Berlin is one of Europe’s top destinations for a city break, but many people often struggle to fit all of the city’s main highlights in. Well, luckily you’ll find below a handy three-day guide for you to get the most out of a short trip to Berlin.
Chances are if you’re going to Berlin for a weekend, you’ll arrive fairly late on. So assuming you don’t touch down until the afternoon, here’s a couple of things to do to make the most of your first day.
First off, head over to the East Side Gallery. This 1.3 kilometre stretch of the Berlin Wall is a must-see with its 105 painting from artists from all corners of the planet. Admire the artwork and enjoy the walk before heading into the city centre. Enjoy a nice meal in one of Berlin’s many burger restaurants before taking a trip to the Reichstag, the parliament building of Germany. The building is one of the country’s top attractions and therefore gets very busy, making a visit late in the day a great idea.
After that, head on over to the Brandenburg Gate, the iconic gate between East and West Berlin to see it all lit up in the night sky.
Try to get up early and head to Badeschiff for an early morning swim. Yes, this outdoor swimming pool, permanently docked on the River Spree, is a sight to see and a swim in the waters will certainly wake you up and get you ready for the day.
Then take one of the underground tours of Berlin’s wartime tunnels and passageways. This tour will fascinate and you’ll learn a lot about the conditions of the wartime officers who spent their last few days camped out underground.
In the afternoon, continue the day of learning by visiting the Museum Island in the middle of Spree. This island boasts five different museums so you’ll be able to see all sorts of different exhibitions without having to walk very far at all.
Then at night why not try one of Berlin’s many nightclubs? Ashpalt and Tresor are two of the most popular with tourists, but you’ll be able to see for yourself where the party is at on any given Berlin evening.
After sleeping off a hangover (or taking another dip in the Badeschiff!), why not visit the Holocaust Memorial? It is one of the world’s most thought-provoking places and it would really be a shame to leave the city without having visited to pay your respects.
Right next to the memorial you’ll find the Tiergarten, Berlin’s huge park, where you can enjoy a nice walk and see some scenery as your Berlin trip comes to a close.
The above ideas are just that: ideas! So any changes or adaptations you make could make your weekend even better! You can start planning your short Berlin trip now and even book those flights and that accommodation, perhaps with Go with Oh, a recognised company that has been “on the go” for 16 years. Whenever your Berlin trip is, you’ll be sure to have a great time!