Best day-trips from Berlin

You’re at Berlin, Germany and have seen everything here? Or you plan to go here and want to know what you can see on a day-trip or an excursion starting from Berlin? Check out this list of nice things to do somewhere around the city.

Biosphäre, Potsdam
Biosphäre, Potsdam

Explore the jungle
It was spring and the weather started to get better and more sunny. But then over night temperatures dropped and we woke up with a lot of snow in front of our hotel windows. For this day we had decided to go to the Biosphäre in Potsdam, Germany and that was a really good decision. It is a huge greenhouse with tropical plants, animals and tropical temperature. Read more…

Karls Erlebnis-Dorf, Elstal/Wustermark
Karls Erlebnis-Dorf, Elstal/Wustermark

Get your overdose on strawberries
It’s a place for shopping and kids entertainment: Karls Erlebnisdorf in Elstal, belonging to Wustermark, Germany is a farming theme park close to federal road 5 leading to Berlin. It is a theme park chain with different locations throughout Germany – but it is worth a visit. You can shop numerous items related to strawberries and in country house style, eat pancakes and burgers and have fun on the different playgrounds. Read more…

Spreewelten, Lübbenau
Spreewelten, Lübbenau

Swim with penguins
The Spreewald (or Błota in Lower Sorbian) is a nice former swamp area where you can hike, ride your bycicle, do canoeing or let yourself be taken around in small traditional ships. But what if the weather is bad? In Lübbenau, Germany there is also a nice spa – the Spreewelten. It is quite a typical indoor and outdoor adventure pool – with artificial waves, a small restaurant and a lazy river. Read more…

Katjes fruit gum factory, Potsdam
Katjes fruit gum factory, Potsdam

Buy some sweets directly from the factory
In an industrial zone of Potsdam, Germany you can find the candy factory of Katjes (in Germany well-known for gummy bears, also vegetarian ones). Here you can get up to the first floor to watch one production line and see how candy is made. Read more…

Heilandskirche, Sacrow, Potsdam
Heilandskirche, Sacrow, Potsdam

Find a wonderful church in a park
If you leave Berlin, Germany via Kladow you won’t recognize that you have left Berlin and entered the federal state of Brandenburg. On small roads you can reach Sacrow, belonging to Potsdam. This place offers a small castle, a wonderful park and directly at the river Havel, the Heilandskirche.
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Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam

Explore a park with many nice castles
The castle of Sanssouci is one of the best-known castles in Germany and located within the Park Sanssouci of Potsdam, Germany. It belonged to the house of Hohenzollern and the first buildings where created between 1745 and 1747 by the order of Frederick the Great in rococo style. It was extended in 1841 under Frederick William IV of Prussia and since 1990 the castle is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Spreewald, Germany
Spreewald, Germany

Do some canoeing and eat pickles
The Spreewald in Germany is a very special place. One you normally only visit to get a canoe to travel on the long and branched river network. Or to cross the area by bike. But some people even come here for a specialty that was once imported from the Netherlands: sour pickles.
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Jahrtausendturm, Magdeburg
Jahrtausendturm, Magdeburg

Climb on top of the Jahrtausendturm
The Jahrtausendturm or millenium tower is a wooden tower within the Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany – built for the Bundesgartenschau 1999. It is 60 meters high and you can do two things: first you can walk up the ramps outside of the building. They bring you up close to the peak and you can enjoy 360 degrees of nice views of the area and the city of Magdeburg.
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