Weekend breaks from Berlin

Travel from Berlin to Magdeburg, Leipzig and Dresden

If you currently live in Berlin, with FlixBus you can visit 3 beautiful German cities in just one weekend! You don’t believe it? Here’s our plan:

Take the bus on Saturday morning from Berlin to Magdeburg. The city is really close to the German capital, so you will only have to travel during one hour and a half, approximately.


Top sights in Magdeburg that you can’t miss:

Cathedral Church of St. Mauritius and St Katharina – The inside of the church is full of sculptures, while the outside is overlooking the river.

Notre-Dame Abbey – This building dates from the 11th century and it’s an incredible sight

Elbauen Park – A great park with a lake, a 60m tall millennium tower, themed gardens and even a butterfly house.

St Peter's Hill – With its three churches worth visiting: Magdalenekapelle, St. Petrikirche and Wallonerkirche

The City Hall – WA two-story baroque building in front of which is the statue of the Magdeburg Knight

Magdeburg is not really big, so you can visit all of these sights in one day. Actually, with the plan we created for you, you will have seven full hours to visit the most important Magdeburg sights. Afterwards, hop in the bus again shortly after 3 p.m., direction Leipzig.

Spend the night in Leipzig

Leipzig is a city with an intensive nightlife, which is why you will spend the night here. Book a hostel – no need to spend too much money in a fancy hotel since you will only be here for the night.

You will arrive in Leipzig around 5 p.m., so there is time enough to check in, dress up and go out for dinner, party, and whatever else arises. Just make sure to not wake up too late on Sunday, if you still want to do some sightseeing. Just walking through the city can be a nice interesting experience. The old City Hall, the central train station and St. Thomas Church are some of the things worth visiting.

Visit Dresden before going back to Berlin

Sunday is long and, around 1 p.m., it will be time to take your bags again, say goodbye to Leipzig, and hop in the bus to Dresden.

Around 3 p.m. your bus will arrive in Dresden. The city is well known for the classical architecture of its old town. The Zwinger-palace was inspired by the Versailles palace, and Brühl’s terrace offers the most beautiful river views.

Do whatever you prefer in Dresden and make sure to take the bus back home at 9 p.m. You still want to relax in your own bed after such an adventurous weekend.

Cities just one night away...

Travel to Amsterdam and Frankfurt, in the same weekend! Do you think you can do this?

Book your bus from Berlin to Amsterdam on Friday night. You will arrive in Amsterdam on Saturday morning. Take your day to visit the basics: the canals, the red light district and some museums. The Van Gogh Museum is a must-see, and the Body Worlds exhibition is a unique experience that you can only enjoy here! If you want more insights on what to do in Amsterdam, check our Amsterdam page.

After visiting Amsterdam, take the night bus to Frankfurt, rest for 6 – 7 hours and wake up on Sunday in this great German city! While you’re in Frankfurt, try the typical food: the Rippchen and the Frankfurter Wuerstchen are amongst the most delicious.

To go back to Berlin, just take again the night bus, which will bring you back home.


Day trips from Berlin

Our tips for Hamburg

This city is amazing! From the white houses in the Blankenese suburb until the Sankt Pauli district, Hamburg is a colourful and dynamic city. Beautiful canals, lots of green spaces and the sights over the Elbe River are reason enough to visit Hamburg! ➥ If you want to know the harbour make sure to take a ferry in Landungsbrücken, since this is one of the cheapest ways to do it.

Our tips for Hanover

Hanover is well-known for holding the second biggest “Oktoberfest” in Germany, but the city has much more to offer than that. You can visit places like the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen or the Berggarten, with beautiful sights especially during spring and summer. ➥If you are into flea markets, one of the biggest take place in Hanover every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Address: Am Hohen Ufer 1, Hanover 30159

Our tips for Rostock

When there is a particularly warm day and you don’t know how best to enjoy it, Rostock is the place to be! This place has it all: the beach, the harbour, and the purest nature you can find in the area, not to talk of many events that take place all-year-round. Don’t miss the Jasmund National Park, a natural reserve famous for its high cliffs and whose beech forest is impressive to visit, especially during spring.