Enjoy Berlin And Its Surroundings On This Holiday

Berlin is a wonderful city, but very close to it it is possible to visit other places full of interest.
Enjoy Berlin and its surroundings on this vacation

If this vacation you have decided to travel to the German capital, pay attention. We show you the best plans to enjoy Berlin and its surroundings. Get ready to spend unforgettable days, with many interesting activities and visits. Ready to start the adventure?

How to get the most out of Berlin and its surroundings

Our first stop is the capital, Berlin. A city that can be seen at a different pace, it all depends on the time you have. Depending on your plans you can see more or less, although there are some essential stops.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Brandenburg gate

You cannot miss the Brandenburg Gate, one of the symbols of the city. It is located on Pariser Platz, at the end of the Unter den Linden avenue, the most important street in Berlin. Don’t miss it both day and night!

Of course, you must visit the cathedral, on the banks of the River Spree and famous for its green dome. And, if you want to know the history of Berlin in full, you cannot miss the East Side Gallery, a part of the old Wall transformed into an open-air art gallery.

We continue with the story. The Holocaust Memorial commemorates the horrors of the Nazi regime and honors its victims. Meanwhile, the remains of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are kept as a reminder of the destruction of the city during World War II.

Finally, don’t forget to visit the Reichstag building, the Bismark National Monument or the Victory Column, located in Tiergarten park. And much more!

What to see beyond Berlin?

As you have seen, in the capital of Germany you can do and see many things, and it all depends on your time. But beyond that, there are many more must-see places that will make you remember Berlin and its surroundings forever. What places are these? Look at them!

1. Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Sachsenhausen concentration camp
Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Perhaps on your trip to Germany you want to know in depth the history of Berlin and its surroundings. A good place to start and dive right into WWII is this concentration camp. A space of horror and tragedy today dedicated to memory and denunciation.

You can visit some buildings and an exhibition of objects that are preserved from those years. The most advisable thing is to do the visit with a guide who explains everything thoroughly.

You can get to this concentration camp either by public transport or by car, since it only takes an hour. Another concentration camp located 90 kilometers from Berlin is the Ravensbück camp.

2. Visit Potsdam

Sanssouci Palace in Postdam
Sanssouci Palace in Postdam

Potsdam is another must see if you want to continue enjoying Berlin and its surroundings. It is a city of great architectural beauty, so much so that many of its buildings are World Heritage Sites. Getting there is very simple, from Berlin it only takes 20 minutes by train

The city began to grow from the seventeenth century, when Frederick William I chose it as his place of residence when he went hunting. Today everyone can enjoy the beauty of its monuments and gardens.

We recommend that you start your visit in the Alexandrowka neighborhood, Weberviertel and the Dutch quarter. Then, direct your steps to the Sanssouci park, the Beldevere palace, the Babelsberg palace … How to see all this? With plenty of time and comfortable shoes!

3. Towns near Berlin

Canal in Rahnsford near Berlin
Canal in Rahnsford – Pascal Volk / Flickr.com

and its surroundings hide countless wonderful corners, and some of them have the shape of authentic fairytale villages. One of the most beautiful towns is Rahnsdorf, which is compared to Venice. Because? Through the surrounding canal network thanks to the Müggelsee lake!

If you are looking for a quieter option and where you can walk enjoying the charms of Germany, this is a good place. But you also have other towns, like Meissen, Lübben, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode … Where to start? Decide for yourself!

As you can see, Berlin and its surroundings have enough attractions for you to organize a long getaway. Trips like this are only done once and are always remembered. So now you know: camera, comfortable clothes, curiosity and interest in history… Enjoy it!

Fairytale villages in Germany

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