots, especially on weekends. However, ground sensors have been installed in over 80 supermarkets to measure parking time. If the permitted parking time is exceeded, fines of around 20 euros are incurred.
Park & Ride in Berlin
Park and Ride parking lots are located directly at many regional, S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations, not all of them are free of charge.
Car Towed Away?
If your car has been towed away, the police's information and tracing service can provide information by calling (030) 4664709800. Towing charges can be up to 380 euro.