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What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany

I flew from Barcelona to Berlin for $29. How could I resist visiting Berlin at such a bargain? I ended up visiting Berlin for one week, so I have a good idea of how you can condense what to do in Berlin in 3 days. 


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A view of the Tiergarten, What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany
The view of the Tiergarten from the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany.

Visiting Berlin

Where is Berlin, Germany? Are there tips on what to do in Berlin in 3 days? How about the best Berlin photo spots? This post is ideal for anyone visiting Berlin. Keep reading or scroll to find what you're looking for.

So, Where is Berlin, Germany?

You might be wondering where is Berlin exactly? In relation to the rest of Europe & the world, where is Berlin, Germany? That's a good question - it's good to be inquisitive. Berlin is the capital of the country of Germany. It's the biggest city in Germany in both area & population, located in the eastern part of the country.


What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany Brandenburg Gate Where is Berlin?
Tips for visiting Berlin: go to Brandenburg Gate.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate makes is one of Berlin's most iconic landmarks. The history dates back as far as 1788 when it was constructed. In 1961, the Berlin Wall was inaccessible to locals & visitors since it was in an exclusion zone. After the fall of the wall, people celebrated at Brandenburg Gate & it remains a symbol of a reunited Berlin to this day.

East Side Gallery (former Berlin Wall)

Searching for what to do in Berlin in 3 days? You must visit the East Side Gallery, a portion of the Berlin Wall that still exists. This 1.3-kilometer piece of former Berlin Wall is completely covered in murals & art. Some of the art is moving & poignant. Some of the art is happy & fun. East Side Gallery is easily one of the best Berlin photo spots with the range of art that covers it. Check out the Berlin Wall Museum.  *One of the top Berlin photo spots


A view of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany
A view of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, stands to commemorate & remember the victims of the Holocaust. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman & engineer Buro Happold, the memorial contains over 2,500 concrete pieces arranged in a grid, in a somewhat undulating pattern, rising & falling depending on where you walk. I must say I was completely moved at this memorial & took a somber minute to really honor the Holocaust victims & survivors. This should go without saying but please be respectful.


Tiergarten

The Tiergarten is easily one of my favorite things to do in Berlin. The inner-city park feels like a  tranquil haven within the city. Make sure to stop by if you're pondering what to do in Berlin in 3 days. A must-see for those visiting Berlin, great Berlin photo spots.

Alexanderplatz 

Spend a few hours exploring Alexanderplatz, a public square, one of the essential stopping points for those visiting Berlin. Alexanderplatz feels like a lively downtown area with its multitude of shops, restaurants, cinemas, within walking distance. Alexanderplatz is located close to the TV Tower, Berliner Rathaus, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, & more!

Checkpoint Charlie

Located on Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie is a historic stop for travelers visiting Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie was set up as a border crossing between East & West Germany during the Cold War, named by the Western Allied forces.

Mall of Berlin

Some people sight-see, some people shop. The Mall of Berlin is a massive shopping center in Berlin with around 300 shops for your purchasing pleasure. Shop your heart out, scout out a souvenir or two, or grab dinner in the food court (that’s the option I went for). It was scrumptious!⁣ If you need some supplies (clothes or etc.), this might be the place to stock up.

Berlin Television Tower

The Berlin Television Tower is kind of like the North Star; you can see it from anywhere & it almost becomes a navigation tool. "Ah yes, I can see the Berlin Television Tower - we're getting close." The Tower stands 368 meters tall. On a cloudy day, the Tower becomes obscured into the skyline & looks something to the effect of Jack's beanstalk once his magic beans sprouted into the clouds.

Museums: What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days

Berlin is a city rich in history. I could drone for hours about the museums in Berlin. There's even an entire Museum Island dedicated to museums in Berlin. Here are some of the museums to check out while visiting Berlin or if you're searching for what to do in Berlin in 3 days.

You can visit the Reichstag Building, Charlottenburg Palace, Topography of Terror, Jewish Museum Berlin. Take a look at the Visit Berlin top museums page to look at the range of museums. They go into detail about the top museums in Berlin including art museums, child-friendly museums, photography, design, and film museums, natural history museums, and more.

What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin (Berlin Botanical Garden)
Posing at the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin (Berlin Botanical Garden).

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin (Berlin Botanical Garden)

Man oh man do I love a botanical garden & the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin is no different. If you can't think of what to do in Berlin in 3 days, add this to your list. I was impressed with the sheer size of the place & it felt like not many people were there. The Tropical Greenhouse is worth a visit as one of the top Berlin photo spots.

What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days: Visiting Berlin, Germany Roamers Cafe
Roamers Cafe in Berlin, Germany.


How to Eat on a Budget While Traveling Abroad

There are plenty of ways to save money while you're traveling. Eating out three square meals each day in Berlin can be costly. If you're staying at a hotel, take advantage of any hotel breakfasts. If you're renting a place with a kitchen, stop by a local grocery store to grab a few groceries. Read my blog post for many more tips & tricks on How to Eat on a Budget While Traveling Abroad.

So did you find the answers to your questions? Where is Berlin Germany? What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days? What are the best Berlin photo spots? Comment your best tip or if I missed something!


23 comments

  1. That is so cool! The flight was such a fab deal. I haven't been to Berlin, just Munich. I would love to see the Berlin wall at some point.

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  2. I have been to Germany a few times, but I've never been to Berlin, but I would love to as it sounds like such a fantastic city with so much to offer xo

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  3. Sounds fun! I definitely need to add Berlin on to my travel bucket list. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. This looks like a wonderful trip, and for that price I cannot blame you for going! I have not yet been to Berlin, only Munich, but it looks lovely!








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  5. I stayed 2 days in Berlin but I saw so little, definitely need to visit again keeping your guide in mind (especially for the botanic garden).

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  6. I loved visiting Berlin a couple of years ago! I can't believe you manage to score such a cheap flight, well done. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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  7. A beautiful post and loving all these photos. It's beautiful seeing all the lovely photos and checking out travel guides like this.

    Glad you had an amazing time and I hope you're well and staying safe!

    Layla x

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  8. Wow, Berlin is so beautiful. Saving this guide for when we finally visit there!

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  10. Ooo I would love to visit Berlin! It's crazy how cheap your flight was!

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  11. For some reason I have never been really intrigued about Berlin. I guess it's just not a place that ranks high on my cultural interests, so to speak!. However I will go one day of course, because I may well be wrong! And I think I'll really enjoy the museums and the botanical garden - my favourite! Thank you for sharing Carmen!

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  12. Thanks Jennifer. Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  13. The flight was such a bargain!! How was Munich? What was your favourite thing to do there? Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  14. Oooh, where have you visited in Germany? Hope you're doing well.

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  15. The price was definitely a deciding factor in going there. How did you like Munich? What's your fave thing to do? I haven't been! :]

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  16. Some trips are short, hope you enjoyed Berlin while you were there. What was your fave thing to do/see? Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  17. Thanks Katerina! Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  18. Thank you for reading, Marie. Stay safe out there!

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  19. I miss Berlin indeed. Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  20. So cheap - I love bargain flights hehe. Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  21. I can see that. It was never on my list, but the flight was cheap & I ended up enjoying it. Sometimes life's surprises are just as fun as planning something out. :] Stay safe! Hope you're doing well.

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  22. I really loved Alexanderplatz, I went to a music festival under the subway station and it was fantastic!!

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