In Brief: BVG partners with Netflix’s ‘Dark’ for 33-year ticket, and more headlines

The BVG has partnered with the Netflix series “Dark” to create a special 33-year transit pass. In other news, there’s now a way to “Spende Dein Pfand” or “Donate your Deposit” at Schönefeld Airport. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

Photo (c) Ekaterina Zershchikova / Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH




The Südkreuz train station is once again the testing ground for new video recognition technology.

The new cameras are designed to trigger an alarm when detecting potentially suspicious activity, like a person lying on the ground or an unattended item of luggage. The test project will run at Südkreuz station until the end of the year.


The BVG is partnering with the Netflix time travel series “Dark” this Friday to create a so-called “33-year ticket.”

The daylong ticket, which will be available in U-Bahn stations across Berlin, allows the rider to travel all day on June 21, 2019 — plus all day 33 years later, on June 21, 2052.

And – anyone who purchases the “Dark” day ticket this Friday has a chance to win a unique ticket — that’s good not only 33 years from now, but for the 12,043 days in between.

People looking to try their luck for that special 33-year ticket have to enter the serial number from their day ticket onto the BVG’s website. The winner will be notified later in June.

33 is a significant number in the Netflix show’s world because time travel happens in 33-year increments.


A new initiative at Schönefeld Airport allows passengers to donate their bottles before heading to their flights. The project, called “Spende Dein Pfand” or “Donate your Deposit,” has been successfully running at Tegel Airport for two years.

The money collected from the deposits goes toward Berliner Tafel, a donation-funded organization that helps provide food to people throughout the city.


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