Travel and safety in Berlin

Germany is ranked 22nd out of 163 countries on the Global Peace Index, meaning it is generally a safe country to visit and live in. Crime rates are also declining, with figures showing that criminal offences for 2018 had decreased by 3.6% from 2017. Berlin has also been classed as safe for female and solo travellers.

The main things to be cautious of when travelling around the city are pickpockets. It’s advised not to carry valuables around with you if they aren’t necessary and to keep all of your belongings close.

Applying for a German driving license

In spite of Berlin’s well-developed public transport system, it can sometimes be more convenient to buy or rent a moped or car during your time at BSBI. However, this would require you to obtain a German driving license. Learn more about the application process for a German driving license and its pre-requirements now.
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Public transport in Berlin

Berlin boasts a well-developed and efficient public transport system that can help you travel around the city without much hassle. An added advantage of the public transport system in the city is that it remains open, even in the late hours of the night.
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Police force

The toll-free number for contacting the police in Berlin is 110. The local police in the city are called the Berlin Landespolizei and are resourceful and friendly. Ensure you know the route and location of the nearest police station to the BSBI campus in case of emergencies or immediate danger.
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