If you think you are bored strolling on the streets of Berlin and are tired bicycling on the same paths for days, it might be possible that you need a great long escape from the city. Just book yourself a trainor grab your cars and explore unimaginable beauty lands in and around Berlin. The landscapes and farms are so delightful that sometimes just getting a train and watching the view will fulfil your eyes with relaxation. Here we have listed some very famous and beautiful destinations mentioned where you can slide away on the weekends.
Top 8 Most Popular Weekend Getaways from Berlin
Yes, the name of this place often fools an individual but don’t get tricked. The English name of this picturesque beauty is Saxon Switzerland. This heavenly abode is the national park which shares the border of Germany with the Czech Republic. To find bed and breakfast in the core camping region is not possible. Here Hikers go wild camping in summer which is called Boofen by the locals. This means Camping without tents. Every small town where the river Elbe goes has a bed to sleep and food to eat. There is also a facility and ground provided for the campers who are a novice in hiking.
Distance from Berlin: is 156 miles and takesa 4-hour ride if you hop on a train.
Best time to visit:The best time is from May to September.
A place to stay:BioHotel Helvetia,Hotel Erbgericht and Hotel Berghof Lichtenhain
Though the WWII has not left many monuments and infrastructure, this German town still has some historical sites have survived. You can get on the train for as little as five euros and reach the city. This great city is 120 miles away from Berlin. There are numerous museums to visit, great graffiti works, and of course famous bars and restaurants. Apart from the scenic beauty of various Catheredal’s domes and red-tiled houses compact to each other, Dresden is renowned for historical opera house Semperoper and outdoor entertainment palace Zwinger built by Augustus the great. Dresden is also renowned for its annual Dresden music festival which runs for three weeks – starting in May end and ending in the month of June.
Distance from Berlin: 120 miles which can take about an hour or two in a car.
Best time to visit: Continental climate of the town makes it an ideal place to visit all around the year.
Place to stay: Bulow Palace and Hotel Suites are the excellent choices here.
This city is also called next Berlin. But there must be something different, or else why people would say a different name. Often said by many people, this city has many abandoned and empty buildings where art students try to set up their own studios. The graffiti on the abandoned walls is a beautiful watch as the young students have showered their thoughts on them. Apart from all these, the town is full of café’s, bars and restaurants.
Distance from Berlin: This city is just 118 miles from Berlin. You can reach this town in only 2 hours if you board a bus.
Best time to visit: Although it is possible to travel all around the year, summer is the best choice.
Places to stay:Seaside Park hotel, Leipzig Marriott, NH Leipzig Messe.
With just 94 miles from the Berlin, this neighbouring country’s city offers you a total change in the aspects of culture and architecture. If you are tired of roaming in Germany, this is the most accessible destination to reach. There is no need to take tension of money as this city is cheaper than most of the cities of Germany. You can get duty free alcohol and cigarettes. There is lot more to do in this town apart from booze and smoke. The city’s Philharmonic was rewarded for its’ spectacular architecture. Café 22 – the name itself suggests the café is on the 22nd floor which gives a beautiful view of the centre of the city and nearby forest and lakes. The embankment of Waly Chrobego houses a number of restaurants, pubs and lively bars.
Distance fromBerlin: 94 miles from the Berlin, this is accessible within 2 hours of a road journey.
Best time to visit: from June to September.
A place to stay: Hotel Zamek centrum and Radisson Blu.
The river spree spreads in a number of small waterways passing through meadows and forests. This area comprises of many small towns. Start at Burg. Pass through canals and enjoy the serene and calm atmosphere of the woods. Bring your bikes if you want to explore rugged and new bike trails. There is also a facility to book a private boat, which gives you the freedom of choosing your destinations and relaxation places. This unique landscape is worth for a day or a weekend trip.
Distance from Berlin: this place is one hour ride from Berlin.
Best time to visit: From May to September
Place to stay: Landhotel Burg and Waldhotel Eiche
This 48 hours escape from Berlin is worth a visit for nature lovers. Away from the chaos of the city, idling in the sands of the beach and watching the calmness of the sea. Don’t forget to watch the sailboats coming through on the harbours. Also, pay a visit to artist colonies like Ahrenshoop and Schwaan. Both the colonies have ongoing exhibitions and art galleries with some beautiful artefacts and sculptures. Also, try smoked fish and Baerenfang dessert made from honey-based liquor on the beach.
Distance from Berlin: 483 miles
Best time to visit:the month of June is generally the best time.
A place to stay: Precise resort Rugen and Grand Hotel Heiligendamm.
If you wish not to go too far from Berlin than this countryside resort is the perfect destination for you. This place is budget friendly and also stress buster if you are tired from the city buzz. It is an excellent romantic getaway for couples planning weekend privacy. Located amidst meadows you will have the feeling of detachment from the outer world. The staff here is extra-friendly,so you can ask them for nearbyattractions and spots if you wish to move around.
Distance from Berlin: This hotel is just 155 miles from Berlin city.
Best time to visit: all around the year.
The city of Prague has 1,100-year skylines including gem architectures like Prague’s cathedral, Charles bridge, the astronomical clock, and Municipal House. Prague’s narrow alleys, lush green lawns, and gardens, historic squares, and delicacy of its food garnish a perfect weekend for you. This city can be easily explored on foot or by public transport. There are attractions like Letna park, Wenceslas square, and Kampa island.
Distance from Berlin: The distance is 217 miles from Berlin city
Best time to visit: is spring and early fall.
A place to stay: Four season hotel and Mandarin Oriental.
Now you might have the feeling of being at the places listed above. Now it’s time to backpack and visit all these places one by one, it would definitely be worth it.