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Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

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Newcastle, England
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Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

Hi,

We will be in Hannover for 3/4 days in early December. Is there enough to keep us busy for that time or do you reccomend us travelling to Berlin, and how much should that cost/ how long would it take??

We are interested in historic buildings, shopping, christmas markets, traditional 'german thing's' like gluwein etc.

Thanks everyone!!

Bremen, Germany
posts: 510
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1. Re: Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

There are many trains from Hannover to Berlin (1-2 per hour). It takes 1 1/2 or 2 hours to get there, most connections are without changing trains and a full price ticket is 101 - 112 Euro. You can save money (25-50%) by booking ahead, but are determined on a certain train.

Have a look at www.fahrplanauskunft.de

Bremen, Germany
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2. Re: Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

The price mentioned above is for a return ticket (full price).

Germany
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3. Re: Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

Not really. Berlin is huge, one day is really not enough to get some orientation. Also quite expensive if you use fast trains for this trip, and at the same time quite far if you use slow trains.

With the points of interests you listed, I would recommend one of the smaller towns near Hannover.

Hameln

http://www.hameln.de

Celle

http://www.celle.de

Goslar

http://www.goslar.de

They have historic buildings, christmas markets and are for sure more typical German than Berlin (which is just typical Berlin).

You could reach these tickets on a Lower Saxony Ticket. EUR 26,00 for 2-5 persons. Covers all regional trains in the state Lower Saxony, but also all other local public transport in Hannover (trams, buses).

railroad map Lower Saxonyhttp://www.bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/dbregio/ausfluege/niedersach/MDB37166-ns_ticket_karte.pdf

4. Re: Is it worth going to Berlin for the Day??

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