Have you stayed at home for a long time now and felt the need to go out for some days? Thinking about a weekend getaway? Cannot decide which place to go to? Worry not! Here is a list of some of the best weekend getaway destinations that you can visit for the perfect getaway.
A visit to any of these places will give you that much need break from the dull and monotonous daily routine. It will relax you over the weekend and give you new energy to work again. So if you haven’t already, give a quick visit to these places over a weekend and have a wonderful time.
Best Weekend Getaways from Berlin
Not a very popularly known tourist spot, but an interesting getaway destination, Kiel is the most populated city and capital of Schleswig-Holstein. It is the maritime hub of Germany and majority of its life events revolve around the same.
Kiel has a lot of places worth visiting; the best ones include Nicholas Church, Holstein Street for a shopping spree, Rathaus which is the city Town House, beaches like Strande and Laboe, and Old Botanical Garden. The absolute best time to visit Kiel would be during the last week of June when the annual Kiel Week takes place.
This is the most important event of Kiel which begins with music all across the city and ends with fireworks. It is the largest sailing event in the world and features a huge number of ships from different eras.
Distance from Berlin- 220 miles from Berlin
Best Time to visit:May to September
Places to stay: Comfort Hotel tom Kyle, Strandhotel Seeblick, Hotel Berliner Hof and Hotel Waffenschmiede.
The perfect place for a weekend getaway dedicated to exploring a new city. Prague though one of the cheaper European countries has some of the best places to explore. The growing art and culture hub which it is being recognized as will leave you spellbound at the beauty that it is. The Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Zoo, St. Vitus Cathedral are some of the top attractions of this place.
Distance from Berlin: 217 miles.
Best Time to Visit: June up until October
Places to stay: The Granary, Orbis, Leon Hotel, The Art House
Known as Germany’s trade hub for having established the first stock exchange, Leipzig is not just a business city. It has been known for producing gems like Richard Wagner, Johann S. Bach and Thomaskirche. Having been on both sides of the world, the corporate sector as well as the arts sector, Leipzig is a historically and culturally rich city worth exploring.
For a romantic yet worthwhile weekend getaway, Leipzig is a great choice to pick. Among the various attractions of Leipzig, the top ones are: St. Thomas Church, Spinnerei, Museum of Fine Arts, Stasi Museum, Mendelssohn-Haus and Panorama Tower.
Distance from Berlin:117 Miles.
Best time to Visit: May-September.
Places to Stay: There are various Homestay and Hotels available to stay in, in Leipzig. The most popular ones include Studio 44, Astral’Inn Leipzig Hotel & Restaurant, ZeitRaum 10/ Apartment “Blau”.
If you are interested in exploring or are interested in history, Dresden is a great place to visit. Its tragic history from its days of glory to being completely ruined during WW1, Dresden has been the receiver of hundreds of bombardments due to its loyalty to the Nazis.
It was once known as the Florence of Elbe and still stays rich in artistic and architectural heritage. When in Dresden, include Frauenkirche, Zwinger, Semper Opera House and Procession of Princes to your itinerary. These places must not be missed!
Distance from Berlin: 120 miles
Best time to visit: Though its moderate climate makes it an all year round tourist hotspot, the best time to visit Dresden would be from May until October.
Stay: Dresden has varioushomestay as well as hotel options to choose from. The most popular ones being: Villa Barbara, Hyperion Hotel, Vienna House QF Hotel.
The second largest city in Germany, having the second largest port in Europe over the river Elbe, Hamburg is a city with a great historical past. It is important as Germany’s financial, trade and international law capital containing headquarters of some very important industries in each field. There is a lot to explore in Hamburg, making it a great weekend getaway spot. Reeperbahn, Town Hall, St. Petri Church, Shanghai Circus City are some of the best that Hamburg has to offer.
Distance from Berlin: 180 miles from Berlin.
Best time to go: May to October
Places to Stay: Hamburg features some great hotel and homestay, the best ones being: Auszeit Garni Hotel, LifeArt Lounge and Boardinghouse Rosentrabe.
Weekends are a great time to explore nearby cities and enjoy a quick getaway. If you are tired of the regular weekend routines of clubs and parties, a getaway to any of these places will be a great break.