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How to spend 3 days in Berlin

Multicultural and modern, Berlin has outgrown its World War II past. the Berlin Wall is still a massive presence and one of the, the city has into one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Here’s what you can’t afford to miss during your 3 days in Berlin.

Day 1: First glimpse of Berlin’s top attractions

Morning

Start your Berlin itinerary by visiting one of the top attractions in the city: The Berlin Wall. Torn down in 1989, only a small part of the wall remains as the East Side Gallery of street art. Spot all the historical events in graffiti, including the much-photographed Honecker and Brezhnev kiss. Learn more at The Wall Museum.

Afternoon

Walk alongside Spree River or take the S-Bahn to Alexanderplatz. Berlin’s largest square is full of shops and restaurants where you can take a lunch break. If you're not afraid of heights, go up the TV Tower for a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

Evening

Hop on the S-Bahn to another well-known attraction in Berlin: the iconic selfie spot, Brandenburg Gate. There are plenty of local and international restaurants where you can have dinner. For travelers looking for something more traditional, search for a menu with currywurst.

Day 2: Remember the history and embrace the culture

Morning

Berlin played a major role in World War II. Sights like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe offer visitors a chance to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust and learn about the history.

Afternoon

Head to the Nikolai Quarter, the oldest in Berlin. You'll find picturesque riverside buildings and cobblestone streets lined with cafes and restaurants. It's the perfect spot for a lunch break. Hop on a boat tour in the Spree for a chance to see the city from a different perspective.

Evening

End the day at Hackescher Markt in the Mitte neighborhood. Do some shopping and enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants or cafes. If you prefer something livelier, explore Berlin’s famous techno scene on your own or join a night pub crawl.

Day 3: Save the day for heritage, museums, and art

Morning

Start the day at Charlottenburg Palace. Once a royal summer palace, today it’s one of the most iconic attractions in Berlin. Admire the baroque architecture and magnificent gardens. Surrounded by top restaurants, the Charlottenburg area is a great place to have lunch before continuing your trip.

Afternoon

Head to the Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and visit five museums with only one ticket. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, the complex includes the Pergamon Museum, Bode-Museum, New Museum, Old National Gallery, and Old Museum.

Evening

Head to Auguststraße to uncover Berlin’s art scene through the many galleries on this street. If you have time for one more museum, visit the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. For travelers who prefer a more immersive experience, find a guided tour specializing in the diversity of Berlin’s art scene.

What is the best way to get around in Berlin?

The easiest way to get to the city center from any of the airports (Tegel or Schonefeld) is on the Airport Express Bus.

Berlin is a great city to explore on foot, but for better time efficiency, use the public transportation system. The network of S-Bahn (trains) and U-Bahn (subway) is easy to use and will take you to most top attractions. Buses are also available, but keep in mind that heavy traffic during rush hour can cause delays.

Biking is another option to get around Berlin. You can ride your bicycle on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn for an additional fee. Traffic rules apply to cyclers: respect red lights and pedestrians.

Good tips to know when visiting Berlin

  • There is more to cuisine in Berlin than wursts and beer. In such a multicultural city like the German capital, it shouldn't be a surprise that the number one fast food is the Turkish doner kebab. Despite the tradition of meat-based dishes, vegan and vegetarian travelers will find plenty of suitable restaurants in Berlin.
  • Tipping is not mandatory, but in taxis, restaurants, bars, and cafes, you can round up the bill in appreciation for good service.
  • With something always happening throughout the year, Berlin maintains a relatively constant buzz of activity. Consider Christmas and Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) as the busiest times to visit the city.

Sightseeing in Berlin

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What people are saying about Berlin

This was a great tour. I was actually quite surprised how informative it was. Stefan was a great guide and was very informative, not only on the Reichstag but also the history of the local area. Getting a briefing on the parliament was also very interesting and is well worth visit. We thorough enjoyed this activity and surprised how good the tour was. Stefan the guide also made it very enjoyable.

If you are short on time but want to see half of Berlin main attractions from water - this is for you! We live and Berlin and just wanted to have a different perspective on the city

Excellent boat, excellent commentary, super staff! The fact that the boat was on many levels, meant that you could be in sun or shade and the service remained superb.

Very inspiring. Rainy and cold day that turned out really great, especially thanks to our guide who was fabulous. Very energetic and dramatic. And we learned a lot.

Das Personal war super! Fahrt war schön, auch für Urberliner. Definitiv weiterzuempfehlen!