A Weekend Getaway to Berlin, Germany

Germany, Berlin Guide (B): A Weekend Getaway to Berlin, Germany

For those days when you’re just not feeling like staying put, there are tons of options to get out and explore Europe (even with little time).

I had a couple of friends visiting from Canada this June and a trip to Berlin in one weekend was in order. If you’re living in Düsseldorf and you haven’t been before, don’t let the distance scare you out of an amazing long weekend getaway.

Berlin is the capital of Germany and a huge hub for travellers. Whether you’re looking for a historical tour to bring you back in time or hope to get a glimpse of the newest art scenes and nightlife, Berlin is a great place to be.

Berlin is about 560 kilometres away (it really is on the other side of Germany), but it’s very possible to spend a couple of days there.

- By Bus: Check out a bus booking website for the cheapest prices to get from Düsseldorf to Berlin. I quite often use FlixBus, but there’s a website similar to Trivago (but for buses) called busliniensuche which I use quite frequently. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend Getaway to Berlin, Germany
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jenna Davis
Read it on Author's Website: http://lifeinduesseldorf.com/exploring-berlin-in-one-weekend/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag Building
  • Memorial of the Murdered Jews
  • Topography of Terror
  • East Side Gallery
  • Wyndham Berlin Excelsior
  • Michelberger Hotel
  • Pfefferbett Hostel
  • Circus Hostel

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