How it works:
- Opening: there are drivers who break off from the regular queue to solicit customers (illegal).
- Version 1: quoting you an inflated fare or adding fees undisclosed at the start.
- Version 2: currency switching – they switch the €50 note you handed over to a €10 note and ask you to top up the shortfall.
Places to beware:
- Berlin: Tegel Airport
What to do:
- Stick to the queue.
- Alternatives: taxi booking apps – myTaxi, Uber or day tour platforms like GetYourGuide (best in Europe) with 40+ transport options.