>>2337346>-How easy will it be to be there without speaking German, only English? On that note, is it worth to try and learn any German before I go?
A few small bits of German will be very much appreciated.>How easy is it to get around to other parts of Germany, and how easy is it to travel to another country from Germany? Is it really just hopping on a train?
Basically yes, but I very much recommend booking tickets a few weeks in advance if you wanna travel long distance somewhere and for cross border travel to also check out the ticket prices of other national railway companies, unless you are interested in paying completely out of your ass.
For travel within Germany it should be noted, while Berlin has pretty decent transit, even along it's suburban and nearly rural edges, in many other cities and especially in rather rural areas, it can be complete joke and your bus and regional rail schedules might be reduced to just hourly or even bi-hourly service, especially on weekends, and ending at worst already in the early evening and is often completely dead by the late evening.>Anything we must do while there? Our biggest interests will be food, art, history, nature...not interested in clubs or drugs or anything.
I would recommend checking out the usual museum guides. For food I would recommend, if available, to check out restaurant reviews from non-Germans too, the average German's culinary standards are honestly not particularly high and rather utilitarian.
On another note, if you wanna go somewhere, I highly recommend looking up how long the trip will take beforehand and not just ten minutes before you wanna leave.
Berlin is pretty large and spread out city and those travel times can sum up substantially.
Alexanderplatz to Spandau Citadel for example is a respectable forty minute journey by public transit (and by car it can be due to Berlin's notorious congestion an equal or even longer trip).