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Use this Berlin Travel Guide to explore Germanys capital in just one day. Moreover I show you around and tell you the costs for each activity in my Video “Budget Check Berlin”!
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1) Get there
Depending of your location you can choose the most suitable transport mode for you
As a popular destination Berlin has a lot of connections within Europe; many low-cost-carrier are flying from and to Berlin – use this tool to find the best price for your place of departure:
Within Germany this is my favorite mode of transportation, especially if you're able to save a special offer – head over to the Deutsche Bahn Website to check prices.
Within Germany this is the cheapest option (Tickets from 1€) and actually not that bad: Flixbus is the biggest company and offers the most connections with modern buses and free WiFi! I used them multiple times already.
Depending on your style you have several options – if you happen to travel with a group you should consider the apartment option!
Like seen in the video the Aletto Hostel also offers private rooms, a nice roof terrace and is well located at the Zoo.
If you're not into Hotel/Hostels you should consider staying in an apartment! On my last stay with friends we went for a GoWithOh apartment in the center of Berlin.
The advantage: you live like a local, have a lot of space and sometimes it's even cheaper if you stay as a group.
3) Sights & Tours
If you happen to stay longer than just one day you can use this list of options to do everything more relaxed.
a) Alternative Berlin Tour
The guys from Alternative Berlin offer a different kind of sightseeing tour. You come to see streetart, the east-side gallery and you get to know more about the streetart scene, the artists and historical facts. Highly recommended!
When: 11 am & 1 pm (3h duration)
Where: Entrance Starbucks, Fernsehturm (Alexanderplatz)
How much: free, you choose what to tip at the end
The TV Tower is one of the most popular sights and therefore mostly pretty crowded. If you want to have an open view and if you want to take pictures with the tower in it you should head over to the Potsdamer Platz!
Where: Potsdamer Platz 1
How much: 6,5€
Theses 3 sights are close to each other and free of charge. In the article 7 free things to do in Berlin you'll find more cool stuff to see and do.
Or you could explore Berlin by bike!?
4) Snacks / Cafés / Bars
Berlin is great for streetfood and relaxing at a Café! Not to mention the beer ;)
a) Zimt & Mehl (Breakfast)
This bakery is located next to a canal and offers a great menu for breakfast!
Where: Weigandufer 16 (Neukölln)
Located at the Prenzlauer Berg you can enjoy great coffee and relax by doing people watching at the “Casting Allee”
Where: Kastanienallee 103 (Prenzlauer Berg)
Best breakfast I had so far in Berlin – owned by sympathetic lovers of Rock'n'Roll music. Try the pancakes!
Where: Dunckerstraße 69 (Prenzlauer Berg)
Here you should try the Currywurst with French Fries!
Where: 2x – Mehringdamm 36 & Bhf. Zoo
As mentioned above you shouldn't skip another typical Berlin Streetfood gem: Döner Kebap!
Where: U Kottbusser Tor (Kreuzberg)
Nice, cozy Pub at the Görlitzer Park!
Where: Oppelner Str. 23 (Kreuzberg)
Very popular, good cocktails – a bit more expensive.
Where: Dresdenerstr. 122 (Kreuzberg)
Cool sky bar with a phenomenal view – bit pricy but the drinks and the atmosphere is worth it.
Where: Stresemannstr. 76 (Kreuzberg)
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