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Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

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Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

We would like to do a rushed visit to Berlin for one day from Warnemunde (cruise stop). I had read about a private train company that provides service from Warnemunde to Berlin, Interconnex, but their website is in German only, so I'm having some trouble. However, it looks like the schedule only shows an afternoon train from Warnemunde to Berlin (we would need a morning train). Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

DB timetable

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

From: Warnemuende

To: Berlin

The DB timetable shows also the InterConnex train (in column products as "X"). There is only this single connection per day by Veolia Transport. You don't need much German to understand a timetable

interconnex.info/tmpl/…

ab = departs

an = arrives

Mo,Di,Mi,Do,Fr,Sa,So = Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa,Su

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2. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

My opinion on this

a) Berlin is too far from Warnemünde for a day trip. Travel time will exceed the time you'll have for Berlin itself.

b) For Berlin you really need 3-4 days minimum. A few hours makes not really much sense. It was never a capital built to impress the visitor on first sight.

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3. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

I second tat opinion, there is plenty to keep you occupied for the day in both Rostock and Warnemünde. Just do a search on the forum, there have been many suggestions on how to spend your day.

Rostock is an old hanseatic city with one of the oldest universities in Europe, so plenty of history there.

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4. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

Thanks for the information. So there is only an afternoon train on Interconnex, so that's out. I was just checking all my options.

I have noticed that many people on this board discourage the one day trip to Berlin. But I look at it this way: suppose a visitor that has never been to New York City finds himself in Bridgeport, Connecticut (or any other similar city outside of NYC). He can either spend 12 hours in Bridgeport, or he can haul himself to NYC and spend 7 hours there, seeing what he can in the time he has. Personally, I would reccommend that he definitely go to NYC, it is one of the most fabulous cities in the world, why spend 12 hours strolling in Bridgeport? But that's just me, everybody's different.

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5. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

Rostock is not Bridgeport.

http://www.historicgermany.com/rostock.html

From what I've learned about travel reports on Berlin: The ones who are just a few hours or 1 day in Berlin give the worst ratings. "What a boring and ugly city. Left after 8 hours". While the ones who are there a few days write rather "We could barely scratch the surface. Will come back for sure.".

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6. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

Abalada,

It seems that you are suggesting that there is nothing worth seeing in Berlin for a day that would leave us with a good impression?

We have also considered visiting SansSouci for the afternoon, maybe that would be a better use of our time.

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7. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

Of course you can see a few single things (e.g. a museum or palace). Albeit SansSouci is strictly seen Potsdam and not Berlin.

The most concise introduction will be to join one of the walking tours, if they fit into your itinerary.

e.g.

http://www.brewersberlintours.com/

http://www.insidertour.com/

http://www.berlinwalks.com/

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8. Re: Warnebunde - Berlin Interconnex

I agree with the others ... it is better to stay in Rostock/Warnemünde for the day. Warnemünde is one of the nicest seaside towns at the Baltic Coast and wil easily occupy for a few hours. If you get tired of Warnemünde there is still Rostock which you can visit which is also very nice.

Berlin is definitely worth a visit and if you had a full day (meaning being able to do the sightseeing right after breakfast until late in the evening) than I would say it is worth it. Anyway, the trainride to and from Berlin is probably longer than the time you will have in Berlin itself. Berlin is a fairly widespead city which will mean what you will be able to see is limited.

If you really want to go to Berlin than doing a walking tour is your best bet to see quite a bit of Berlin, even if it is rushed.

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