Berlin to Munich

Berlin to Munich

Berlin is the capital city of Germany which is located in the EU and Schengen community.  Berlin offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;

  • Brandenburg gate
  • Berlin wall
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Reichstag building
  • Museum island
  • Memorial to the murdered jews of Europe
  • Charlottenburg palace
  • Berlin cathedral
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Museums
Berlin wall, Berlin, Germany

Berlin wall, Berlin, Germany

Berlin is one of the cheaper cities of Europe.  The hotels in Berlin are great value, you can find some great hotel deals, and there are plenty to choose from too!  The city is not really walkable but there are lots of hop on hop off buses you can choose from to take you to the famous city sites.  Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg gate seem to be major hubs for the bus tours.

Believe it or not, the Berlin wall still exists, or 1.4km of it anyway!  It’s referred to as the Berlin wall memorial and is there to give an impression of how the wall looked.  It also commemorates the lives that were lost there.

Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany

Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany

For me, the Reichstag building is the most beautiful building in Berlin.  Reichstag is German for the Imperial Diet, and this was the building of the imperial diet from when it was built in 1894 until 1933 when it suffered from a severe fire.  In 1945 it suffered more damage from bombings during the second world war.  By 1999 the Reichstag building had been restored to its former glory and it’s now possible to visit inside the building and go to the top and inside the dome.  The dome offers great views of the city, day and night!

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg gate is probably one of the most popular places to visit in Berlin and in Germany.  These are effectively the city gates of Berlin, you’ll have probably seen these during the new years celebrations of Germany or World cup celebrations.  For those Michael Jackson fans amongst us, behind the gates is the hotel Adlon, which is the hotel from where he dangled his baby, Blanket, from the balcony.  Also the Liam Neeson movie ‘Unknown’ was filmed in the hotel Adlon.

Flixbus from Berlin to MunichFlixbus from Berlin to Munich

The bus to Munich was very cheap with decent sized seats, free WiFi and phone chargers, so it wasn’t too important that the journey was 7 hours.  For the price difference between flixbus and the train, the flixbus was the best option.  The train station in Berlin is very modern and new, compared to a disorganised bus station a metro ride away.  In the Munich bus station however, it is nice and new, and right next to the train station.

 

Munich to Liechtenstein via Innsbrook

2017-03-13T15:16:29+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Germany, Western Europe|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Nicole Anderson April 18, 2017 at 1:27 am - Reply

    What a great list of attractions for Berlin. I really look forward to visiting Germany for all that it has to offer. The buses certainly look very comfortable and with free wifi you can also get other stuff done while you enjoy views of your journey. Great information, thank you.

  2. Alice Chen April 18, 2017 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I haven’t been to Germany before but I really want to! I didn’t know Berlin isn’t that expensive – that’s defnitely good to know! The Berlin Wall looks like a great relic of history

  3. Maggie April 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I grew up 2 hours from Berlin in Poland but have never been! My dad was there when the wall came down and still has a piece of it saved. Great list!

  4. Abhinav Singh April 18, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Such an interesting article. I am very keen to see the Berlin wall. I did not know you can catch a bus to Munich from Berlin. Free wi-fi and phone chargers are always desirable. I have noted this for my future travel to Europe.

  5. Ivy April 19, 2017 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I haven’t been to Germany but I’d love to take my mom there in the next year or two. The architecture there is beautiful! I’ve heard a lot about the Flixbus- conflicting reviews depending on where you use it in Europe. Good to know it’s one of the best options in Germany!

  6. I have watched Unknown. Hotel Adlon is elegant and classic. It has a really good location so I think this is the best place to start a tour in Berlin. It is probably expensive.

    I would really like to join a Berlin wall tour. It would be nice to see where the famous events of Cold War happened and history.

  7. Deni April 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I went to Berlin a few years ago and saw most of the hot spots listed here when I went! I had no idea about Hotel Adlon though! I definitely need to add it to my list whenever I decide to go back to Berlin!

  8. Judy April 20, 2017 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Had to google what the Diet is! But wow, I don’t remember this side of Berlin from when I was there last. Very good list of things to see! The bus to Munich is such a good idea too.

  9. Global Girl Travels April 20, 2017 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Germany is such a beautiful country. I have a long list of places to see there! You’re lucky to have had to set foot on both of these cities!

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