one night in Berlin

One night in Berlin, Germany: what to see and what to do

If you landed with the plane like us in Berlin for a layover or you have to pass through the city but you have only one night, don’t be sad. You can spend one night in Berlin doing this small tour and be happy after that.

When you want go to Northern Europe, with a plane or by car or any other means of transport, you probably have to go through Berlin.

This is part of our North Europe Tour: click here to read more.

one night in Berlin

How to reach the city center from the airport during the night in Berlin

From Schönefeld Airport you can choose from subway, railway or Bus:

  • S-Bahn railway [S9 line] – every 10 minutes
  • Regional railway (Airport Express) [RE 7 / RB 14] – every 30 minutes
  • Night Bus (this is recommendable if you have to go during night, since the subway and the railway stops around midnight more or less):
    • N7: S+U Spandau – U Jakob-Kaiser-Platz – U Hermannplatz – U Rudow – S Flughafen Schönefeld – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal
    • N60: S Adlershof – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal

Always look at this page for updated informations.

From Tegel Airport you have only the Bus option:

  • TXL JetExpressBus: S+U Hauptbahnhof – S Beusselstraße – Flughafen Tegel
  • X9 JetExpressBus: S+U Zoologischer Garten – S+U Jungfernheide – Flughafen Tegel
  • 128 Bus: U Osloer Straße – U Franz-Neumann-Platz – U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz – Flughafen Tegel
  • 109 Bus: S +U Zoologischer Garten – S+U Jungfernheide – U Jakob-Kaiser-Platz – Flughafen Tegel

Always look at this page for updated informations.


Berlin is a classic capital. You’ll find expensive option but also cheap one. There are many fast food available and you don’t have to go to the expensive city center restaurants for eat.

Also the subway and the trains are not so expensive, but in line with other European cities.

What to see in Berlin

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag Building
  • Museum Island
  • Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)
  • East Side Gallery
  • Cathedral Church
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Zoo
  • Topography of Terror
  • Olympiastadion
  • Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

Recommended one night tour in Berlin city center

If you have very few hours there is only one option that deserves an exit from the airport: the walk that goes from Alexanderplatz to the Brandenburg Gate.

One night in Berlin

It’s a short walk (2.5 km) and you’ll have the time to see this beautiful city at night. The lights are simply incredible and you’ll see that the life, also in the night, will not stop. Of course in winter will be a bit different.

You’ll see various famous city spots like:

  • Alexanderplatz and its World Clock
  • Berlin Cathedral Church
  • German Historical Museum
  • Berlin State Opera
  • Bebelplatz
  • Reiterstandbild König Friedrich II von Preußen
  • Komische Oper Berlin
  • Madame Tussauds Berlin
  • Pariser Platz
  • Brandenburg Gate

You can also continue your walk up to the Tiergarten, from the Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten to the Zoo Berlin.

Some photos from the Berlin’s night

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