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The cost of a day pass on all forms of Berlin transit within zones A and B (including the Tegel airport) is €6.70 (full tariff as of November 2013), which is less than most "hop-on" bus tours on offer and gives you much more flexibility and better access due to the multitude of lines and stops.
The downside is that some lines get pretty crowded in rush hours, and obviously no buses are open-top.
The most important stations are: One of the best, and most cost-effective, ways of exploring Berlin is riding one of Berlin's over 400 double-decker buses.
You can enjoy great views, especially if you get to sit in the front, at just the cost of a bus ticket.
Reichstag (short for Reichstagsgebäude, Reichstag building) refers to the building itself, while Bundestag is the name of the legislative body that meets there – the German parliament.
In everyday speech, Germans don't always make that distinction and sometimes refer to the building as Bundestag (even the U-Bahn stop is called that), but never the other way around: the last people to refer to the parliament as Reichstag were the nazis.
The old district Mitte as covered in this guide can be divided into several neighborhoods: ), a giant palace of glass and steel, which is at the border of Mitte and Tiergarten.
It is here where you will find the vast majority of the most popular sights.There are two lines especially developed with tourists in mind - the 100 and 200 - as well as some Metro Bus lines (replacing the tram system dismantled in West Berlin), both of which are generally operated using double-decker buses.The buses generally operate every 10 minutes and you may rely on their punctuality except for extreme rush hours, but do mind diversions due to the frequent construction works in Berlin and check the current Fahrplan at bvg.de, the bus stops and on the bus.Museumsinsel Based on plans of the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1822 and starting with construction from 1830 onwards, the island in the river Spree was developed as a Museum island by the Prussian emperors.There are five museums today on that island that mainly focus on archaeology and art of the 19th century. €12 The square formerly hosting a cattle market (Ochsenplatz) was named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I when he visited in 1805.