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There are often other hitchhikers here early, and it is polite to wait until they have left. Get here early to avoid the competition.
This spot is both faster & cheaper to get to than option 2: Michendorf. You will need 25 minutes from Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Main Station) on an AB-ticket (EUR 2.70), compared to ~1 hour (including the walk) on an ABC-ticket (EUR 3303.30) to Michendorf.
There is a lot of long distance traffic heading south and west, with high chances of finding a ride for at least several hundred kilometres. However, it is ''not'' a good spot to hitch East.
==== Option 2: Raststätte Michendorf ====
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<li>Take a regional train (e.g. RE7 direction [[Dessau]], check [http://www.fahrinfo-berlin.de/Fahrinfo/bin/ fahrinfo-berlin.de] for route information) from the centre and get off at ''Michendorf'' (zones ABC, EUR 3.1030). Leave the station at the left side (in direction of the train). Turn right into the Potsdamer Straße and walk south 1.3 km. Turn right into Feldstraße and follow it till you see the [[rest area|Raststätte]]. Enter via the green emergency door.</li>
<li>Take bus 643 or 608 from [[Potsdam]] Hbf which also passes the train station at Michendorf. Get off at ''Michendorf Luckenwalder Straße''. Walk 100 m south along Potsdamer Straße and then turn right into Feldstraße, following it for ≈800 m until the Raststätte.</li>
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==== Option 1: Raststätte Michendorf ====
# Take a regional train (e.g. RE7 direction Dessau, check fahrinfo-berlin.de for route information) from the centre and get off at Michendorf (zones ABC, EUR 3.1030). Leave the station at the left side (in direction of the train). Turn right into the Potsdamer Straße and walk south ≈1.7 km on Potsdamer Straße until it ends (it bends right and is called An der Autobahn then). Keep walking straight ahead on a footpath and cross the tunnel under the Autobahn A10. After the tunnel, turn right on a sandy path through the forest. Follow the track until you are at the hamburger restaurant at the [[rest area]]. The petrol station is after the restaurant and seems to be better for getting rides.
# Take bus 643 from ''Potsdam Hbf'', direction Busendorf, and get off at ''Michendorf, Bergheide''. Walk back 40 m in the direction the bus came from to the junction. There will be a small road going to the left, through the forest. Follow this road for ≈1 km to the Raststätte.
=== Poland > Amsterdam highway 10 ===
The best to hitchhike is to get off at ''Rasthof Michendorf'' (after all the ring interchanges). There is a bridge over the Autobahn nearby so if you are coming from [[Poland]] you can jump over and easily find someone going into the city.
* Alternatively, you can walk into Michendorf itself, which takes about 20 min. Just head north from the petrol stations (you can go under the Autobahn from the southern petrol station). From Michendorf, you can take a train for EUR 3.10 30 to the centre of Berlin (the ABC ticket, which is valid for 2 hours, so you can also use metro, bus etc. when in Berlin). The last train everyday is at 22:30. So don't leave the petrol station if you get there after 22:00.
If you want to go '''reach Berlin most efficiently''' with public transports the best is to get of at "Königs Wusterhausen"/"Wildau". The exit is one exit after the "Schönefelder Kreuz" on the A10 direction Poland. I consider it as the quickest to get in Berlin from the South! Maybe your driver can drop you in the village at the S-Bahn otherwise here is the independent version:
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