Berlin - Germany

Berlin - Germany

Also a nice destination for a few days. The impression of the city I had before I went was rather cold , gray , ...

But it was not so bad .


I flew with Ryanair from Brussels National to Berlin Shonefeld, an airport South East of Berlin. This airport is

used by low cost airlines. So its an airport with only the standard requirements .


To get to the city center I took the train. There is an Airport express train which brings you directly to the Alexander Platz. If you miss this train you can take  train (S45) to the first metro station and continue your

trip by taking subway ( U8) to reach Alexander Platz.


There is enough sightseeing . You can start at the AlexanderPlatz . The famous , big square with a nice

clock. Behind this square you see the big tv tower . You can take the elevator (11€) , to get a 360° view

over the city .


If you go further south you will get to the church (6€) , in this area are also many museums

  * Neues Museum

  * Pergamonmuseum

  * Altes Museum


The Reichstag is defenetly something you must visit . This is the German parlement . You can visit the magnificend dome to get another nice view over the city .


You must sign up in advance and make a reservation. It’s completely free. This something you must

do when your planning your trip . In my case I thought 2 or 3 weeks in advance should be enough.

But there were no more dates available .

If your lucky you can look on there website in the morning to see if there’s any place availible for that day .

( The way I did it )

After this it’s a 5 min walk to the Brandenburggate ( another thing you can’t skip ). Go further towards the Postdammerplatz . On your way though there you pass the American embassy and the 'Holocaust Memorial'. To finaly reach the square.

 

Here you will find the Sony center on your right ( certainly take a look when its dark ). The Postdammer platz is a big square with a lot of shops and restaurants.


Like I told before, there are many museums to visit. But there is one you must do, the 'Jewish museum'. It’s a museum that explains the Jewish history, but the building itself is also worth it .

To move around the city you can take the subway for big distances . I bought on the airport the ‘Welcome card’ (21€/2days). It includes use of the public transportation , some entrances and discount to some sights .


The station ‘Haufbanhof’ is a beautifull modern station. I arrived here ignorend how nice the station was . The building has 5 or more levels where trains cross .

I arrived here to get to the Reichstag . Which is a short but beautiful walk.


Other sight are off course 'the Wall', 'checkpoint Charlie', ... all the other thing you will find in your guide. I used ass always the Lonely Planet guide.