5 Days in Berlin

May 29th, 2007, 04:47 AM
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5 Days in Berlin

Would this be to much time? Or should we add a 2nd day on to Dresden or Nuremberg? Thanks.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:15 AM
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You could proabably take the train to Dresden for the day and return. This way you only need to deal with one hotel.

Nuremberg is quite a hike. I would stay in Berlin, see Potsdam, Dresden, so that gives you three days in Berlin. If you get bored, check out the Therman spa in Europa Center. Take a bicycle tour through the city.
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May 29th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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5 days is probably barely enough for Berlin. It's a big city with lots of sights; esp if you're into art. Lots of excellent museums.

Potsdam is a good day trip. Never been to Dresden, but that would be a great option too - make sure you visit the Dresden Green Vaults.
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May 29th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Look for my recent trip report on Berlin. I had 5.5 days and daytripped to Potsdam. I think Dresden is too far for a day trip, but others have done it.
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May 30th, 2007, 03:37 AM
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Definitely not "too much" - if anything, too little! However, as mentioned before, both Potsdam and Dresden are realistic day-trip destinations (there are also coaches leaving Berlin, which might be cheaper than taking a train - see :
http://www.germanytoenjoy.com/indiv/i_dresdentour.html
http://www.germanytoenjoy.com/indiv/i_potsdamtour.html)

There is so much to see in Berlin. Just an example for a 5 day itinerary:
Day I - tour to the major sites + Pergamon (perhaps you can squeeze in another museum? I don't think so)
Day II - Reichstag, Jewish Berlin tour, Jewish Museum
Day III - Wall/Cold War sites, Charlottenburg Palace
Day IV - Third Reich sites, Potsdamer Platz, Kulturforum
Day V - Wannsee, Potsdam, etc.

Notes;
- no dresden here
- so many sites missing, not to mention shopping, going out, etc.
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Jun 1st, 2007, 05:05 AM
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I'm going for 6.5 days at the beginning of July.

Besides day trips, are there places worth exploring by renting a car?

Or even an overnight trip possibly?

The city is big and there seemed to be a lot of sites so I allocated an extra day before moving on to Nice.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 11:23 PM
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Dresden would be my strongest recommendation for an overnight trip by train. Hamburg second, Leipzig third. If you are looking for smaller charming towns as a contrast to Berlin, then head to Quedlinburg in the Harz mountain resort area. It's an amazing town on the hill with a church at the very top. From Quedlinburg you can also visit nearby Wernigerode along with its hilltop castle.
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