The German capital invites us to visit it at any time of the year… You will always find something to do! Whether you’re interested in history, art, or alternative culture, you’ll need to plan your visit to Berlin very well. We want to give you some tips so that you can enjoy a fascinating city to the fullest. Do not miss it!
Divide the tours according to the theme
You must bear in mind that you are traveling to a huge city full of things to enjoy or know. Whether you only have a weekend or if you are going to be more days, it is essential that you organize your visit to Berlin in as much detail as possible.
If, for example, you are going to stay 4 days, you can organize each day according to the season or theme. It begins with the Brandenburg Gate area, World War II attractions (Jewish Quarter, Unter den Linden and Holocaust Memorial), the Cold War zone (Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, East Side Gallery) and the present (Tempelhof, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg).
We recommend that you acquire the Berlin Welcome Card, which allows you to use unlimited means of transport and enter museums and attractions with discounts of up to 50%.
Try the typical gastronomy
You can’t leave Berlin without having tried the currywurst, as well as the sausages, chukrut, beer and apple pies. A menu in a downtown restaurant can be around 15 euros per person. But it is always advisable to look for less touristy establishments to taste 100% homemade dishes.
Your visit to Berlin: better in good weather
Although you can choose any time of year for your visit to Berlin, it is always better to visit it when it is hot or the weather is more pleasant. In winter the temperatures are very low (below zero) and it usually snows.
Although there are fewer tourists and everything is more affordable or you have to queue less, the truth is that the days are also shorter and the weather can play a trick on you.
Add free attractions
Germany in general, and Berlin in particular, are not one of the cheapest places in Europe. But the good thing is that there are always options that are not paid and that you can take advantage of to save something on your stay.
For example, on Tuesdays there are free Philharmonic concerts at 1 pm (go 45 minutes before to get a place because it is not reserved). On Sundays you can enjoy karaoke in Maurerpark and you can go up to the dome of the parliament (Reichstag) once you have requested the date and time on its official website.
Also, of course, you can take advantage of the free walking tours, you can choose between different tours of the main attractions. Of course, it is recommended that at the end you leave a tip to the guide …
Choose the right neighborhood to stay
It all depends on your tastes, your budget and the days you stay. To stay, you can opt for neighborhoods like Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Mitte. In the first, you’ll be near the East Side Gallery, packed with shops, restaurants, and outdoor parks. It is also the area with the most nightlife, with many museums, bridges and with a more affordable hotel offer.
In the case of Mitte, it is the best idea to be close to everything. Although it is a little more expensive, you can do almost any visit on foot (and you will save transportation). From there you are close to Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate and Postdamer Platz, among others. The hotel offer, of course, is a bit more expensive.
Do not miss the most important of the city
This tip is intended, more than anything, for those who make a brief visit to Berlin. Keep in mind that you will not have time to know everything because the city has many attractions.
However, with good planning, it will give you time to visit, at least, the essentials of the city. We talked about the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, the Berlin Wall, the Pergamon Museum, Checkpoint Charlie, Postdamer Platz, East Side Gallery, the cathedral and the Reichstag.