3 days in Berlin: everything you can see and do

The German capital has many charms. The question is how much time is necessary to avoid overlooking any of the monuments and highlights. 3 days in Berlin may be enough time to get to know the city. In this article we propose you how to do it.

Day 1: Brandenburg Gate and surroundings

The first of the 3 days in Berlin begins in one of its icons: the Brandenburg Gate, located in the Paris square. The construction, witness of great historical events, was inspired by the portals of the Acropolis of Athens and is crowned by four bronze horses and the goddess of Victory.

Brandenburg Gate

Very close is the Reichstag building, seat of the German Parliament in Berlin. Of particular note is its glass dome, designed by Norman Foster, who tried to symbolize the German Reunification. This can be visited, go inside and enjoy the views it offers.

Of the Reichstag we pass the Potsdamer Platz, the old heart of the city and one of the most modern areas of it today. In fact, in this place remains of the Berlin Wall coexist with important buildings of contemporary architecture, such as the Sony Center and the Quartier Daimler Chrysler.

On the first day of tourism in the capital of Germany You should also take advantage to visit the Holocaust Monument. These are 2711 concrete blocks of different heights that honor Jews killed in Europe during World War II.

Day 2: Alexanderplatz and Museum Island

World Clock - Steffen / Flickr.com

The second day in Berlin can be invested in climbing to the top of the television tower, 368 meters high. From its platform, at 203 meters, you can enjoy the best views of the city. It also has a restaurant that rotates three hundred and sixty degrees every half hour.

The television tower is located in Alexanderplatz, the most touristic square in Berlin. In it you can see the famous World Clock, which marks the time of big cities in the world. Also there are the source of Friendship between the Peoples and that of Neptune; the Marienkirche church, from 1380; and the Red City Hall.

Near the Alexanderplatz is the Berlin Cathedral, built between 1894 and 1905. From its exterior stands out its huge dome of eighty-five meters. Inside you must see the Hohenzollern crypt, which houses the sarcophagi of members of the dynasty who died between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.

Before finishing the second of the 3 days in Berlin, visit the Museum Island. There are five museums: Pergamon, the most visited; the Bode; the Ancient, with art and sculptures from Greece or the Roman Empire; the New, in which the bust of Nefertiti is exposed; and the Old National Gallery, with paintings by artists such as Monet.

Last of the 3 days in Berlin: the Wall

East Side Galleryn

You cannot leave the city without visiting one of the most significant places in Berlin: the Wall. The best known and longest part of it is the East Side Gallery, which constitutes an authentic outdoor art gallery.

One of the gallery's most prominent paintings is that of the socialist fraternal kiss starring Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany, and Leonidas Breznev, of the Soviet Union.

Just as interesting is Checkpoint Charlie. It was the most famous passage of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War and through which only the military or embassy personnel could cross. Next to it there is a museum with a lot of information about that historical period that is worth visiting.

The rest of the day can be used to get to know other places of interest, like its parks, among which stands out the Tiergarten, located in the center of the city. You can also see the Kaiser Guillermo Memorial Church, destroyed by the bombing of the Allied troops during World War II.

Video: Things to do in Berlin : 3 Day Travel Guide (October 2019).