Berlin Itinerary, Last Minute Trip
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 1:14 PM Last Post By: bleepblink
Oct 10, 2012 4:55 AM
With such a 7-Day-Ticket (actually with all BVG/VBB tickets) you can use all means of local public transport: regional trains, S-Bahn (suburban trains), U-Bahn (metro), trams, buses and a number of ferries. At the stations/stops and also on board there are route maps. You can check the names of the stops en route vs. these maps to see if you travel into the right direction. If not change direction. No big deal.
BVG online timetable
There are also various apps available for smartphones.
Oct 10, 2012 5:04 AM
16I'd recommend the Neues Museum. Great architecture, great archeoloigical collections.
Oct 10, 2012 5:08 AM
17lucapal: Thanks for the link.
regards: I did look at the Berlin website but I thought it might just be easier and less complicated to do everything individually.
abalada: Wow thanks a million for that information, makes me feel a lot better about transportation now! I am definitely going to have to get one of the apps!
Oct 10, 2012 5:11 AM
I have a feeling I may have gone with Insider tours as well, but it was a few years ago.
The tours generally advertised by hostels are generally ran by an outside company, in fact they are usually a free tour in this case by a company called Brewers, these work on a tips basis and are usually fun and cover the main sights but don't go in to any great depth but are a great intro to the city.
The last time I was in Berlin it was February and never got above -5 Celsius! The royal park in Potsdam was picture perfect! Remember there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing.........
Edited by: Tryfan
Oct 10, 2012 5:17 AM
19tryfan: Haha thanks for the tip, I never thought of it that way! Ill definitely have to look into Potsdam more now!
Oct 10, 2012 8:01 AM
20I found strolling in the new parts of town at night is very nice, Potsdamer Platz for instance.
In front of the Sony Center is an intesting "experiment" about famous people related to german cinema (if you're into movies, the Movies Museum is not bad either)
7 days ticket ABC is a good deal if you plan to go to Sachsenhausen, even with a tour, and Potsdam.
Enter and explore the many "backyards" of the buildings between Hackescher Markt and Alexanderplatz, for all kind of street art, wall painting and the occasionnal alternative exhibition, even if it looks grubby and dubious fron the street...
Oct 10, 2012 8:15 AM
Oct 10, 2012 4:41 PM
Oct 13, 2012 1:14 PM
23My main recommendation would be to hire a bike (if the weather’s okay). It’s a great city to cycle around with good infrastructure for cyclists. You can cover a lot of ground quickly as it's a relatively compact place. You’ll also discover lots of hidden gems in between the places you want to go.
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