Discover the Best of Berlin in 3 Days
Berlin is a beautiful city with a very rich culture and A LOT to do and see. So you may feel like you don’t have enough time for everything that Berlin is famous for when staying for a long weekend. So, here are a few tips on what to do in Berlin in just three days! Also, here are a few travel apps that will help plan your trip.
Making the most out of 3 days in Berlin
There’s one thing you should know: Berlin is the number one city for carsharing. So you’ll find carsharing vehicles parked and ready for use in both airports: Tegel and Schönefeld. It’s the fastest way to get to the city center and it’s almost half the price of a taxi. No queuing, no hassle. If you want to find out more, check out our hand guide to carsharing in Berlin’s airports. And now let’s get started with your long weekend in Germany’s capital!
Day 1 – Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial & Tiergarten
- Brunch at House of Small Wonder
- Brandenburg Gate
- Holocaust Memorial
- Tiergarten & Currywurst
- Dinner by the canal
- Kreuzberg stroll
Start your day with a delicious Berlin-style brunch at House of Small Wonder. Based in Mitte, it’s perfectly located for a city tour when you’re done. Walk to the Brandenburg Gate (be prepared for large crowds). After that, take your time to visit the Holocaust Memorial, a tribute to the murdered Jews of Europe. Quite an emotional start to your trip, but you won’t regret seeing these impressive sights. At the end of your mini sightseeing tour, take a walk through the beautiful and huge Tiergarten park. For lunch, why not stop for a touristy but essential Currywurst.
If you don’t want to lose too much time on transport, download the Free2Move App – it’s a car, scooter and bike sharing aggregator. It’s very easy to use and you’ll be able to find and book the closest vehicles.
Round off your first day in Berlin with a casual dinner by the canal. Paul-Lincke-Ufer is a buzzing area filled with lovely restaurants, and you won’t have trouble finding a delicious meal. Try out Cocolo Ramen, Chicha for Peruvian food or ZOLA for pizza. After dinner, stroll through the Kreuzberg area and grab a refreshing German beer, or 3. And don’t forget, for the way home you can take a Uber or try out BerlKönig. Both provide Ride-Hailing and will take you home safely.
Day 2 -Boxhagener Platz, East side gallery, Museum Island and Shopping in Hackescher Markt & Weinmeisterstraße
- Brunch at Silo Coffee
- East side gallery
- Museum island
- Shopping in Hackescher Markt
- Dinner in Mitte
Start your second day at Boxhagener Platz. Take a walk around this beautiful area and choose one of the cozy cafés for breakfast. Silo Coffee is a highly recommended and well visited place. If you want to check it out, make sure you reserve a table ahead of time. When you’re done, walk to the East Side Gallery where you can see a series of murals painted on some pieces of the Berlin Wall.
If you would like to visit a museum head towards Museum Island in the centre. For the easiest transport take a bike or scooter to go there and choose one of the five impressive museums located directly by the Spree. If you’re not really into museums, wander around the island and enjoy the beautiful architecture. In case you’re not too exhausted already, the area around Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße has some of the best shops and boutiques in Berlin. Stroll around the shops, stop for a drink and stay in the area for yummy dinner spots too. Try out Chen Che for Vietnamese cuisine or Shiso Burger for a Japanese style burger.
Day 3 – Berlin Wall Memorial and Mauerpark
- Breakfast in Mitte
- Visitor center of the Berlin Wall Memorial
- Flea Market at Mauerpark
- Lunch on Kastanienallee
Start your last day back in Mitte for breakfast. Father Carpenter and Distrikt Coffee are famous places for delicious coffee and morning snacks. Next, head to the visitor center of the Berlin Wall Memorial: something not to miss on your Berlin trip. Located on the Bernauer Straße, you can attend a multimedia exhibition on Berlin’s division and the wall. Afterwards walk towards Eberswalder Straße and there, on the left side on the street you’ll find the famous Mauerpark, best known for its flea market on Sundays. Make sure you don’t miss the little concerts from newcomer bands and the karaoke stage. End your trip with a late lunch on Kastanienallee before you drive back to the airport with Free2Move.