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A love affair with history and a lifelong friendship with culture is what you will get to witness when you walk through the city of Berlin. It has a world-famous opera and orchestra, hosts some of the most elaborate international festivals and holds treasures of nature in its lands. Of course, it is also known to play home to scrumptious food, a vibrant night-life and more. This power-packed city traces its history way back to the 13th century. And if you find yourself in the German capital and are craving some excursions or trips a little outside of the main city, then we’ve got you covered with this list of day trips from Berlin.

How to reach: You can fly down to Berlin from India with layovers in Warsaw or Paris or even the UAE.

Best time to visit: May to September

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Here are 5 single day trips that you can take from Berlin:


How to reach: You can catch a train from Berlin to take you to Dresden. The journey takes nearly 3 hours.

Best time to visit: June to September

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From palace house museums to art museums, castles and theatres, classic architecture and remnants of history, the city of Dresden lets you walk around and feel as if you have journeyed your way back into another time and era. Parts of the city actually had to be rebuilt after the Second World War. And the Old Town is a charming area where you’ll want to stop and click a picture or just stare after every few metres. Walk around the squares of Theaterplatz and Schlossplatz to soak this air in. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this riverside city by crossing over the Augustus Bridge to see the views offered. Dresden is best explored on foot, making a visit here ideal for those who like their exploring to be done by wandering about on their own feet.

Lehnitz Sea

How to reach: Take a taxi from Berlin to Tegel and from Tegel you can enjoy a boat ride to Lehnitz Sea.

Best time to visit: May to September

lehnitz sea
Source: https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-day-trips-berlin/

Now if the above mention of a riverside area had piqued your interest, then get set because we have something more in store! Take a day to just enjoy long anad lazy boat rides around the Lehnitz Sea. This is a chance for you to explore Berlin’s extensive waterways as you pass through the Tegel Sea, Oberhavel, Lehnitz and Oder-Havel Canal. Make this day about seeing Berlin and its surrounding areas in a bit cut off manner as you back at them from your spot far away in the waters. Pack a picnic, get your favourite local food, sit back and enjoy the ride which let’s you experience the calmness of the waters and have a quiet afternoon to remember.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

How to reach: You can reach via a train or even travel by road by taking a taxi.

Best time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year.

3)Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
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Although the darkest chapter of the history of Germany or rather, one of the darkest chapters from the history of humanity overall, the existence of concentration camps in this country are a reality that we cannot overlook. Head to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp to see it for yourself, to get a true sense of the events that went down and their dark occurrence. And while the thought of visiting a concentration camp can feel a deeply saddening prospect, isn’t overlooking or going about our lives without their acknowledgement an act of forgetting them? Visitors to this camp talk about how their visit here is in honour of the unfortunate lives lost here and to hope that no matter where they are today, they have hopefully found peace in some way.


How to reach: Wannsee is accessible via local trains or alternatively you can even take a direct taxi to reach here as it isn’t quite far.

Best time to visit: May to September

Source: https://www.planetware.com/germany/top-rated-day-trips-from-berlin-d-zzz-15.htm

Wannsee with its old rustic villas is home to two major lakes Grosser and Kleiner. They are quite popular both, amongst tourists as well as locals on account of their beaches, their water activities and their general atmosphere. You can go sailing or even try your hand at rowing. For laidback days and ideal dinner meals, sit in cosy cafes atop roofs overlooking the views below. Walk along the Wannsee Bridge and drive down its scenic roads. A visit here is intended more than anything to take in the surroundings as a whole instead of one singled out site. You can spend your day going from one place to the next, to explore its many layers at your very own pace.


How to reach: From the Berlin Central Station, there are hourly trains starting for Lübbenau station at Spreewald.

Best time to visit: mid-May to mid-September.

Source: TripSavvy

Nature lovers it’s time for you to rejoice! Why? Well, because you shall go exploring rainforests and their lush green existence in their depths. Grab a boat or a kayak and meander through the waters within the jungles of Spreewald. There are trees everywhere you look and see. The Sun plays a game of peekaboo and you find yourself well within nature’s grooves. Some even call it the Venice of Germany. Adding to its charm are the colourful gherkins or stalls offering you everything from knick-knacks to souvenirs. There is also an Open Air Museum here in Lhede where you can explore its long-lasting culture dated from the 19th century! Walk along the paths that run besides the lake and observe it all. Moreover, spend time exploring through what has been declared by UNESCO itself to be a bio-reserve.

So, which of these places are making it to your Berlin visit itinerary?!

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