See Berlin in Two Days
Berlin is one of the most epic cities in the world and a city with a rich history and culture. The city offers an eclectic mix of modern and classic architecture, shopping, dynamic entertainment, and a wide variety of sports and cultural institutions.
When people travel around Europe, they typically want to see the most in the shortest time. If you are in Berlin just for two days, you can not see everything. However you do not want to miss any highlights the city has to offer. Worry not as our travel itinerary of 2 days will make sure that you visit all the famous attractions the city has to offer. To get the most out of your journey, be sure to follow the guide. It will most definitely be the best travel partner you could have asked for.
Getting To Berlin
- People coming to Berlin by air will have the opportunity to land at two airports. The Tegel (TXL) airport in the north and Schönefeld (SXF) in the south of the city. In future the Brandenburg airport may be opened too. A chauffeured car will be waiting outside the airport to pick you up, if you choose our services. The driver will be waiting inside the arrivals hall holding a sign to welcome you to Berlin. From there on the car and the driver will be on your disposal to enjoy Berlin. It is even possible to hire our cars to travel around Europe and to enjoy the holiday to the maximum.
- The next and most common mode of transport to get to Berlin is on a train. Tourists coming on a train will reach “Hauptbahnhof,” the main train station in Berlin. The city center is just 10 minutes’ drive from the train station. Again our driver will be waiting for you at the arrival platform.
- A lot of travelers choose the most comfortable way to get to Berlin. Instead of going by public bus or train, they hire our chauffeured cars and minivans. We provide comfortable transfers between Berlin and Amsterdam, Cesky Krumlov, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Karlovy Vary, Krakow, Munich, Nuremberg, Prague and Vienna. On demand we are able to cater any transportation from/to Berlin.
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Too much to explore and so little time. It is is a dilemma most of the tourists face when visiting a new city. Every traveler wants to learn about the culture, history, and especially the food of his/her travel destination. It is here that our service comes into play. We realize that every second of the trip counts. Time is a precious asset. We make sure that Berlin stays as a perfect memory for a long time.
Berlin Day 1
Berlin, the capital of Germany, has it all. It is a city boasting a killer nightlife, has amazing local food and world-famous beer, is rich with vibrant culture, and has tones of history. This makes it one of the best cities to visit in Europe. Along with world-renowned monuments such as the Berlin Wall, Reichstag, and the Brandenburg Gate, there are plenty of places to see in Berlin! And it can all be seen in just two days.
It is always recommended to start your day with a hefty and delicious breakfast. It gives you the energy to get you going while also setting the mood of the entire day. Hallmann and Klee, Isla Coffee Berlin, and Okay Café are some of the famous cafes for breakfast, so do check those out. Those feeling a bit lazy can enjoy the meal at the comfort of their hotel.
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There is no better way to start the trip than by visiting the most famous landmark of the city, The Brandenburg Gate. Built between 1788 and 1791, the Gate has come to symbolize many of the city’s historical events. The landmark, once a symbol of a divided nation, has now become a symbol of unity and peace after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Gate consists of six columns and is topped with a horse-drawn chariot carrying the Goddess of Victory named Victoria. The neo-classical building was designed by Carl Langhans, a famous architect to the Prussian court, who was greatly inspired by the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens.
Why visit Brandenburg Gate?
The top-rated tourist attraction has a rich history behind it. The Gate has marked the entrance to the city since 1971 and has been the backdrop to several political speeches. The Gate lies in Pariser Platz, an iconic square in the center of Berlin. Several attractions are in the vicinity, like the famous Adlon Hotel, Madame Tussauds, and some embassies.
Your chauffeured car will drop you off on the side from the Unter den Linden street and the Adlon Kempinski Hotel.
Address: Pariser Platz, 10117, Berlin
The Reichstag building
A stone throws away from the Brandenburg Gate lies the Reichstag building. The building, which was completed in 1894, served as the home to the German holy empire. The building is an architectural wonder and plays a vital role for the people of Berlin.
Why visit the Reichstag building?
It is the current home of the German parliament and can be a great place to see where the decisions of the country are made. The glass dome at the top of the building provides some spectacular panoramic view of the Berlin skyline and also has a restaurant. The building is a famous art venue and has a considerable art collection which the tourists can see.
Address: Platz der Republik 1, 11011, Berlin
Berlin Wall Memorial
The city center of Berlin houses some major attractions of the city. Berlin Wall Memorial is another major attraction which is just 10 minute’s drive from the Reichstag building. The wall was built in 1961 to prevent East German citizens from fleeing to West Germany. At the time it was torn down, the wall had stretched to a massive 155 kilometers. The most important stop is the Checkpoint Charlie. Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.
Why visit the Berlin Wall Memorial?
The memorial gives a stark reminder of the time gone by and the hatred that once divided Europe. It also highlights the atrocities committed under Nazi rule. While most of the wall is covered with graffitis and murals, this 1.4-kilometer stretch of the wall is preserved as a part of the Berlin war memorial.
Pro Tip: While you may have seen the Berlin wall in its original form here, head over to the East side gallery, which is the largest remaining section of the wall. When the wall was torn down, artists from all over the world were called to create artwork on a stretch that was not dismantled. The murals depicted freedom and hope.
