The Perfect 2 Days in Berlin Itinerary

Welcome to Berlin! This vibrant and diverse city is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Germany and this 2 days in Berlin Itinerary will help you plan your stay here.

With a rich history, modern culture, and endless things to see and do, two days in Berlin is a perfect amount of time to get a taste of what the city has to offer. 

The Perfect 2 Days in Berlin Itinerary

Welcome to Berlin! This vibrant and diverse city is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Germany and this 2 days in Berlin Itinerary will help you plan your stay here.

With a rich history, modern culture, and endless things to see and do, two days in Berlin is a perfect amount of time to get a taste of what the city has to offer. 

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2 days in Berlin Itinerary

In this travel blog, I will provide a detailed itinerary for Berlin, including the main sights, tips for getting around, and recommendations for food and drink.


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Overview of Berlin

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. It is located in the northeastern part of the country and is home to over 3.7 million people. Berlin has a rich history, having been the capital of Germany during both World War I and World War II. 

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city underwent a period of rapid transformation and is now known for its vibrant culture, diverse neighbourhoods, and world-class museums.

If you ask me, there are gorgeous cities in Europe such as Prague, and Paris or cities with thousands of years of history such as Athens or Rome. Berlin isn’t that.

But Berlin is a unique and fascinating place with historical events that happened in our lifetime (well for some). I didn’t love Berlin the first time I visited on a cold November day, because I had no plan or itinerary and frankly I didn’t know anything about the city. After returning to Berlin over the years I saw Berlin in a different light. I wrote this Berlin itinerary for 2 days to help you have the best time in Berlin during your visit.

So let’s get started with this Berlin Itinerary so you can start planning.

Overview 2 Days in Berlin Itinerary:

Here is your itinerary recap of all the places visited during your time in Berlin. 

Day 1 of your Berlin Itinerary:

Branderburg Gate – Reichstag – Tiergarten – Memorial to the Murdered Jews – Topography of Terrors – Checkpoint Charlie – Friedrichstrasse – Ritter Sport Chocolate World Berlin – Pranzlaure Berg

Day 2 of your Berlin Itinerary:

Friedrichshain – East Side Gallery – Alexander Platz & TV Tower – Museum Island – Bebelplatz – Kreuzberg 

Day One of your 2 days in Berlin Itinerary:

This itinerary is created so that you can do it on your own and independently, but I highly recommend starting the day with this 3rd Reich Walking Tour of Berlin.

Not only will it cover some of the places mentioned below, but you will also get a much better understanding of Berlin’s history, the Berlin Wall, and WW2 events that shaped the city. 

Brandenburg Gate

Start your day by visiting the Brandenburg Gate, which is one of the most iconic symbols of Berlin. This neoclassical monument was built in the 18th century and has played a significant role in the history of Berlin. The gate was originally designed to be a part of a larger wall that surrounded the city of Berlin, but it was never completed.

When Berlin was a divided city by the Berlin Wall (1962-1989), the Brandenburg Gate stood in the no-mans land and didn’t belong to East or West Berlin.

It naturally became a symbol of reunification. It was also the site of the famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Brandenburg Gate
Start your 2 days in Berlin Itinerary with Brandenburg Gate

It stands at the heart of Berlin and it is easy to get to via public transport or if you are staying in the city centre, simply walk here.

As you walk under the Brandenburg Gate, on one side will be West Berlin dominated by a huge avenue and the green park known as Tiergarten. On the other side, the main avenue of the former East Berlin, a street called Unter den Linden, translates to “Under the Lime Trees”. 

The street is lined with beautiful trees and is home to some of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, including the Berlin State Opera, the Humboldt University, and the Neue Wache. You might walk this on the second day of your 2 days in the Berlin Itinerary.

Reichstag (Parliament Building)

From the Brandenburg Gate, you can take a short walk to the nearby Reichstag building, which is home to the German parliament since 1999.

In 1933, the building was severely damaged in a fire that was blamed on the communists. The Nazi party used the fire as a pretext to pass the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler dictatorial powers.

This event virtually changed European (and World) history forever. 

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Reichstag
If you can try to book your free entry to Reichstag during your 2 days in Berlin

After World War II, the Reichstag fell into disrepair and was largely abandoned until a major renovation project in the ’90s to restore the building made it the home of the German parliament once again.

