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Plan Your Trip to Berlin

Welcome to Berlin Travel Tips!

I started this site because I love my adopted home, Berlin, and I want to share all my best tips with you. This page will help you get started with planning a trip to Berlin, whether you’re in the dreaming phase, getting ready to go, or already in Berlin on your trip.

I’m Ali, and I’m from the US, but I’ve been living in Berlin since 2015 (and in Germany since 2011). Occasionally my husband, Andy, pops in to help with some tips, and you might sometimes see our dog, Zelda. We have lots of years of experience living in and exploring Berlin, and other parts of Germany, so you know you’re getting our local insider tips and knowledge of Berlin and Germany on this blog.

Plan a Trip to Berlin

While there’s a lot more on the site than just these articles, these are what I consider the most important ones to help get you started on planning a trip to Berlin.

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Plan a trip to Berlin with these tips

Thinking about visiting Berlin?

If you’re not sure yet if you’re coming to Berlin, or if you know you’re planning to visit but you’re in the early stages of planning, these blog posts are for you.

Planning your itinerary

Check out these itineraries for Berlin and Germany to plan out your trip.

Where to stay and getting around

Here are my guides for hotels and neighborhoods to help you decide where to stay, plus some helpful posts about transportation.


Sights and attractions

Berlin has so many fantastic attractions, landmarks, museums, and more. Here are some other helpful articles for things to do in Berlin, and you can find specific attraction guides on the what to do in Berlin page.

Your trip is approaching

Is your trip to Berlin coming up soon? Yay, it’s time to get excited! But it’s also time to think about things like packing and getting in from the airport.

You’re already in Berlin

Are you already in Berlin? Here are some helpful articles for where to eat and more. Although since some restaurants book up in advance, it wouldn’t hurt to read through some of these before you get to Berlin.

Seasonal Berlin

Most of the main attractions in Berlin are good to visit all year round. But there are some seasonal things you shouldn’t miss if that’s the time of year you’re visiting.

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Have questions about planning your trip to Berlin?

Join the Facebook group here to chat with Ali (she runs this site) and other people who have been to Berlin for tips.

Join our Facebook group!

Have questions about planning your trip to Berlin?

Join the Facebook group here to chat with Ali (she runs this site) and other people who have been to Berlin for tips.


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Check out my favorite travel planning sites and resources

These are the sites I like for travel planning, plus items I like to travel with.

Planning
Booking.com: Find a Berlin hotel here.

Rick Steves and Lonely Planet: My favorite guidebook resources.

Tours, Activities, Tickets
Viator: Great site for finding tours and other activities.

GetYourGuide: Another good option for tours and activities.

Transport
Welcome Pickups: No stress option for airport pickups.

Discover Cars: Find a rental car for Germany road trips.

Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus: Best options for getting around Germany.

Packing
Orange SIM & eSIM: Great option for SIM & eSIM cards for German & EU.

Collapsible water bottle, plug adapter, and stuff bag: Small things that will make your trip a little easier.

Check out my favorite travel planning sites and resources

These are the sites I like for travel planning, plus items I like to travel with.

Planning
Booking.com: Find a Berlin hotel here.

Rick Steves and Lonely Planet: My favorite guidebook resources.

Tours, Activities, Tickets
Viator: Great site for finding tours and other activities.

GetYourGuide: Another good option for tours and activities.

Transport
Welcome Pickups: No stress option for airport pickups.

Discover Cars: Find a rental car for Germany road trips.

Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus: Best options for getting around Germany.

Packing
Orange SIM & eSIM: Great option for SIM & eSIM cards for Germany & EU.

Collapsible water bottle, plug adapter, and stuff bag: Small things that will make your trip a little easier.

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