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  • 03-03-2016 7:30am
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    Just heading off to Berlin for a 4 nights shortly, just wondering what are the must see sights

    Is there any day trips worth doing and general tips on berlin

    Thanks


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  • I'm also interested in this. I'm spending 5 nights in Berlin in July.

    Any and all recommendations would be appreciated.




  • Free walking tour?

    I always find them good to get an idea what to see in more detail.




  • Dresden, a big favourite of mine, is two hours away on the train. Makes a nice day trip. Booking train tickets early gets discounts, or it may even be covered on the great Schones Wochenende ticket (on regional trains).

    German trains are a pleasure.




  • I took a day trip to Potsdam when I was there. Interesting, especially if you like history.




  • I believe there is also a VW garage in Dresden! :)


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  • Sorry to hijack this thread but am thinking of visiting Berlin over the Halloween break. Does anyone know if shops, tourist places etc will be closed on the bank holiday Monday? Thanks!




  • Sorry to hijack this thread but am thinking of visiting Berlin over the Halloween break. Does anyone know if shops, tourist places etc will be closed on the bank holiday Monday? Thanks!

    Some smaller shops will be closed, but very few (if any) of the tourist places will be.




  • Your Face wrote: »
    I took a day trip to Potsdam when I was there. Interesting, especially if you like history.

    I totally agree about Potsdam. It is a beautiful place and so easily accessible from Berlin (only 20 minutes away by train).




  • Defo do a half day bike tour, and an organised pub crawl. 2 good history lessons :)




  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp might also be worth considering if you're into history. It's north of Berlin in Oranienburg, easily doable in 20-30 mins by train, 3.30 euro each way.

    If you're going to Dresden and have a budget, check out Flixbus - comfortable and cheap.

    Leipzig and Jena might also be worth considering.


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  • Drink a beer in the Ramones pub... Plenty to see with lots of memorabilia




  • Hey folks, didnt want to start another thread on berlin, so just reposting here.

    Heading over to Berlin, with my girlfriend for a weekend at the end of January. Flying in Friday morning until Sunday evening.
    We are staying in Kreuzberg. Looking for suggestions on what do/see etc . Not necessarily along the lines of galleries but open t all suggestions really.
    other suggestions.... restaurants, bars, outdoor sites, etc etc.

    Thanks in advance




  • miller82 wrote: »
    Hey folks, didnt want to start another thread on berlin, so just reposting here.

    Heading over to Berlin, with my girlfriend for a weekend at the end of January. Flying in Friday morning until Sunday evening.
    We are staying in Kreuzberg. Looking for suggestions on what do/see etc . Not necessarily along the lines of galleries but open t all suggestions really.
    other suggestions.... restaurants, bars, outdoor sites, etc etc.

    Thanks in advance

    In Kreuzberg, the best thing to do for bars and restaraunts is simply to go for a walk. There's hhndreds of them catered for pretty much every taste. Difficult to recommend anything without knowing what you;re into.

    Treptower Park is slghtly outside Kreuxberg, but it's excellent for morning/afternoon walks.




  • Re-awakening this thread (hopefully)

    I'm heading here with a group of 4 adults in the autumn, the hotel & flights booked and staying for 5 nights- looking for info on best value/options for transport around the city and entry to main attractions.

    What's not to be missed and what is best avoided?

    Any recommendations for nice restaurants that don't cost the earth.

    Is there anything like to coca cola bikes there, I'd like to cycle around the cit for an hour or so if possible.




  • phog wrote: »
    Re-awakening this thread (hopefully)

    I'm heading here with a group of 4 adults in the autumn, the hotel & flights booked and staying for 5 nights- looking for info on best value/options for transport around the city and entry to main attractions.

    What's not to be missed and what is best avoided?

    Any recommendations for nice restaurants that don't cost the earth.

    Is there anything like to coca cola bikes there, I'd like to cycle around the cit for an hour or so if possible.

    Most restaraunts are quiet inexpensive, depends on taste and what kind of food yoou're taking about.

    Dunno what "Coca-Cola" bikes are , but you can rent bikes by the hour/day all overt he city. Your hotel/hostel will be able to advise where the nearest to you would be.




  • phog wrote: »
    Re-awakening this thread (hopefully)

    I'm heading here with a group of 4 adults in the autumn, the hotel & flights booked and staying for 5 nights- looking for info on best value/options for transport around the city and entry to main attractions.


    Transit authority:

    http://www.bvg.de/en/

    Citymap
    http://fahrinfo.bvg.de/Fahrinfo/bin/query.bin/en?&ujm=1

    Transit map
    http://fahrinfo.bvg.de/Fahrinfo/bin/query.bin/en?ujm=1&MapLayer=NETWORK




  • Day transit tickets

    AB zones = 7.00

    ABC zones = 7.70

    zone C includes SXF airport and Potsdam

    Small group day ticket, up to 5 people

    AB = 19.90
    ABC = 20.80




  • https://shop.bvg.de/index.php/group/62

    Tourist transit tickets




  • Shameless bump.

    Heading to Berlin for 2 nights /3 days at the end of the month with my girlfriend. Anyone else been recently and what's recommended. Staying in the Berlin Mark Hotel off Kurfurstendamm.




  • Spend an afternoon wandering around Kreuzberg: https://goo.gl/maps/WWnFfkXuYBBQfHHSA

    Go here for some pick n' mix (the salty sweetcorn is addictive) and a beer: https://goo.gl/maps/5j3C1K6qsB1Q8MK9A

    Go to this market... we went twice: https://goo.gl/maps/E9ToRey8hFJvtx4h6 (It's a food market)


    Visit this church: https://goo.gl/maps/g8wBorpURLgoyCLA9 - On your way, pop into one of the many shops / (their version of off licences) and pick up a beer to keep you going. Then walk along the route of the Berlin Wall, crossing over the river back to the East side.



    Over by Zoogarten, visit this Church: https://goo.gl/maps/GL5w96ZwckA3uoY69

    Then go here (top floor) for an over-priced drink as you look down over the Zoo: https://goo.gl/maps/5V38TxpHaHxu8gAy5


    Go visit a bunker. You can't book tickets, so I advise getting there early in the morning and buy your ticket. You'll have an hour to kill. Go into the shopping mall beside the station and get some breakfast: https://goo.gl/maps/L5p632gpNHrHh8nc8



    I'm not much into my Museums, but this is different. A pictorial / walk-along read of the rise of the Third Reich. Built on the site of former SS HQ: https://goo.gl/maps/cBo1HtF8R7V2DwMEA



    That's just a pinch of the things we did in Berlin (we were there for 4 nights)


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  • Mehaffey1 wrote: »
    Shameless bump.

    Heading to Berlin for 2 nights /3 days at the end of the month with my girlfriend. Anyone else been recently and what's recommended. Staying in the Berlin Mark Hotel off Kurfurstendamm.

    Christmas markets will have started up by then - personal favourites are the ones at Spittalmarkt and Kulturbrauerie.


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