Berlin: Suggested Itinerary

The Capital Of Germany

Day 1: Shouldn’t take you too long to get to the German capital if flying in from Europe so Day 1 can be as eventful as you want it to be if all goes smoothly. There’s a free walking tour departing from outside a Starbucks in Unter den Linden (just at the Brandenburg Gate). This tour takes in all the best sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Checkpoint Charlie. The tour finishes on Museumsinsel, literally translated as ‘museum island’ and there are five for you to choose from. Finish the day on Oranienburg Str. in the Mitte district – one of the most vibrant areas in Berlin.

Day 2: Time to learn something about that 80s division – the Berlin Wall. The East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain is the longest and best preserved section of the old Wall. If you only see one piece of the infamous wall, make it this. Return to the city centre and visit the Sony Center, one of Berlin's most modern and fascinating buildings. There’re many things to do there, featuring shops, restaurants and cinemas. If you want a quieter evening check out some of the bars in Prenzlauer Berg district, found north east of the city centre.

Day 3: Just two minutes from the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag is one of Berlin's 'must-sees'. West Berlin's city centre is a good stop next for shopaholics and the church Kaiser-Wilhelm-GedÃchtniskircheis is a harsh reminder of the war and worth checking out. Finish the day off with something to eat and a few drinks around Boxhanger Str. andSimon-Dach Str. in the Friedrichshain district - full of bars and restaurants.

Day 4: You can retrace your steps in some of the sights or maybe one of the museums on ‘Museum island’ that you didn’t see before catching your flight home.