My girfriend and I are off to Berlin in about 3 weeks. As we are only there for three nights we want to make the most of our time there. We want to see as much of the sights as we can but we also want to have a lot of 'downtime' (i.e. drinking beer in nice bars!) as well which I feel is just as important.
Anyway, we land around 12.30 in the afternoon, heading to Hotel-Pension Bregenz so I would estimate we'll be able to hit the city by around 3.30pm. I don't expect to get much sightseeing in from this time so can anyone suggest a good area for us to spend our first hours in Berlin? Somewhere we can enjoy a nice budget dinner and perhaps just walk around the streets, chancing upon great bars, etc.
We'll start with the tourist sights the next morning, is a "Hop-on, Hop-Off" Bus tour advisable for this or should we just use public transport?