48 hours in Berlin

48 hours in Berlin

Berlin is a city to visit at least once in life. It’s different from any other city I have visited in Europe for its boldness and rawness, in a positive way. It’s a foodie capital, a vibrant and young city with lots of museums and things to do.

I will tell you my favourite things to do if you have 48 hours in Berlin 😉

Where to stay?

I would advice Mitte, the nicest and most touristic district, and the center of Berlin. We stayed at the budget Easy Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt and don’t regret our choice. The rooms are small but you have all you need for a good night sleep in a comfortable and safe location with plenty of restaurants and cafes close to it. Each room has a window, an en suite bathroom and a TV.

What to do?

Day 1

Enjoy breakfast at any Bakerei/Konditorei or one of the many independent coffee shops in town. You can then head off to Brandenburg Tor and start your route through the most important monuments/sightseeings in Berlin.

These are the Reichstag (Parliament), the Tiergarten park, the War Memorial and finally Charlottenburg Palace, which is a good 7 km away from the Reichstag. We walked it but I would advise getting the tube because there’s not much to see on the way.

48 hours in Berlin

Day 2

On day 2 we stayed more locally, around  Mitte, and loved it. We walked around Friedrichstrasse, which is full of shops and it’s also the location of Charlie Check Point, the official border between East and West Berlin at the time of its division.

We visited the Berlin’s Cathedral and had a look at the museums around. Alexander Platz and the World Clock are also in this area and are worth a shot.

We got the tube to Oberbaumbrücke (bridge) and saw my favourite statues in Berlin, the Molekule Statues.

Where to eat?

Turkish bread in Kreuzberg or Friedrichsein

Lemke Berlin Brauhaus

If you are looking for a German dining experience, head to the Brauhaus for craft beer and Currywurst! I had the Käse Sptezel and they were delicious, the portions huge, and could not even finish it.

48 hours in Berlin

Sophien 11

By accident, we found ourselves wondering in what is the historical neighborhood of Berlin and stopped at two different pubs, which were authentic and packed with locals.

This is my way of favourite way of travelling, we had so much fun. One of them is Sophieneck, and the other is Sophien 11. You guessed right, a wee pub crawl occurred while in Berlin 🙂

48 hours in Berlin
Sophieneck, pub in Belin

Zur Rose

This German restaurant was really vintage and felt like home. After a day walking in the rain, two whole Schnitzels and a beer is all we needed 🙂

Double Schnitzel at Zur Rose

For more ideas about European city breaks, have a look at my posts here 😉

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