20 April 2018
On Friday 20 April 2018, a World War 2 era bomb will be defused in the Mitte district of central Berlin. From 9am all buildings within a 800m radius of a building site on Heidestrasse will be evacuated, including Berlin's central train station, the A&O Hostel on Lehrterstrasse, the Economy Ministry, the Bundeswehr hospital and part of Charité hospital. Expect disruption to travel in the area and at the central train station. Follow the advice of the local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Germany and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism.