So I have narrowed things down to come up with the following itinerary-
Haven’t figured out when to see the East Side gallery??
Please let me know if I’ve left out any other important places?
Friday the 18th - We ( my husband and I ) arrive at the airport from Italy at 3. We will pick up a Welcome pass for 5 days at the BVG counter at Tegel airport. We will take a taxi to the Hotel Adlon Kempinski. On the first afternoon we will head out to check out the Brandenburg Gate and DG Bank building next to Brandenburg Gate on Pariser Platz. We will go to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Open Tuesday -till 7-next to our hotel (last entry 6:15) and use the audio guide.
That night we will eat at nearby Cookies and Cream. Plan to look at the festival of lights!
1-Saturday - 19th we will do a half day tour of the historic sites end up at the Museum Island. We will see The Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) with and then go on to see the museums ourselves- On the Museum Island- the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) Tue-Sunday -6pm and the Pergamon Museum ( Need to have a museum pass, we have reserved a timed space here) Dinner is at 7 pm dinner at Katz Orange. Plan to continue to look at the festival of lights!
2-Sunday- 20th – take a walk through Tiergarten park and go to Nationalgalerie” (New National Gallery). Open 10-6 Tuesday- 11-6 on Sunday. Also, go to the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts). Open 10-6 Tuesday-Sunday. Look at the Philharmonie – (tour at 1:30) Maybe we could walk around Potsdamer Platz and Sony Center after? Dinner at 7 at Noto.
3-Monday the 21st - we will do a half day tour of the Jewish sites end up at the Jewish Museum (open till 10pm on Monday 8pm other days ). After the museum go to the Berlinische Galerie open 10-6 wed- Monday (Reduced admission after Jewish Museum).
Might get on a boat to rest our weary feet which dock near the DDR Museum. Know that hopping on the Buses 100 & 200 is another way to see the city off our feet.
Then have an apt for Reichstag dome at 6:30 on the 21st. (www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits/kupp.html)
Need a place for a late dinner after dome (8) on Monday ?? any suggestions ? the restaurant at the dome is reserved for a special event.
4-Tuesday- 22nd Plan to spend the day at the Charlottenburg palace, and it’s baroque garden. Will see the two museums (Open 10-6 Tuesday-Sunday) located side by side: the Bröhan-Museum (Broehan Museum) and the Sammlung Berggruen (Berggruen Collection). I’m planning most of a day for these three places.
We could walk around Potsdamer Platz and Sony Center after?
Eat at via Condotti ?
5-Wednesday – 23rd pack up and leave our bags till our 4 taxi to Potsdam. See the Berlin war memorial And/or “Hamburger Bahnhof” Museum of contemporary art (open 10-6 Tuesday –Sunday) (heard there is an excellent café there, called Sarah Weiner) and the Kathe Kollwitz Museum. ??