Here's How To Spend 3 Days In Berlin And Get High On Its Vibes
With so many museums, art galleries, memorials, parks, traditional eateries, and a happening nightlife, Berlin has a lot to offer. It is not easy to explore Berlin’s rich cultural landscape and summertime activities within a time span of just 3 days, which is why we are here to help.If you are planning a trip to Berlin - this historical city anytime soon and don’t want to miss any exciting place or activity, refer to this all in one guide for spending 3 wholesome days in Berlin. Most famous landmarks, beautiful places, and local eateries are well covered in here.
Alternatively, many guided tours for Berlin are available which provide a pretty good assortment of historical, cultural and happening places and make planning your trip to the city hassle-free! You can choose from the best Berlin tours and decide if you wish to take a sightseeing tour, adventure tour, nightlife tour or cruise tour. So pack your bags and head to the city now.
DAY 1- Head to the Berlin Wall and Explore the neighboring landmarks
Start your trip to Berlin easy and take a stroll through the picturesque Landwehr Canal or Neuköllner Schifffahrtskanal where numerous cafes await you with scrumptious cuisines. Then head to some of the famous landmarks of the city and end your day indulging in the city’s bubbling nightlife at local bars and restaurants.
Places to See
- While passing through the Landwehr Canal, one place you cannot miss is the longest open-air gallery in the world- the East side gallery. Featuring incredible artwork for over 1.3 kilometers, the gallery will bring out the art lover in you.
- As you reach the Berlin wall consider exploring areas like the Berlin Wall Memorial Museum area where you can learn about the city’s historical background.
- Then, head to Alexanderplatz and consider visiting the city’s most visible landmark, the 368 meters tall TV tower which offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline and beyond.
- From there, you can cover Nikolaiviertel which is the city’s oldest district with a picturesque neighborhood and which also provides a vantage point to view the Berlin Cathedral.
- If time permits, head to the Museum Island which features the five major museums listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites where art and historically significant artifacts will leave you fascinated.
Things to do
- As you head to the Berlin Wall, take out your camera and click as many pictures as you like from the bridge named Oberbaumbrücke. Stunning views of the city on either side will kickstart your Berlin tour with a bang.
- Learn about the city’s rich history at the Berlin Wall Memorial Museum and try climbing the TV Tower as you will get to experience the surreal beauty of the city from up there.
- Witness great works of art and don’t forget to explore the collections of rulers and princes if you decide on visiting the Museum Island.
Where and What to eat
- Many restaurants and cafes are available along the Landwehr Canal where you can try different cuisines.
- Some famous restaurants located near the Berlin Wall you can head to include Scheers Schnitzel where Schnitzels are a must try. Alternatively, head to Seoulkitchen for mouth-watering Korean barbeque, salmon and tuna maki.
- After a long day exploring the city, you would want to rejuvenate yourself with a drink and Hackescher Markt is just the place for that. The street is loaded with bars and eateries which offer Italian, Spanish, Irish, German and various other cuisines. So head to the street, choose one of the many or go bar hopping to explore the nightlife of this bustling city.
DAY 2- Explore the area from Charlottenburg Castle to Kurfürstendamm
Your second day in Berlin will be full of interesting places and activities. Take a stroll through the Charlottenburg Castle and then head to the Kurfürstendamm to buy some memorable souvenirs for friends and family back home. End your day with local cuisines and authentic food of Berlin and some best-rated restaurants.
Places to See
- Start your day by heading off to the Charlottenburg Castle. Extensive gardens surround this royal property and the stunning interiors best compliment the historical building to make your visit an intriguing one.
- After living the royal life, head towards Kurfürstendamm and shop to your heart’s content. The shopping street’s end brings you to the memorial church named Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche featuring war ruins fitting to end your day with peace and abundance of history.
- If you get enough of the history and still wish to explore a little more, head to Aquarium Berlin where sharks, snakes, jellyfish, clownfish, crocodiles and flashlight tours will awaken the child in you.
Things to do
- Take a stroll through the Charlottenburg Castle and feel like you have been transported back to the days of Prussian kingdom. The place is also famous for musical performances so don’t forget to attend one.
- Explore everything- from designer clothes to intriguing buildings as you walk along the Kurfürstendamm street. Don’t forget to take in the rich history of German capital and let the history buff in you take over at the memorial church at the street end.
- Witness the fascinating sight of sharks being fed, and gain inclusive insights about the aquatic life through different levels of our attraction on your tours inside the Aquarium Berlin.
Where and What to eat
- As you visit the Charlottenburg Castle, stop by the small Orangery and have tea at the Palace Garden Cafe. You will experience royalty as you sip flavorful tea around such lavish premises.
- Around Charlottenburg Castle, you can stop by GLASS to have Berlin inspired delicacies at affordable prices. The menu changes daily and vegan version of dishes is also available.
- If you crave for sushi in Berlin, stop by Kuchi. Don’t forget to try their inventive rolls, the most popular among them being ‘My Best Friend’s Roll’.
- End your Day 2 at Potsdamer Platz, the heart of city’s history where abundant restaurants and cafes await you with varying cuisines and drinks. If you are looking for simple dining space where you can also have a glass of beer or wine, head to Joseph Roth Diele.
DAY 3- Pay a visit to Reichstag and take some time off on Berlin’s treasured Gardens
End your Berlin tour at the rejuvenating gardens of the city while you start your day learning about the historical building named Reichstag.
Places to see
- One of the must-visit places in Berlin is Reichstag, so start your day here and learn about the historic building’s turbulent history. The spectacular glass dome and lawn are ideal to spend a relaxing time in Berlin. Take a guided tour or audio tour of the area and explore the dome and Parliament quarter at their best.
- Once done with Reichstag, which will take half your day, spend the other half relaxing at the beautiful gardens of the city. You can drop by Berlin’s oldest and largest park named Tiergarten Park and spend the evening amidst the calm surroundings and lush greenery.
- If time permits and you crave for more, head to the oldest shopping center of Berlin named Europa Center browse through an extensive collection of homeware, fashion, and exciting gifts.
Things to do
- As you take an elevator to Reichstag top, take in the city’s breathtaking views from the terrace and don’t forget to click some Instagram-worthy pictures from here.
- At the Tiergarten Park, climb the spiral staircase and take in the panoramic views of the city.
- End your day buying souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family at the Europa Center.
Where and What to eat
- Reichstag hosts Feinkost Käfer which is a great restaurant to stop by and have your lunch. Incredible views of the city’s skyline best compliment the food offered. Tempting cakes, veal tongue ragout, and crispy saddle of suckling pig & braised ribs are worth a try.
- Near the Tiergarten Park, go for Neni Berlin, which along with tasty food, also comes with views of the park, zoo and city west. Beet & Carrott Salad, Caramelized Eggplant, and Hamshuka are some of the favorites in here.
- Alternatively, you can try the Big Ben Burger at the Probier Mahl or pasta with salami at La Focaccia.
Though it is tough to cover all the major attractions of this historical city in 3 days, yet this itinerary will help you cover the significant ones. Cultural heritage, scrumptious cuisines, and exquisite artwork await you at this wonderful city. So plan your trip and start exploring!
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