One of the most striking features of the modern Reichstag is the glass dome, which was added during the renovation. Visitors can take a spiral ramp to the top of the dome, where they can enjoy panoramic views of Berlin. 

Visiting the Reichstag is free, but you need to book your visit in advance through the official website of the German parliament. You also need to bring your passport with you. 


When you finish at the Reichstag, walk through the Tiergarten. The park was originally created in the 16th century as a hunting ground for the Rulers of Brandenburg.

Over the years, it evolved into a public park and was named the “Tiergarten” (German for “animal garden”) in the 18th century, when it became home to a menagerie of exotic animals. It still houses Berlin Zoo.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Tiergarten
Berlin Itinerary – Tiergarten is like the Central Park of Berlin.

This park is huge, but I do recommend walking toward the Soviet Memorial from where you can also see the Victory Monument in the distance.

The Soviet Memorial is a large war memorial. The focus is a large statue of a Soviet soldier holding a child, with a raised sword in his other hand.

The monument was built by the Soviet Union to commemorate their victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Soviet Memorial inside the Tiergarten.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews

Not far from here is the Memorial to Murdered Jews.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a large-scale memorial dedicated to the memory of the approximately six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

It was designed by the architect Peter Eisenman and was opened to the public in 2005.

The memorial consists of 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern over an area of 19,000 square metres. 

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Memorial to the Murder Jews
Memorial to the Murder Jews is a must-visit on your 2 days in Berlin Itinerary

The slabs are of varying heights, ranging from just a few centimetres to over four metres tall, and they create a sense of disorientation and confusion as visitors walk through the maze-like structure.

It serves as a reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II and as a warning against the dangers of prejudice, hatred, and intolerance. An important place to visit as you continue to the next place.

Topography of Terrors 

The Topography of Terrors is an outdoor museum that documents the history of the Nazi regime and its atrocities during World War II. 

The museum is situated on the site of the former Gestapo headquarters and provides a detailed account of the events that took place in Germany during the Nazi era. Admission is free.

There is also a large section of the original Berlin Wall here.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Berlin Wall
Part of the Berlin Wall remains near the Topography of Terrors in Berlin

The Topography of Terrors museum is focused on the history of the Nazi regime, with exhibits covering topics such as the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, the persecution and murder of Jews and other minorities, the use of concentration camps, and the activities of the Gestapo, the SS, and other Nazi organizations.


Checkpoint Charlie 

Only a short walk later, you’ll arrive at Checkpoint Charlie. After learning about the atrocities of the Second World War at the previous sights, we are back to the fascinating history of divided Berlin. 

Checkpoint Charlie was a border crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. It was located here in the Friedrichstraße and served as a symbol of the division between the communist East and the democratic West.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Checkpoint Charlie
A weekend in Berlin itinerary – Checkpoint Charlie was one of the key border crossings from West Berlin to East Berlin

A little bit of a background on the division of Berlin and the Berlin Wall:

After World War II, Germany was divided into four occupation zones controlled by the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. 

Berlin, located deep in the Soviet zone, was also divided into four sectors. 

In 1961, the East German government built the Berlin Wall to prevent East Germans from fleeing to the West, and Checkpoint Charlie became one of the few places where people could cross the border.

Checkpoint Charlie was heavily guarded by US and Soviet troops and was the site of several tense standoffs during the Cold War. 

In October 1961, Soviet tanks faced off against US tanks at the checkpoint, creating a potentially explosive situation. 

In 1989, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the checkpoint was dismantled, and the border was opened.

Today, Checkpoint Charlie is a popular tourist attraction in Berlin, with a replica of the original checkpoint building and a museum dedicated to the history of the checkpoint and the Berlin Wall. 

The museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the Cold War and the division of Germany, including photographs, documents, and equipment used by border guards. 

However, you can also see several outdoor exhibits, including a section of the Berlin Wall, a memorial to those who died trying to cross the border, and a row of flags representing the countries that were involved in the division of Germany.

You can read through the information at your own pace and the photographs bring it to life.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Friedrichstrasse
2 days in Berlin Itinerary – Friedrichstrasse is the main shopping street


Walk up the main shopping avenue of Berlin. There are a few cafes and bakeries where you can grab lunch or baked goods. Do try the Berliner at some point which is a typical German doughnut.

And if you are after some Bavarian food, you can get a hearty lunch at  Restaurant Maximilians Berlin.

