Berlin is an incredible experience, filled with rich history, culture and gorgeous sights. It’s a city that amazes all who visit.
Making the most out of a weekend trip to Berlin is a breeze if you make use of the fantastic metro system. Running 24 hours a day on weekends, it makes getting around simple and easy.
What To Remember Before Your Trip
Before you book, it’s a good idea to check your passport is still valid as it can take weeks to get a new one and if you’re planning on staying more than 90 days, be sure to check if you need a visa on the government website.
As many Covid restrictions are still in place worldwide, it’s important to look into travel insurance to cover travel disruption caused by unforeseen circumstances. Having insurance in place will help you have a stress free trip with the knowledge you are covered in case of cancellations, disruptions or even accidents.
What Is There to Do?
In Berlin, you are truly spoilt for choice in this wonderful city.
One of Germany’s best-known landmarks is the Brandenburg Gate. It was rebuilt around 250 years ago, and this magnificent old city gate is famous as a place for major historical events. It is also only a short walk from the Holocaust Memorial, where you can pay your respects for what happened in the city and Europe during World War II.
From the Brandenburg Gate, you can easily travel to The Reichstag, home to the German government and one of the most impressive glass domes in the world. The Reichstag is open to the public and has an opportunity for incredible views.
Make time to visit the glorious Berlin Cathedral, located on Museum Island. It is staggeringly beautiful with phenomenal architecture and history. Don’t forget to go downstairs to learn more about the crypts and the history of the cathedral.
Tiergarten is a massive park that houses The Victory Column and the Berlin Zoo, home to the world’s most extensive collection of species. A beautiful place to have a picnic, with no rules against bringing your own beer.
Visit the Berlin Zoo to learn more about learning more about the valuable work they do and how they help support endangered animals. Enjoy the spectacular views from The Victory Column, where you can see the Tiergarten on one side and to the Brandenburg Gate on the other.
The view and atmosphere of Cafe am Neun See is not something to miss. This beer garden is on an inlet of the Spree river at the centre of the gigantic Tiergarten park. Enjoy a traditional German beer and food here to go with the sensational views. It can get quite crowded here as it is popular with both tourists and locals alike, so get there early to be able to enjoy the fantastic beer garden.
From the Cafe am Neun See, it is an easy trip back to the centre to enjoy more time shopping, sightseeing and museum hopping. With so much to do and see, you’ll be talking about this weekend for years to come.
Where Should You Stay
When staying for a weekend, being close to the centre is essential to making the most out of your time. An excellent neighbourhood to stay in is Mitte, with many transportation hubs that will take you in any direction and close proximity to the most famous landmarks. There are plenty of fabulous places to stay, and one of the most popular is The Circus Hotel, offering a comfortable and extravagant stay. The chain also provide other affordable options at their sister property, The Circus Hostel.