British Embassy Berlin
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
Consular counter services available by appointment:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 12pm
Monday-Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
2017 public holidays
Our office will be closed for the following public holidays in 2017
|Monday 2 January||Berlin only|
|Friday 6 January||Munich only|
|Monday 27 February||Düsseldorf only (Rosenmontag)|
|Friday 14 April||All offices|
|Monday 17 April||All offices|
|Monday 1 May||All offices|
|Thursday 25 May||All offices|
|Monday 5 June||All offices|
|Thursday 15 June||Düsseldorf and Munich only|
|Tuesday 15 August||Munich only|
|Monday 28 August||Berlin only|
|Tuesday 3 October||All offices|
|Tuesday 31 October||All offices (Reformationstag)|
|Wednesday 1 November||Düsseldorf and Munich only|
|Monday 25 December||All offices|
|Tuesday 26 December||All offices|
Getting to the embassy
The British Embassy Berlin is located near the Brandenburg Gate at Wilhelmstraße 70.
By public transport
The underground line U55, and S-Bahn numbers S1, S2, S25 will take you to the embassy. The nearest stop is Brandenburger Tor. Bus number TXL (to and from Tegel airport) and 200 also stop near the embassy.
We are sorry that there is no public parking space here. The nearest available parking is on the southern end of Wilhelmstraße or the Parkhaus Adlon on Behrenstraße.
All visitors to the embassy will have to go through the security checkpoint at the entrance. Please co-operate with the security team as they conduct their checks which should only take a few minutes. The security measures in place are for the benefit of visitors and staff.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and this embassy are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this embassy. We hope this information is helpful.
General physical access
The British Embassy Berlin is a modern building that has been designed and built with many features to aid disabled customers in mind. There are, however, some points that you will wish to take note of if you plan to visit us.
- our entrance is clear and unobstructed. You can access the public areas of the embassy and the consulate with wheelchairs
- wheelchair access to the public area of the embassy (Wintergarden) is gained by using the lift and a permanent ramp with handrails. You will be accompanied at all times
- the lift is available to all floors of the embassy and is fully accessible to wheelchair-users. You will be accompanied at all times
- the consulate and the Wintergarden are equipped with toilets specially designed for the needs of wheelchair-users and those with limited physical mobility; see floor plan
- the public areas of the consular section, including the counter and interview room, are easily accessible to those in wheelchairs or with physical disabilities
- the lift and all interior and exterior stairways are fitted with handrails
- we have no public parking but if you would like to come by car please contact the management section about parking
- floor coverings within the embassy are safe and even
- please be aware there are fire/smoke doors within the office corridors and they are heavy and not easy to use for those with mobility impairment, but to assist you, you will be accompanied at all times. There are no such doors in our public areas
- the building is well lit
- the embassy is fitted with emergency alarms and arrangements are in place for assisting disabled visitors in case of emergency/evacuation. Members of staff will help you to leave the embassy
- there are two telephones in the consulate and one in the public area. They are at standard height but staff will help you using them if necessary
Access for visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing visitors
- signs within the embassy are mostly clear and easy to read in both German and English. Some of the statutory notices in the visa/consular section are, however, not ideally formatted for the visually impaired. Please ask if you require any help with any information within the embassy
- hearing loops, minicom and textphones are not installed
- we don’t have an internal interpreter for sign language but we can hire one. Please contact management section or JCI (if you are planning an event in the embassy) in advance
- guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome
If you need to visit us or use our services and feel that they may be inaccessible to you, please contact the management officer, Che Parekh, on telephone number +49 (0) 30 204570 who will try to find an alternative way of providing access for you.