Ritter Sport Colourful Chocolate World Berlin

For any chocolate lover, the next stop is a must. But I also think it is an important part of German culture. You ask any German and they will most likely tell you that they love Ritter Sport Chocolate, a popular German chocolate brand known for its distinctive square-shaped bars.

Ritter Sport Colourful Chocolate World Berlin is a museum and interactive experience located in the heart of Berlin, dedicated to the history and production of Ritter Sport chocolate. 

One of the highlights of the museum is the interactive exhibits, which allow you to create your own customised chocolate bars, choosing from a range of flavours and ingredients to make a unique and personalised treatment.

There is also a cafe where you can sample a range of Ritter Sport chocolate products, including exclusive flavours and limited-edition bars. The gift shop sells a variety of Ritter Sports products, including special edition bars and merchandise.

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Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin


Near the Ritter Sports World, you will also find Gendarmenmarkt square.

This square gives you an idea of how lavish the city must have been back in the 18th century. There are two main cathedrals here:

French Cathedral and the New Church which is usually referred to as the German Cathedral. The names come from the language spoken by the church’s community. You can visit both for free.

Prenzlauer Berg

In the evening, head to Prenzlauer Berg, which is a trendy neighbourhood known for its vibrant nightlife. You can enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area, followed by a drink at one of the bars or clubs. 

Be sure to try the local specialty, currywurst, which is a sausage served with curry ketchup.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Prenzlauer Berg
Residential streets of Prenzlauer Berg


Day Two of 2 days in Berlin Itinerary


Start your second day in Berlin by visiting Friedrichshain, an area in East Berlin that has become trendy in early 2000. Think bars, cafes, and nightclubs including the famous Berghain nightclub.

It is also home to the East Side Gallery but you can start your day here with a great brunch at Café Datscha Friedrichshain or maybe coffee at one of the best coffee roasters in Berlin with brunch at Silo Coffee.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Friedrichshain
2 days in Berlin Itinerary Friedrichshain

East Side Gallery

After you refuel with breakfast, walk down to the East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is a section of the Berlin Wall that has been transformed into an open-air gallery featuring murals and graffiti art near the Spree River.

The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall, stretching for 1.3 kilometres (0.8 miles).

It was created in 1990, shortly after the fall of the wall, as a way to commemorate the reunification of East and West Germany. 

2 days in Berlin Itinerary East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery is the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall.

More than 100 artists from around the world were invited to paint murals on the wall, creating a colourful and powerful tribute to freedom and democracy.

The murals on the East Side Gallery cover a variety of themes, from political and social commentary to abstract designs.

Some of the most famous murals include “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love,” also known as the “Fraternal Kiss,” which depicts a kiss between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker.

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“The kiss” on the East Side Gallery – Don’t miss it during your 2 days in Berlin Itinerary

Walk the length of the wall to see all the artwork.

Alexanderplatz & TV Tower

From the East Side Gallery, you can walk all the way toward Alexanderplatz or hop on the metro. In the distance you’ll see the TV Tower, this is the heart of the square where we are heading to. 

Alexanderplatz is a public square and a significant transport hub. The square is named after the Russian Emperor Alexander I, who visited Berlin in 1805 and it was the main centre for East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin wall.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Alexander Platz
2 days in Berlin Itinerary Alexanderplatz

One of the most recognised landmarks of Alexanderplatz is the Fernsehturm or TV Tower, a 368-metre (1,207-foot) tower that was built in the 1960s by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) as a symbol of communist power and technological progress.

It is the tallest structure in Germany and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in Europe. 

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2 days in Berlin Itinerary – TV Tower above the city of Berlin

The best part of it? You can take the lift to the top of the viewing platform at a height of 203 metres (666 feet), providing a panoramic view of Berlin. It also houses a revolving restaurant, which takes about an hour to make a full rotation.

You can pre-purchase your ticket for the TV Tower here.

There are plenty of shops and places to eat near here if you need to grab lunch.

Berlin Dom

Time to walk towards the Berliner Dom, a stunning cathedral on Museum Island. This is a protestant church and the exterior of the Berliner Dom features an impressive dome and several ornate spires, while the interior is decorated with mosaics, frescoes, and stained-glass windows.

You can climb to the top of the dome for a breathtaking view of the city. There is an admission fee of EUR 7.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Berlin Cathedral
Berlin Cathedral

Museum Island

Now that you are on Museum Island, there are a few places to consider.

