Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin is still one of the best-value cities in Europe but, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by experiencing some top freebie attractions.

The Reichstag dome

The Reichstag is home to Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, and a free lift ride to its roof terrace offers spectacular views over Berlin and close-ups of the glass dome.

Pick up a free audio guide and learn about surrounding sights, the building and the workings of the parliament while moseying up the dome’s spiralling ramp.

Book well in advance or hope for no-shows on the day of your visit.

East Side Gallery

A colorful memorial to freedom, the East Side Gallery sits along the Spree River and is the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall.

Shortly after its fall in November 1989, more than 100 artists from all over the world turned it into an open-air gallery covered in declarations of peace and other, often politically minded murals.

Museum Island

Museum Island is complex of five museums – Pergamonmuseum, Bode-Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum – that collectively enjoy Unesco World Heritage status.

While you’ll need to pay entry to peruse artefacts within, strolling the island to take in the magnificent architecture costs you nothing.

Berlin’s comedy scene

The stand-up comedy scene in Berlin has exploded in recent years.

While many shows are relatively cheap, some open mic nights are just as good with a donation-only cover charge, so you can pay whatever you want.

Check out beloved stand-up hubs like Bar In A Jar or Comedy Café to see what’s on offer.

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