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Berlin Itinerary

How long was your stay?

3 days

How did you travel?

With friends

Tell us why you traveled to this destination.

We went to Berlin, because it’s an awesome city. I’d been before and wanted to go again, my co-traveller was happy to tag along. This particular trip to Berlin was an exploration trip more than anything else, we didn’t really plan much in advance. We assumed that it’d be easy to fill our three days, and we were not wrong!

What was your itinerary?

Day 1: Arrived in Berlin, Stayed at Best Western President Hotel
Day 2: Went to The Kollhoff-Tower at Potsdamer Platz
Day 3: Visited KaDeWe or Kaufhaus des Westens, dinner at Thai restaurant Suksan.

Give us all the details! Tell us where you went and what you did on your trip.

This trip was in May during an ordinary work-week, before the tourism season really kicked in, and that was visible. The city was less crowded than when I’ve visited Berlin during summer. A huge plus in my book, it’s nice to have some elbow room, and we stayed at Best Western President Hotel at a decent rate. We made great use of the public transport system. Berlin is huge. Do yourself a favor, pick up a travel pass and spend a few minutes over breakfast getting to know the train lines. It’ll save you time and miles walked.

Top 3 sightseeing experiences from this trip:

1. The Kollhoff-Tower at Potsdamer Platz: take the super fast elevator up to the top and enjoy a breathtaking view of all of Berlin. Worth the price of entry! €9 per person. Not for those with a fear of heights.

2. KaDeWe or Kaufhaus des Westens (The Western Department store) is an institution in Berlin that offers old-school luxury shopping in a historical setting. Spend the morning browsing through all the up-scale brands in the store and ending with a grand lunch at the restaurant up at the top with views of the surrounding city. A great place to get a souvenir, if you want something a little out of the ordinary.

3. An Open-top bus ride – I’ve always stuck my nose up at things like this, but sparing your feet for an hour or two and seeing the city with a guide might show you things you’d otherwise have missed. We did this tour on the day we arrived, being a little tired from traveling, and not really knowing what to do until dinner.

The dining highlight of this trip was completely uncontested: the Thai restaurant Suksan, with some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Don’t forget the spring rolls any time soon!

Would you recommend this trip to a friend?


What was the highlight of your trip?

Berlin is a highlight in and of itself. Being in the city at a time when the weather wasn’t stellar and the tourist season wasn’t quite there yet was great! Much more breathing room. On this visit, we skipped a lot of the big attractions, since we’d both already seen them. Berlin is a great city to just hang out in, and explore. There’s always something interesting around the next corner.

If you were to take this trip again, is there anything you would add or do differently?

Do a pinch more research from home. As much as I love exploring, it’s good to have a few pointers, to begin with.

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