We've changed part of our summer travel plans. Instead of seven or eight days in London after about five or six days in Ireland, we've decided on five or six days preceding our Ireland adventure, with departure from Heathrow for the end of an approximate couple of weeks. We'll probably never tire of London with four previous stays there, but my wife and I continue to be interested in World War II and have visited Central Europe with that as sort of a theme wrapped in a touring holiday. I spent close to two years stationed in Germany more than 50 years ago and remember bits and pieces of the language but served my time in a small town, Bad Kreuznach, closer to the southwestern region of Germany, and, of course, it eas two Germanys then and travel quite restricted to theveast for US personnel.
We've not yet started our study of hotel possibilities, but for now, I'm curious about opportunities for day trips (we'll be traveling solely by rail and perhaps the occasional bus) from Berlin. I'm sure there are more important sights for us in Berlin but I wondering about day trip options on public transport. Are there several bahnhofs in the city? It may make some difference in selecting lodging if day trips are contemplated, otherwise not. We'd like to be centrally located in any case so that to the extent possible we can walk to important landmarks (churches, museums, monuments, memorials, etc). It has seemed variable by cities we've visited but some rail station locations, while often providing less costly accomodations, are in what we old folks might term "seedy" neighborhoods where, frankly, at our ages, we might feel less comfortable, especially in the evenings.