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Where to go between Berlin and Cologne a few days.

Hi All,

I'm planning on spending a week in Germany during an upcoming Europe trip. I'm flying into Berlin on August 25th and taking a train out of Cologne on August 31st. Between that, my plans are still fluid. I was planning on spending 2 days in Berlin, 2 days in Cologne, and 2 days somewhere in-between.

Nuremberg seems interesting - looks like there are lots of historical sites in the city. But then I read some comments that Wurzburg is a better choice. Can anyone comment on this?

Or I could do 2 cities for a day each?

Suggestions are much appreciated. FYI I'm a 27yo guy travelling solo.

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Württemberg6 points · 1 month ago

I'd say either Leipzig or Hamburg (or something in between).

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Extend your Cologne time to include Bonn and a boat trip up the Rhein to Koblenz.

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native3 points · 1 month ago

At the moment, and possibly still at the end of the month, the Rhine has super low water. I wouldn't count those tours to run without calling in advance.

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Canadian in Germany. Like it.5 points · 1 month ago

Err, check a map. Neither of those is "between Berlin and Cologne".

In my opinion you would be better off with Dusseldorf or Aachen.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

O, just meant I have a booked ticket leaving Cologne and one arriving in Berlin, travel plans between them are open.

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Germany4 points · 1 month ago

Yeah.... But.... Munich is at the other end of germany. You would spend a great deal of a day traveling from Berlin to Munich and back to cologne again.

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Canadian in Germany. Like it.2 points · 1 month ago

Yes, but as /u/Frontdackel said, you're going the wrong way, unless you want to spend a LOT of time on a train or driving.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Hmm, I am getting a Berlin-Munich flight on 8/28 for $15 (??). I'll look into Dusseldorf/Aachen, or, someone below said Bonn. Thanks for the suggestion

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My recommendation is using these two days to see more of Berlin. If you take a train form Berlin to Cologne it will also take up most of a day.

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Hessen3 points · 1 month ago

Do at least three days in Berlin

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When I used to live in Berlin, I loved going down to Leipzig for the weekend. It's quite a nice and chill little city. Maybe you could have a look at that as well :) Although, like the other commenters, I think you might want more time in Berlin.

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