3 day trips from Berlin you can do with your 49-euro ticket

3 day trips from Berlin you can do with your 49-euro ticket

If, like millions of other people, you purchased a 49-euro Deutschlandticket at the beginning of May, you must be keen to make the most of it. The Deutschlandticket looks like it’s here to stay, but there’s still no time like the present to get out and about on public transport! 

How does the Deutschlandticket work?

The ticket can be used on all public and regional transport in Germany, but note that it can’t be used on long-distance IC, EC or ICE trains. The ticket is also non-transferrable and so can only be used by the person who purchased it. 

3 day trip ideas from Berlin

Now that spring is fully here, and summer is well on its way, it’s a great time to start thinking about day trips you can take with your 49-euro ticket. Berlin is close to some great places worth checking out. Here are three wonderful places you can visit on a day trip with your 49-euro ticket: Potsdam, Spreewald, and Müggelsee. 

1. Potsdam and Sanssouci Palace

Potsdam is a fancy town south of Berlin and is most famous for being the home of Sanssouci Palace. The palace is a popular destination for tourists and locals, a beautiful landmark sometimes called the “Versailles of Germany”, with extensive gardens and fabulous architecture. This excursion should be at the top of your day trip list.

Located just 38 kilometres from Berlin, the city of Potsdam and Sanssouci Palace are easy to reach using the S-Bahn. The journey takes around an hour. To get to Potsdam, take the S7 towards Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. In front of the station, there are buses that go to Sanssouci Palace. Exploring Potsdam and Sanssouci is easily the most popular day trip from Berlin because it’s beautiful, affordable, and easy to reach.

 2. Spreewald

Do you want to escape the city to get some fresh air and reconnect with nature? Check out Spreewald. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is crisscrossed by nearly 200 canals and is less well-known among foreign tourists. Visitors can hire a kayak or canoe to spend a fantastic day exploring the waterways. 

Spreewald is about 100 kilometers from Berlin. It takes about an hour and 20 minutes to get there on the train - take one of the frequent trains from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Lübbenau (Spreewald). Spreewald is a great way to reconnect with nature, escape the city and try something new.

3. Müggelsee

Feeling an itch to get to the beach? Instead of booking a holiday abroad, why not just spend the day at a local lake? Berlin has many lakes, but Müggelsee in the east of the city is the most popular among locals. The water is warm and shallow compared to other lakes. It is an enjoyable trip to do as a group or even on your own. Make sure you pack your snacks and drinks for the beach.  

From Alexanderplatz, it takes about an hour to reach the lake using the S3 line towards Köpenick. At Köpenick, switch to bus 169, get off at Rübezahl (Berlin) and walk to the lake. Go to the lake to get some Vitamin D, spend time in the water and have an all-round grand day out of Berlin.

Where will your next day trip take you?

These three places are close to Berlin and not too difficult to reach using public transport, so get out there and see more of Germany! With the 49-euro ticket fully available, now is the moment to enjoy weekends exploring other parts of Germany by train. Where will you go on your next trip?

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