If you have decided to travel to the German capital this holiday, 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 fully enjoy 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 or so, although there are some essential stops.Brandenburg Gate
You can't miss the Brandenburg Gate, one of the symbols of the city. It is located in Pariser Platz, at the end of Unter den Linden, 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 fully know the history of Berlin, you can't miss the East Side Gallery, a part of the old Wall transformed into an outdoor art gallery.
We continue with the story. The Holocaust Memorial recalls the horrors of the Nazi regime and he honors his victims. Meanwhile, the remains of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are kept in memory of the destruction of the city during World War II.
By last, don't forget to visit the Reichstag building, the National Monument to Bismark or the Victory Column, located in the 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 there are many more places to see and that will make you remember forever Berlin and its surroundings. What places are these? Look at them!
1. Sachsenhausen concentration campSachsenhausen concentration camp
Maybe on your trip to Germany you want to know in depth the history of Berlin and its surroundings. A good place to start and get fully into the Second World War is this concentration camp.A space of horror and tragedy today dedicated to memory and denunciation.
It began operating in 1936 as a prison for political prisoners. However, little by little it was welcoming Jews and citizens of the East who underwent hard medical experiments.
You can visit some buildings and an exhibition of objects that are preserved from those years. The most advisable thing is to make the visit with a guide that explains everything thoroughly.
You can reach 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 Ravensbück camp.
2. Visit PotsdamSanssouci Palace in Potsdam
Potsdam is another must-see place if you want to continue enjoying Berlin and its surroundings. It is a city of great architectural beauty, so much, that many of its buildings are a World Heritage Site. Getting there is very simple, from Berlin it only takes 20 minutes by train
The city began to grow from the 17th century, when Federico Guillermo 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 you to start the visit around the Alexandrowka, Weberviertel and the Dutch neighborhood. Then, Direct your steps to Sanssouci Park, Beldevere Palace, the Babelsberg Palace ... How to see all this? With a lot of time and comfortable shoes!
3. Villages near BerlinChannel in Rahnsford - Pascal Volk / Flickr.com
Berlin and its surroundings hide countless wonderful corners, and some of them are shaped like authentic story towns. One of the most beautiful places is Rahnsdorf, which they compare with Venice. Why? Through the network of canals that surround it thanks to Lake Müggelsee!
If you are looking for a quieter option and where to walk enjoying the charms of Germany, this is a good place. But also you have other villages, like Meissen, Lübben, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode... where to start? Decide for yourself!
As you see, Berlin and its surroundings have enough attractions to organize a long getaway. Trips like this are only made once and are always remembered. So you already know: camera, comfortable clothes, curiosity and interest in history ... Enjoy it!