Berlin is surely a destination for you if you’re up for new experiences, and a great opportunity for exploring this city where something is always going on. There is lots to see in Berlin, but surely also in the adjacent towns where you can see the beautiful nature of Germany, amazing palaces as well as spectacular parks. During your Working Holiday in Berlin, you should sure get the most out of it.
Let’s go on a small journey together here, so you can be inspired and get knowledge about some of these astonishing places.
First stop: Potsdam
You might not know it, but Potsdam is actually the capital of the German federal state, Brandenburg, and is located only about 25km. from Berlin City center. From Berlin Central station, you can take the S-Bahn, and after approximately 40min. you will arrive to Potsdam Hauptbanhof. Potsdam is a beautiful historical town, and it very famous for its stunning castles, here among Schloss Sanssouci. A great number of the parks and castles that you can see in Potsdam, are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and a wonderful thing is, that you can get to see many of these places, as every place is within cycling distance.
Second stop: Bad Muskau
Have you ever heard of this place? If not, now is the time, as it is truly worth visiting. Bad Muskau is located at the boarder to Poland, and is known for its palace, as well as beautiful landscape gardens. You might think that it is far from Berlin – imagine it’s at the Polish boarder! But no, it is only an approximate 2hr. 40min. train drive from Berlin. When going to Bad Muskau, you should make sure to visit the Muskau Park, which is one of the few UNESCO World Heritage sites which is in two countries – Germany and Poland.
Third stop: Bremen
A trip to Bremen will take you approximately 3hr.-4hr 30min depending of means of transportation. It is a bit of a distance from Berlin, but surely a place you do not want to miss out on. Bremen is a major cultural and economic center of Germany, and you can experience places such as the Bremen Town Hall, Bremen theater, Böttcherstrasse as well as the numerous of museums and historical sculptures. Also, did you know that Bremen is very well known from the Brother Grimm’s fairytale called “Town Musicians of Bremen”.
Last stop: Dresden
Dresden is a town which is located at the east of Germany and is the second largest city on the River Elbe (Hamburg is number one). You can get there from Berlin in approximately 2 hours by train, and you can look forward to seeing numerous parks and cultural monuments. Most attractions are within walking distance, and you can experience beautiful places such as Brühl’s Terrase, the Zwinger Palace, the Dresden Church of Our Lady, and much more.