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.
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.
QUICK TIPS FOR 2 DAYS IN BERLIN
- 🔥 Hot Tip: Buy the Berlin Welcome Card to get around AND the Berlin Museum Pass to SAVE $$$.
- ✅ Book before: Book your guided tours in Berlin and Berlin Museum Pass early to avoid missing out.
- 📶 Stay Connected: Purchase an eSIM to stay connected. View All GERMANY eSIM Data Packs here.
🙋🏻♀️ WHERE TO STAY IN BERLIN
- EastSeven Berlin Hostel (Budget Hostel)
- Meininger Hotel Alexanderplatz (Budget Hotel)
- NH Collection Mitte Friedrichstrasse (Mid-Range Hotel)
- Hotel Adlon Kempinski (Luxury Hotel)
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.
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.