2 Days in Berlin? This is what you can do!
You have already planned to come to the 12th EFAD Conference. In case you are coming 1 day before and leaving one day after the Conference and you want to see and do the top tourist attractions here is a quick guide to exploring Berlin in 2 days.
Itinerary for day 1 in Berlin
- Berlin TV Tower at Alexanderplatz
In Berlin, the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz is impossible to miss and can be seen all over the city.
Cost: Free to view from the outside or pay to go up to the top from 15.50€.
- Explore Alexanderplatz
This is a huge square, with shops restaurants and cafes. But it also has a wonderful water fountain, known as the Neptune Fountain built-in 1891 it’s a magnificent piece of architecture.
Cost: Free (donations if you go inside the church).
- Berliner Dom
This is a stunning building and wonderful to admire from the outside from the Lustgarten, which also has the Altes Museum at the other end
- Reichstag building
Reichstag Building is the German parliament and a popular place to stop on every Berlin itinerary! Maybe even have a picnic on the grass outside the Reichstag building (?)
- Brandenburg Gate
From the Berliner Dom, it’s about a 20-minute walk (1.5 km/ 1 mile) to Brandenburg Gate. Brandenburg Gate is a magnet for tourists, as you would expect. But it’s a pretty big gate so you should be able to find a spot for a photo.
- Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews
The idea of the memorial is that you walk, sit and think about those who lost their lives.
Cost: Free (it’s a memorial)
Itinerary for day 2 in Berlin
- East Side Gallery
This is a must-see place on your Berlin Itinerary. Start your day with a walk down the East Side Gallery. From the East Side Gallery, jump on a train (U-Bahn) from the nearest station which is Schlesisches Tor to Kreuzberg as it’s a little walk.
Kreuzberg with its street art and graffiti is certainly the place to stop. Plus some great cafes and places to stop for a drink.
- Checkpoint Charlie
Everyone raves about Checkpoint Charlie and you will find it included on most Berlin itineraries. Τhere is loads of great information right next to Checkpoint Charlie plus a museum you can go in to and read more information about the history of Berlin.
Free (Museum entry costs apply)
- The Topography of Terror Museum
This is an indoor and outdoor museum, which has a wealth of information and photographs sharing the history of Berlin. There is also remains of the Berlin wall, bare and unexposed as it was for all those years.
Tip: Check the weather on your trip. If it’s raining then maybe swap your itinerary to visit when it’s dry.
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