S-Bahn Train Tour of Berlin: 6 Attractions in 1 Day


outdoor scenes and food in the Tiergarten Berlin
Images: Bridge and paths in the Tiergarten; Beer and pretzel at Cafe am Neuen See.
A great way to see six of Berlin's biggest attractions is to ride the elevated S-Bahn #S7 train.  It's inexpensive, fast, and fun to speed across the city, zipping between buildings and over plazas.  Jump on the S-Bahn at any stop you see below.  Get a multi-stop or day-pass and go back-and-forth.

#S7 S-Bahn Berlin Tour:

Stop: Zoologischer-Garten-Bahnhof
See: Berlin Zoo: This is a world famous collection of animals that includes numerous species.  If your up for a walk, nearby Bikini Haus has a terrace with a great view of the animal enclosures.

Stop: Tiergarten
See: Tiergarten: Take a stroll and wander on the pretty gravel paths past picturesque lakes  and over charming bridges.  Afterwards, have bratwurtz, pretzel and beer lakeside at the Tiergarten's Biergarten called Cafe am Neuen See, located along the Neuer See (a lake). 

Stop: Hauptbahnhof
See: Hauptbahnhof & Reichtstag:  Get off the train in the Hauptbahnhof, a cool glass-enclosed, multi-level main train station. Walk across the Spree River and you're in the Tiergarten, there you can visit the Parliament building, a.k.a. The Reichstag.

Stop: Hackescher Markt
See: Hackescher Markt:  A quick walk north in the charismatic Mitte neighborhood is this maze-like collection of buildings whose inner courtyards (hofes) are filled with shops and cafes to explore.

Stop: Alexander-platz-Bahnhof
See: Fernsehturm:  Berlin's famous and iconic Soviet-era TV tower is 1207ft/368m high.  It is located in the middle of the vast Alexander-platz.

Stop: Ostbahnhof
See: East Side Gallery:  Located along the Spree River, this graffiti-covered section of the historic Berlin Wall is an open air art gallery.
Beers and map in Berlin Tiergarten


Images: The Fernsehturm; Trams, S-Bahn train and Hackesche Markt Bahnhof; Cool U-Bahn station benches. Row 2: Elsewhere in Berlin: River cruises on the Spree; Classical architecture on Museuminsel; Atrium roof of Sony Center; Neue National Galerie. street trams and trains in Berlinstreet scenes on Museum Island Berlin

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