Address: Bernauer Straße 111, 13355 Berlin
Museum Island (+ Lunch Stop)
Museum Island is not only a top Berlin attraction for art lovers. You could simply wander the grounds of the island and admire the amazing scenery or visit the ensemble of five museums on the island that is on UNESCO’s world heritage sites list. Before venturing into history through the museums, it is recommended to get a quick lunch from restaurants nearby. Jolly, Qadmous, and James Simon Bar are some of the top-rated restaurants in the area, so do check them out.
Once done with your meal you could visit any of the five museums. The names and details of museums are as follows:
- Pergamon Museum – The building which dates back to 1930 is the city’s most famous museum. The most notable features of the museum are Museum of Islamic Art, the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. It is one of Germany’s largest museums, and because of that, it is also the most visited art museum in the country.
- Bode Museum – The museum exhibits include sculptures and art from the late 18th century and Byzantine periods, as well as a collection of medals and coins.
- Neues Museum (New Museum) – The museum’s building dates back to 1859 but was destroyed during World War II. It was only recently that it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 2009. The museum is famous for its collection from the Egyptian museum and also has other Prehistory and Early History collections. The bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti is the most notable collection here.
- Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) – The featured collections in this gallery include Neoclassical sculptures of the mid 19th century, Impressionist and Modernist artwork. The building dates to 1876.
- Altes Museum (Old Museum) – It is the oldest building on the block, which dates back to 1830. The museum houses collection of Classical Antiquities like the crown jewels and other royal treasures.
Berlin Cathedral is another famous attraction found on the museum Island built in the Baroque style. It is the biggest church in Berlin and is divided into three sections: Parish church, Memorial Church, and the Baptismal and Nuptial church. The highlight of the church is the 360° panoramic views from the dome after climbing the staircase, which itself is richly decorated.
Why visit Museum Island?
It’s a pure history lovers paradise where they get to learn about German history while also learning about other historic civilizations. Tourists fascinated with art and architecture can simply watch and be amazed by the fantastic Neo-Renaissance Style buildings.
The Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, the Pergamon Museum, the Bode Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie together form one of the most important museum complexes in the world, and you have free entrance to them with the Berlin WelcomeCard.
Address: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
Berlin Day 2
On the second day we recommend to do either of the two things; go for a day trip outside Berlin or visit the other attractions yet to see in Berlin. See more below. Our chauffeured car service gives you the freedom to choose and be free of the hassle and worries of the local public transport.
Again to enjoy the most of the city, you have to be strong and full of energy. Explore new tastes in the city and start the day with a scrumptious breakfast. Check out famous cafés for breakfast or try some of the tasteful stree-food. Berlin being a tourist hotspot, has plenty of options to choose from. Those staying in the city have a plethora of variety!
The memorial, which is just a walking distance from the Brandenburg Gate, is a sobering experience because it reminds you of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The memorial having 2,711 concrete blocks of varying sizes depicting tombs, creates a thought-provoking monument. An information center is present below the memorial where letters, diaries, and photographs of the holocaust victims are present.
Why visit the Holocaust Memorial?
It is a portrayal of German people’s commitment to not turning a blind eye to their past and the atrocities committed. A major attraction which attracts tourists from all over serves as a great reminder and a history lesson.
Address: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
German Museum of Technology
It is not easy to imagine a world without German technology as Germans can be accredited with some of the finest and advanced development in the field of technology. The museum of technology has been created to celebrate German prowess in the industrial and technological sectors.
Why visit the German Museum of Technology?
It is a museum for the tech-savvy people or those having an interest in technology. Display of aircraft, vehicles, and preserved steam engines may fascinate you and your children as well!
Address: Trebbiner Straße 9, D-10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Berlin Zoological Gardens
Once done with the museums, you could head over to the oldest zoo in Germany. The zoo is just 15 minutes’ drive from the Technology museum and a great place to spend the time with your kids. The zoo is famous for providing authentic habitat to the animals and has an aviary and an aquarium.
Why visit Berlin Zoological Gardens?
It is a great chance for the children to enjoy and learn about animals at the same time. It’s the oldest zoo in Germany and houses more than 20,000 animals. The Berlin Aquarium has more than 9000 creatures, from Sharks to Jellyfish.
Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin
Lunch – Doner Kabab
Doner kebab is a Turkish dish made famous in Germany. The kabab has a big fan base in German capital because Turks are the largest ethnic group (other than the Germans of course) in the country. A doner kabab stall or restaurant will be present wherever you go in the so do check it out. It will be a great grab and go lunch for your busy day. The famous doner kabab restaurants like Mustafas, Tadim, Ruya, and Imran are one of the few top-rated ones.
Alexanderplatz is the largest square in the city and one of the biggest in Germany. It is one of the most happening and liveliest places in the city. The square has several shops, restaurants, and cinemas so that you can have a wonderful time here. It’s a great place to buy souvenirs to take back home to your loved ones. The top attraction of the square is the Berlin TV tower, standing at over 1200 feet tall it’s the tallest structure in Germany. The tower has an observation deck so do check it out if you have time because the lines here are usually quite long
What better way to end your trip by getting a birds-eye of the city during sunset atop the Kollhoff Tower. PANORAMAPUNKT is the observation deck on the 25th floor of the tower. The tourists will get the chance to soak in everything they got to see in this amazing city. The fastest elevator in Europe will take you to the observation deck in no time. Check out the official website to get the tickets.
Potsdamer Platz, Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin