Day Trips From Berlin
Looking for a short trip from Berlin? I’ve got the best suggestions- most can be travelled to within a few hours. They all have train service, which makes the voyage a breeze!
1: Gorlitz- This adorable town is south of Berlin. It is located right on the border with Poland, which makes it a very cool spot to spend a day. The town has gorgeous architecture, every building tells a story. There are hundreds of tiny boutiques amidst the quaint streets. The best part? You only need to take a short walk across a foot bridge and you’ll find yourself in Poland!
2: Dresden- I liked the city a lot! I found it to be the perfect compromise between Berlin (which was destroyed and rebuilt in a modern way) and Prague (which has barely been damaged and looks like a fairy tale). Dresden was very badly damaged, but the reconstructions are historically accurate. Even the new buildings suit the style if the older buildings around them. Ironically, it is also geographically situated between the two cities as well. If you love old buildings, then you will adore Dresden!
3: Potsdam- This town barely counts as a day trip, as it is so close to Berlin. Take the subway from downtown Berlin and you will arrive directly in downtown Potsdam. That being said, the proximity doesn’t extend to the design of the city. Compared to the urban chic vibe of Berlin, Potsdam looks significantly more royal
4: Hamburg- This gorgeous seaside town is one of my favorite German cities north of Munich. The vast majority of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1842. This makes for an interesting vibe, since so much of the city has been rebuilt. Every district has a different flavor, including the famous Reeperbahn (night-life district) and the beautiful parks around the lake. If you want a relaxing place to explore, Hamburg is it!