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Berlin Itinerary

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Hello! Our trip to Germany is getting closer and we are narrowing down/deciding what to see in Berlin. I do have a map, and have a general idea of where things are, but haven't actually figured out what to see on what day yet. I was hoping for some feedback on our list of things to do and see if anyone had any recommendations on something major I might have missed. I also had some questions on buying passes, towards the bottom of this massively long thread. :-)

June 17-20 is when we will be in Berlin. We'll probably arrive around 2:30 via the train, and hopefully by 3:30 be able to do some site seeing. The 20th is a day trip to Wittenberg. We are staying somewhat close to the Brandenburg Gate, on Behrenstr street.

Thanks so much for all the help!

Our Top Site to See:

German History Museum
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamon Museum
Memorial to the Murdered Jews
Berlin Wall Memorial
Museum of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie
Neues Museum
Gendermenmarkt--specifically the chocolate store, possibly the two cathedrals?
Topography of Terror
Gemaldegalerie
Reichstag (this should be a top priority to see, right?)
Berlin Cathedral (Dom)

Possible other sites...not totally sure
DDR Museum--from what I've read, I'm not sure if this is totally worth doing, if it came on a pass for "free" we'd be up for it.
Checkpoint Charlie--sounds pretty touristy, the museum sounded good, but not sure about the rest of it.
Jewish Museum Berlin--just not sure if we'd be interested enough to see this, any recommendations?
German Resistance memorial--if we were close to it
musical instruments museum--again if it came on a pass
book burning memorial--we really want to see this actually, but probably not if it's not in the general flow of our site seeing day.

We also want to do and Underground Tour--probably Tour 1:
http://berliner-unterwelten.de/guided-tours.3.1.html
Has anyone done these, recommend one over another? I think we were debating between Tour 1 and Tour M.

We'd probably love to see/hear a concert if we had time. Any free or inexpensive ones? I think maybe the Berlin Cathedral has organ concerts, but I'm not sure the June schedule is out yet.

My sister and I always love to see author/musician houses. Are there any in Berlin that would be worth seeing?

Any other sites or events that would be a top highlight for us to see or do?

Any inexpensive restaurants/types of food you'd recommend us trying while in Berlin?

I also had a few questions on passes.

A Museum Pass Berlin (is there a way to know what it is all covered on this?)
or Berlin Pass
Welcome Card (transport)

Where to buy these? Any issues getting in? I think I read an article somewhere where someone had trouble with the museum pass? I'm suspecting the Museum pass is better than the Berlin Pass, is this correct? The museum pass would be purchased in Germany, not here in the US, correct?

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