1 day in Berlin

1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) itinerary

The itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) is for people who want to get a quick glimpse of the city for a short time. It is a walking tour around Berlin, which includes the most famous sites you should not miss. Before using the itinerary click here to see how to adjust it to suit your trip. If you have one more day in Berlin, check out the itinerary 2 days in Berlin to find out what you should not miss.

1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) itinerary map

09:00 AM
Metro station Alexanderplatz – starting point of the itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin).
Kilometers for the day: 5,4km.

Walk to Berlin TV Tower – 430m.
Cross Dircksenstraße and then Gontardstraße. Continue straight ahead till you reach the square in front of the tower.

09:15 AM – 09:30 AM
Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
See the tower from outside – 15min.

Walk to Red City Hall – 150m.
The City Hall is located at the other end of the square.

09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Red City Hall (Rotes Rathaus)
See the City Hall from outside – 15min.

Walk to Berlin Cathedral – 710m.
Take Spandauer Straße. Walk 250m and on the first block turn left on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße. Walk 200m till you reach a bridge. Cross it and continue straight ahead till you see the cathedral on your right side.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
Visit the cathedral – 1 hour.

Walk to Old Museum – 100m.
The museum is located next to the cathedral.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Old Museum (Altes Museum)
See the museum from outside – 15min.

Walk to the New Museum, Old National Gallery and Pergamon Museum – 190m.
Go round the Old Museum. Continue straight ahead till you see the three museums in front of you.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
New Museum (Neues Museum)
Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie)
Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum)
See the three museums from outside – 15min.

12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Lunch time – 2 hours.
You can try: “Weißbierstube Gaststätten GmbH” or “Zum Paddenwirt”.

How to get to Weißbierstube Gaststätten GmbH?
Go back to the Berlin Cathedral and cross again the bridge. Turn right and walk 220m along the river. When you reach a bridge, turn left on Rathausstraße. Walk 130m till you see the restaurant on the right side. To continue with the itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) after the lunch go back to the second bridge. Cross it and then continue straight ahead on Schloßplatz (for further instructions see “Walk to French Cathedral”).

How to get to Zum Paddenwirt?
Go back to the Berlin Cathedral and cross again the bridge. Turn right and walk 500m along the river. When you reach the second bridge, turn left on Grunerstraße. Walk 160m till you see the restaurant on the left side. To continue with the itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) after the lunch go back to the second bridge. Cross it and then continue straight ahead on Schloßplatz (for further instructions see “Walk to French Cathedral”).

Walk to French Cathedral – 1,3km.
Go back to Berlin Cathedral. Then continue straight ahead till you reach the end of Schloßplatz. Turn right and cross the bridge in front of you. Walk 460m ahead till you see the cathedral on your left side.

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
French Cathedral (Französischer Dom)
See the cathedral from outside – 15min.

Walk to New Church – 100m.
The church is located opposite the French Cathedral. Between the churches you will find the building of the Konzerthaus Berlin.

02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
New Church (Neue Kirche)
See the church from outside – 15min.

Walk to Checkpoint Charlie – 710m.
Take Mohrenstraße. Walk 210m and when you reach Friedrichstraße turn left. Walk 500m till you see Checkpoint Charlie in front of you.

03:15 PM – 03:30 PM
Checkpoint Charlie
See the checkpoint – 15 min.

Walk to Topography of Terror – 330m.
Take Zimmerstraße and walk 330m straight ahead till you see the museum on the left side.

03:45 PM – 04:15 PM
Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors)
See the ruins of the Berlin Wall, located in the outdoor part of the museum – 30min.

Walk to Brandenburg Gate – 1,2km.
Take Wilhelmstraße. Walk 1 km straight ahead and when you reach Unter den Linden turn left. Walk 200m till you reach the gate.

04:45 PM – 05:00 PM
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
See the gate – 15 min.

Walk to Reichstag building – 180m.
Take Ebertstraße. Walk 160m till you see the building in front of you.

05:15 PM – 05:30 PM
Reichstag building (Reichstagsgebäude)
See the building from outside – 15 min.

07:00 PM
Dinner
You can try: ”Restaurant Boulevard Friedrichstrasse” or “Restaurant Zur Nolle”.

How to get to Restaurant Boulevard Friedrichstrasse?
Take Reichstagufer and walk 850m along the river. When you reach the second bridge, turn left and cross it. Walk 80m till you see the restaurant on the right side. The itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) ends with the dinner.

How to get to Restaurant Zur Nolle?
Take Dorotheenstraße. Walk 930m ahead and when you reach Planckstraße turn left. Walk 120m ahead and on the first block turn right on Georgenstraße. The restaurant is after 20m on the left side. The itinerary 1 day in Berlin (24 hours in Berlin) ends with the dinner.

The itinerary in pictures

Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
Red City Hall (Rotes Rathaus)
Red City Hall (Rotes Rathaus)
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
Old Museum (Altes Museum)
Old Museum (Altes Museum)
Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie)
Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie)
New Museum (Neues Museum)
New Museum (Neues Museum)
French Cathedral (Französischer Dom)
French Cathedral (Französischer Dom)
Konzerthaus Berlin
Konzerthaus Berlin
New Church (Neue Kirche)
New Church (Neue Kirche)
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Reichstag building (Reichstagsgebäude)
Reichstag building (Reichstagsgebäude)
Restaurant Zur Nolle
Restaurant Zur Nolle
Restaurant Zur Nolle
Restaurant Zur Nolle

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