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Berlin on a Budget ~ Cheap Eats & Free Things to Do

As European capitals go, Berlin is a relatively affordable city to visit, especially if you know where to go.

Here are a few tips on free things to see and do in Berlin, even if you’re travelling on a budget, as well as a few suggestions on places to eat well for less. 

Free Things to Do in Berlin

Cheap Eats & Drinks in Berlin

The German capital is famed for its excellent street food scene, which means some of the best food in Berlin is also the cheapest food!

If you are a true foodie, you will certainly get your fill on all types of foods, ranging from towering burgers and food trucks to Vietnamese street food and, of course, all the currywurst you can eat!

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Free Things to Do and See in Berlin

You can learn about Berlin’s origins on various tours and experiences, but you’ll also find that you don’t have to spend your life’s savings to have a good time. From spectacular street art to amazing city views, there are tons of free things to do in Berlin that won’t cost you a cent.

Explore Berlin’s Famous Street Art

If you head over to the railway arches near Dircksenstrasse, you’ll be able to see many of the iconic masterpieces. One memorable piece would be the mural of Anne Frank by Jimmy C. This mural, along with other art from various artists, can be found in the courtyard of Haus Schwarzenberg.

Visit Berlin’s Urban Nation Art Gallery

Urban Nation is an urban art gallery with tons of unique art from various artists and a colourful staircase you’ll find very hard to forget. So while you’re in Berlin, don’t forget to get your art fix at Urban Nation for an experience you’ll remember forever… and it won’t cost you a thing!

Enjoy Epic City Views of Berlin at Klunkerkranich

If you make your way to the top of the Neukolln Arcaden shopping centre, you can enjoy gorgeous views over Berlin. One of the best-kept secrets of this shopping centre is that there is a secret rooftop bar. It’s totally free, but the only price you have to pay is with the purchase of a “cold one.”

If it’s closed, you can still go up to the 5th floor and take in the beautiful views from there (for free!).

Tips on Funding Your Berlin Fun

You never want to travel anywhere without any money, and Berlin is no exception. There are all kinds of ways to pay for your trip to Berlin. Many people will hold garage sales to raise money for travelling.

Some people may also opt to either take out a loan or a credit card. This is a great way to pay for the bulk of your trip without having to pay a large lump sum up front.

You could also create an additional source of income by opening your own online business/store. This additional source of income would not only fund your trip but would also be a great financial benefit for future travel and business endeavours.

This is only a fraction of all the great free things to see and do in Berlin. You simply have to come and visit to see it for yourself!

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