Here you’ll find the Old MuseumNew Museum, the Old National GalleryBode Museum, and the famous Pergamon MuseumI would suggest visiting Neues Museum or Pergamon Museum.

The Neues museum is home to the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti, as well as many other ancient artifacts.

The Pergamon Museum is known for its impressive collection of ancient artifacts from the Near East, including the famous Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and the Market Gate of Miletus.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Museum Island
2 days in Berlin Itinerary – Museum Island

Recommendation: If you are planning to visit a few museums it might be worth getting a Berlin Museum Pass. With the Museum Pass, you get free 3-day entry to over 30 museums in Berlin. A must for any museum enthusiast.


Since you are very close to the Humboldt University, Neue Wache Memorial, and Bebalplatz, if you have the time and the energy I suggest walking along the Unter den Linden towards the Bebelplatz.

The Bebelplatz or Bebel Square is right next to the Opera House.

The square is also infamous for an event that took place on May 10, 1933, when the Nazis burned books by Jewish and other authors as part of their campaign to control and censor information.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Kreuzberg
Spend your final evening in Kreuzberg Berlin

When you walk across Bebelplatz you often come across people staring at the same spot on the ground. As you get closer, you see a glass container set in the stones, and below it an underground room with empty bookshelves. This empty library is a memorial to what happened here.

Time to head back to the hotel maybe for a little freshen-up or push on into the evening.


In the evening, head to the lively neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, which is known for its international cuisine. Be sure to try a Döner kebab, which is a popular Turkish street food. Or try the infamous burger at Burgermeister.

After dinner, you can enjoy a drink at one of the many bars in the area, or attend a concert or show at one of the local venues.

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Kreuzberg
Spend your final evening in Kreuzberg Berlin

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How to get around Berlin on public transport

Getting around Berlin on public transport is relatively easy and affordable. The city has an extensive network of buses, trams, and trains that run throughout the city. 

The best way to get around is by using the Berlin Welcome Card, which provides unlimited travel on public transport and discounts at many attractions. The prices for the Welcome Card range from 48 hours to 6 days and vary depending on the zones you want to travel in. 

If you only plan to travel in the central area of the city, you can purchase the AB ticket for 24 hours, which costs €8.80 for a day pass. 

2 days in Berlin Itinerary Berlin Metro
Berlin Itinerary – Using Berlin Metro is easy

You can buy tickets at ticket machines at stations or directly from bus drivers. It’s important to remember to validate your ticket before boarding, as inspectors do check tickets regularly. 

If you are staying in the city centre and don’t mind walking, then you might need to only purchase a single metro ride when you need it.

An AB ticket costs € 3 or a short trip costs € 2. 

Recommendation: To save time and money we recommend you purchase the Berlin WelcomeCard. The card not only allows you to travel for free with Berlin’s public transport (including to and from the airport) but also gives you up to 50% discount at more than 200 sights and attractions. Worth every penny!

Best Guided Tours in Berlin

There are many popular guided tours to do in Berlin for first-time visitors that can provide a great introduction to the city’s history, culture, and attractions. Here are a few of the most popular options:

  1. Berlin Walking Tour: A walking tour is a great way to get a feel for the city, and there are many options to choose from. Popular tours include the Berlin Highlights Walking Tour, which takes you to major attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, and Checkpoint Charlie, or the Berlin Wall and Cold War Walking Tour, which focuses on the city’s history during the Cold War.
  2. Third Reich Tour: Berlin played a pivotal role in the rise of the Nazi party and World War II, and many tours focus on this period of history. A popular option is the Third Reich Tour, which explores key sites like the site of Hitler’s former bunker and the Topography of Terror museum.
  3. Bike Tour: Another popular way to see the city is on a bike tour, which allows you to cover more ground than a walking tour. A popular option is the Berlin Bike Tour, which takes you to major attractions like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island.
  4. Alternative Berlin Bike Tour: If you’re interested in exploring Berlin’s alternative culture, a tour like the Alternative Berlin Bike Tour might be a good fit. This tour takes you to lesser-known neighbourhoods and street art installations, as well as alternative bars and shops.
  5. Museum Tours: Berlin is home to some of the world’s best museums, and many tours can help you navigate these cultural landmarks. Popular options include the Pergamon Museum, you can book your entrance ticket which includes an audio guide here or reserve a spot on this exclusive tour through two remarkable museums: the Pergamon and the New Museum Tour. Alternatively, the Museum Island Pass may be what you’re looking for. It includes a guided tour of two museums and an entrance to other museums on this island in the Spree River.

