Prague, Czech Republic
Distance from Berlin: 351 kilometers south; four-hour drive
Why it made our list: Prague’s a place that everyone should go once in a lifetime, and luckily it’s just a morning’s drive from Berlin. In the winter, a lot of Germans end up over the border enjoying the city’s famous Christmas market for a few days. Cozy cafés, galleries, and parks also make it an awesome holiday spot in the summer, too.
Pro tip: If you’ve got the time for a serious road trip, you can hit a few different destinations on the way down to Prague like Potsdam, Dresden, and Swiss National Park.