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3-Day Berlin Itinerary

Berlin. Just the mention of the name conjures images of division and unity, war and peace, angst and optimism. While visiting the city, the horrific history is palpable, yet the mood is brightened by the vibrant and expressive side of Berlin. The sprawling center is teeming with sights: museums, memorials and parks. We understand how overwhelming planning a trip to Berlin can be – so we’re helping by sharing a condensed version of our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: A 3-Day Berlin Itinerary. It is ideal for first-timers to Berlin who want to see as much of the city as possible – even on limited time. The condensed version includes all the sights of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary – and we’ve even provided a link to more information for each sight and a link to Google Maps for each day of sightseeing.

Our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: A 3-Day Berlin Itinerary ebook, however, is much more robust. In addition to the links, we include information for each sight on our itinerary, as well as turn-by-turn walking/public transportation directions. We’ve done all the hard work of planning the necessary details for trip to Berlin – and it’s available as an ebook for the introductory price of just $1.99.

 

The Berlin Wall still stands at the Topography of Terror Museum in Berlin, Germany

About our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary

  • Sights are listed in order, as to be seen on a self-guided walking tour. There is a link to Google Maps for each day’s sightseeing adventures. 
  • Each sight listed is linked to more information about the sight, so that you can read about the history or highlights.
  • If there is a charge to visit a sight, it is indicated. If it is not indicated whether a sight requires a ticket or is free, it is public space.
  • Of course, local fare and German beers are not to be missed on a trip to Berlin – so we made sure to include those in our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary as well. Berliners have an affection for kebabs and currywurst – and while German beer consistently ranks as some of the best in the world, in Berlin young brew masters have recently started enhancing the tradition with a new wave of craft beer that is pouring through the city. The route of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary incorporates getting a taste of kebabs, currywurst and craft beer, including specific restaurant and food tour recommendations.
  • We have packed our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary to the brim! It is possible to see each day’s activities in one day; however, timing will vary based on your walking pace and how long each sight holds your interest. Be aware of opening and closing times and adjust according to your schedule and preference. 

 Bricks in the road mark the line of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany

 

3-Day Berlin Itinerary

Set out on foot to explore the iconic sights of Berlin and the most poignant memorials and museums in the city.

 

Day 1

Start Day 1 of your 3-Day Berlin Itinerary in Pariser Platz at the…

 

DINNER AND DRINKS:

Currywurst and Craft Beer Tour in Berlin, Germany

Beer & Currywurst Tour by Berlin Food Tour (reserve in advance, 44.90 euros per person)

Beer and Currywurst are two of things that Berlin does best! And there’s no better – or more entertaining – way to discover these treasures than on the Beer & Currywurst Tour. The tour, which is led by the Berlin Food Tour founder, Bastian, features multiple stops.  We ate and drank at the top spots for beer and currywurst in the city. In the small group setting, he encouraged interaction, welcomed questions and provided excellent tips and advice for visiting Berlin.

 

Tip and Maps for Day 1 of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary 

Tip: If a self-guided tour of Berlin isn’t your style, consider joining a free (tip-based) walking tour by New Europe Tours.

Maps:

 

Day 2:

Start Day 2 of your 3-Day Berlin Itinerary in the city center at…

 

Tip and Map for Day 2 of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary 

Tip: If you are more keen on learning about the artistic side of Berlin, we suggest taking the Free Alternative Berlin Tour (starting at 11am or 1pm, 3 hours). Or complete your own self-guided tour of Berlin’s Street Art.

Map: Link for Google Maps for Sightseeing on Day 2

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Day 3: Berlin Parks

Start Day 3 of your 3-Day Berlin Itinerary south of the city at…

DINNER AND DRINKS

 

Tip and Map for Day 3 of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary 

Tip: Too hungry for the 25-minute wait for Mustafa’s Kebab? Continue walking south to Curry 36 and order a currywurst snack as an appetizer – and eat it while standing in line at Mustafa’s.

Map: Link to Google Maps for Sightseeing on Day 3

 

Save yourself the hassle and time of researching how to get from sight to sight with our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: A 3-Day Berlin Itinerary – available for just $1.99! 

 

More information for your 3-Day Berlin Itinerary

 

Berlin Welcome Card

Berlin is a big city, no doubt, but it is well-connected with public transportation. Routes can easily be determined using the official BVG site and tickets (single ride, daily, weekly or monthly) can be purchased at U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations or on buses and trams. However, tourists visiting Berlin will most likely benefit from purchasing a Berlin Welcome Card, which includes all public transportation and various discounts for the specified number of days. (Available for 48 or 72 hours – or 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days in Zones A & B or A, B & C.)

With the card, we never had to worry about buying or stamping tickets – which made using public transportation a breeze. We wouldn’t go to Berlin without a Welcome Card! Take a look at the Berlin Welcome Card Flyer to see which would be suit your needs during your trip to Berlin. 

For more information about sightseeing in Berlin, go to Visit Berlin, the official Berlin Tourist site.

 

Where To Stay

During our visit to Berlin, we stayed in this awesome Airbnb Apartment. (Not already a member of Airbnb? (Use this link to create an account and save money on your first stay!) However, for those who prefer staying in traditional accommodations, there are many hotels to choose from in – or close to – the city center. Check out these top-rated hotels (based on guest reviews!) for your upcoming trip:

Or These Hostels: 

 

Stay Connected

When you are traveling and want (or need!) to stay connected, a wifi hotspot is the way to go. When traveling through Europe, you can stay connected with reliable wifi from Tep Wireless. The personal mobile wifi hotspot can be rented for days or months at a time and allows you to easily connect to the internet from your mobile devices wherever you are. With a Tep Wireless hotspot, you can search for directions, look up sight information and share your travel experiences on social media in real time. Having a Tep Wireless mobile wifi hotspot will also make this guide much easier to use! 

 

If Visiting in Winter

Brrrrrrr-lin. That’s how we pronounced the city as we were there in the middle of winter. It was freezing cold and snow blanketed the city, but it didn’t keep us from exploring! With the well-connected public transportation and bevy of museums, churches and pubs, we stayed plenty warm. Tip: If you are visiting Berlin in the winter, pack clothing that can be layered and good, winter shoes or boots. Note: If you are visiting Berlin in any season other than winter, imagine many more people and much brighter colors than what appear in our photos.

 

Before You Go

  • We’re certain you’ll be snapping tons of photos during your trip. Rather than relying on your mobile phone to capture the sights, upgrade to an actual camera for higher quality photos. We travel with a Canon Rebel (which takes amazing photos, but can be a bit clunky) and a Canon PowerShot ELPH (which takes beautiful pictures, is slim and lightweight – and the new models are wifi enabled so you can share your trip pics to social media in real time!).
  • Want a guide with more information? Buy our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: 3-Day Berlin Itinerary ebook for the introductory price of just $1.99.
  • It’s easy to get turned around or lost in any new city! Be sure to have a good city map – and, if you lack sense of direction, a compass – prior to arriving. 
  • We think travel insurance is essential! If you haven’t already obtained travel insurance for your trip, travel protected with World Nomads.

Want more travel planning tips? Head over to our Travel Planning page for our complete packing list and other travel resources!

 

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We would like to thank Visit Berlin for assisting us with our trip to Berlin. While we did receive support from Visit Berlin, all of the opinions contained in this post are our own.

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