No matter what your interests or schedule, many guided tours in Berlin can help you get the most out of your visit and would be a great addition to your 2 days in Berlin itinerary. View more things to do in Berlin here.

Berlin in 2 days Itinerary
Which tour to take during your 2 days Itinerary in Berlin?

Which Areas to Stay in Berlin

For first-time visitors to Berlin, there are several districts you might choose to stay, depending on your interests and budget. Here are some of the best districts to consider:

  1. Mitte: Mitte is the city’s central district and is a great choice for first-time visitors, as it is home to many of Berlin’s top attractions, including Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie. This area also has a wide range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to luxury hotels.
  2. Kreuzberg: Known for its vibrant nightlife and multicultural atmosphere, Kreuzberg is a popular choice for younger visitors. This neighbourhood is home to many trendy bars and restaurants, as well as street art and alternative culture. Kreuzberg also has a variety of accommodation options, from budget guesthouses to upscale hotels.
  3. Prenzlauer Berg: Located in the northeast of the city, Prenzlauer Berg is a trendy and upscale neighbourhood that has become popular with young families and professionals. This area has many cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops, as well as leafy parks and playgrounds. Prenzlauer Berg has a variety of accommodation options, including stylish boutique hotels and apartments.
  4. Friedrichshain: Friedrichshain is another popular neighbourhood for younger visitors, known for its vibrant street art, nightlife, and alternative culture. This area is also home to the famous East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin Wall covered in murals. Friedrichshain has a range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to trendy boutique hotels.

No matter which neighbourhood you choose, Berlin has excellent public transportation, so it’s easy to get around the city and explore all the different areas.


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2 days in Berlin Itinerary Taste some German food

Best Places to Eat Traditional German Food in Berlin

Berlin has many great restaurants that serve traditional German cuisine. Here are some of the best restaurants for visitors to try:

  1. Zur Letzten Instanz: This historic restaurant has been serving traditional German food since 1621 and is one of the oldest restaurants in Berlin. The menu features classic dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Eisbein (pork knuckle).
  2. Max und Moritz: This traditional Berlin-style pub serves hearty German dishes such as Königsberger Klopse (meatballs in a creamy caper sauce) and Labskaus (a potato and meat dish). The restaurant also has a large selection of German beers and wines.
  3. Borchardt: This upscale restaurant has been serving traditional German cuisine since 1853 and is located in the heart of Berlin. The menu features classic dishes such as Tafelspitz (boiled beef) and Rinderrouladen (beef rolls with pickles and bacon).
  4. Jolesch: This restaurant serves Austrian and German cuisine and is known for its Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz. The restaurant also has a large selection of Austrian wines and beers.
  5. Schlesisch Blau: Small venue in Kreuzberg serving home-cooked German classics.

Be sure to try some traditional German dishes such as Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, and Bratwurst. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a cold German beer or a glass of Riesling!

Best Coffee in Berlin

Berlin is known for its excellent coffee scene, with many independent coffee roasters and cafes throughout the city. You must try one of these during your 2 days in Berlin Itinerary. 

Here are three of the best coffee roasters in Berlin:

  1. The Barn: The Barn is one of Berlin’s most well-known specialty coffee roasters, with several locations throughout the city. They source their coffee beans directly from small-scale farmers and roast them in-house to create unique and high-quality blends. The Barn also has a cafe in Mitte where you can sample their coffee and enjoy a pastry or light meal.
  2. Five Elephant: Five Elephant is another popular specialty coffee roaster in Berlin, known for its single-origin coffee beans and carefully crafted blends. They roast their beans in-house and offer a variety of brewing methods, including pour-over and espresso. Five Elephant also has a cafe in Kreuzberg where you can taste their coffee and try one of their famous cheesecakes.
  3. Bonanza Coffee: Bonanza Coffee is a small-batch roaster that sources its coffee beans from sustainable and ethical sources around the world. They roast their beans in small batches to ensure optimal flavour and freshness. Bonanza Coffee also has a cafe in Prenzlauer Berg where you can try their coffee and indulge in a light meal or pastry.

No matter which coffee roaster you choose, you can be sure that you’ll find high-quality and unique coffee in Berlin.

When is the Best Time to Visit Berlin?

