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11 days in Berlin and another place like Warsaw?

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1. Posted by jesgar (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi! This summer I will have 11-12 day to spent on holidays at the lasts of August. I will fly to Berlin but I think maybe 6 days will be enough to know the city. So I´m planning to travel another city (Munich, Warsaw ...) in which I can spent 4 days and then return to Spain.
Have you any advice about the time in Berlin and the communications to travel to any other interesting place?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Warshaw and Munich will be a bit too far. You could try Prague and Dresden. What are you interested in? Party, culture & history or nature? Amsterdam is also an option if you can get a night train.

BTW, Berlin is VERY big. You could spent three weeks and would still discover great things to see and do.

Do you have your flights already booked? I'm asking because it might make sense to book a one-way flight to Berlin and the flight back to spain from another city like Prague.

3. Posted by jesgar (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

No flights booked yet, but I think it will be cheaper entering and leaving on the same place. I'm interested in history,
At bahn.de I could see train timetables to Warsaw, only 5 hours. I think Amsterdan is more than this time and I plan to visit Amsterdam, Gante, Bruxes and other places in Belgium and Holand on another trip.

4. Posted by jesgar (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Excuse me, maybe I missunderstood you
I mean to stay, for example, 7 days at Berlin and 4 days in another city such as Warsaw. No more than two places.
When I traveled to Paris I need 7 days to visit all the city so don´t know if it would be too much time for Berlin (or too less, who knows!). I know Prague too :)

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Ok, so maybe you want another place in Germany.

Warshaw is not much of a tourist destination. Krakow, Gdansk and Wroclaw are far more popular. (There is probably a good reason for it.)

When you are in Berlin, you will certainly go and see Potsdam for one day. (It is a must.) If you do this on your last day in Berlin, you could go a bit west some more and explore northern Brandenburg a bit. Especially nice if you are into water activities like canooing or fishing.

Other options would be the Baltic Coast, Harz Mountains, the Elbsandstein Mountains, the Spreewald, Leipzig and Dresden. The Harz Mountains would be great for hiking and history. The Spreewald would offer the unique landscape there along with the culture of the Slavic minority of the Sorbs. Dresden would combine art, culture and history with party. Similar for Leipzig - history and party here. The Elbsandstein mountains would be a bit of hiking and some great rockclimbing.

Take your pick, I'll be glad to answer your questions about any region.

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

I wouldn't go to Leipzig, unless you're really into classical music like myself. The city is not that wonderful. Go for Spreewald or the Harz mountains, which are really beautiful, or consider travelling south-east for the border region with Czech Republic (Bohemia).

Niels (Amsterdam)