The best time to visit Berlin depends on your personal preferences and what you want to do during your trip. Here is some information to help you decide:

  1. Weather: Berlin has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The peak tourist season is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is warm and sunny. However, this is also the busiest time of year, and prices for accommodations and attractions can be higher.
  2. Festivals and Events: Berlin hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, including the Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) in February, the Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) in May, and the Christmas markets in December. This Christmas Markets Segway Tour is great fun! If you want to experience a specific festival or event, make sure to plan your trip accordingly.
  3. Crowds and Prices: If you want to avoid crowds and save money, consider visiting Berlin in the shoulder seasons of May or September, when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Prices for accommodations and attractions may also be lower during these months.

You might consider these points when planning your 2 days in Berlin.


Where To Stay In Berlin 

Here are five suggested hotels to stay at in Berlin, including options for luxury, mid-range, budget, and a great hostel:

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

If you’re looking for luxury, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of the best hotels in Berlin. This iconic hotel is located next to the Brandenburg Gate and offers elegant rooms, fine dining, and a luxurious spa.

NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse

For a mid-range option, the NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse is a great choice. This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Berlin, just a few minutes walk from major attractions like Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall Memorial.

Meininger Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

The Meininger Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is a great choice if you’re on a budget. This modern hostel/hotel is located in the trendy Friedrichshain neighbourhood and offers affordable rooms, a shared kitchen, and a rooftop terrace with great city views.

Aletto Hotel Kudamm

Another great mid-range option is the Aletto Hotel Kudamm. Located in the popular Charlottenburg neighbourhood, this hotel offers comfortable rooms, a fitness centre, and a rooftop terrace with city views.

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

 If you’re looking for a great hostel, the EastSeven Berlin Hostel is a highly-rated option. Located in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood, this hostel offers comfortable and affordable dorms and private rooms, as well as a communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a cosy lounge area.


2 days in Berlin Itinerary Berliner
2 days in Berlin Itinerary Berliner is a must!

Is 2 Days Enough to See Berlin?

How many days do you need to see Berlin? I think 2 days in Berlin is the perfect amount of days to see the main highlights of Berlin. Furthermore, it’s long enough to get a little taste of the different neighbourhoods of Berlin too.

This itinerary was created specifically for people who are looking for a Berlin itinerary for two days. If you are looking for inspiration for a Berlin itinerary 3 days, simply follow this itinerary and spend the last day visiting Charlottenburg or visiting Postdam on a day trip. 

Final Thoughts on this 2 days in Berlin Itinerary

If you made it to the end, thank you!

I wrote this Itinerary for Berlin as it took me a few times to visit Berlin to get under its skin. Since my first visit was during a cold overcast November day with no itinerary and knowledge of the city, it makes sense that I didn’t love it.

But Berlin has also changed a lot in the past 20 years. It is vibrant, alternative, modern and old, and quirky at times.

And once you learn more about the history of the Berlin wall and WW2, it is a fascinating city to explore. So happy travels and I hope your 2 days in Berlin will also make you appreciate this city as much as I do now. 

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🏥 Travel Insurance: We recommend Heymondo (Get 5% off Heymondo) & SafetyWing

🚌 Transportation: Trainline is the best website to reserve trains. We use Omio to book transport worldwide. For travel in Asia, we use 12Go. 

🚘 Car Rental: We use DiscoverCars to book rental cars worldwide.

👫 Group ToursG Adventures OR compare multi-day tours worldwide with Tourradar.

📸 Day Tours & TripsGetYourGuide & Viator are the only two platforms you need.

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🎒 LuggageOsprey Farpoint 40L Backpack or Samsonite Luggage Range.

🛄 What to Pack: Don’t forget your Universal charger and a good power bank.  To help you pack the essentials, here is our ULTIMATE Packing List for all Travellers.

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💰 Send Money Anywhere: WISE & Revolut are the best online accounts that let you send money, get paid, and spend money internationally. Both are so easy to use and way cheaper than any bank transfer.

📶 Stay Connected: Airalo eSIM allows you to get connected the moment you land at your destination, and you can avoid those expensive data roaming charges. We LOVE this product! Use promo code NOMAD15 for 15% off ALL eSIMs (new Airalo users only) OR use NOMAD10 for 10% off ALL eSIMs (for existing Airalo users)

✅ Check out our Travel Gear and Travel Resources for more valuable tips to save you money!

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