5 free things to do on a trip to Berlin

Sometimes when you’re exploring a new city, it can be hard to keep track of your spending. That doesn’t have to be the case though, as Berlin has plenty of free activities and attractions perfect for groups travelling on a budget.

Here are a few of our favourite free things to do in Berlin.

1) Take in the views from the top of the Reichstag

Originally built in 1894, the Reichstag is home to Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag. Visitors can take a lift to its roof terrace, which offers magnificent panoramic views of the city, as well as allowing you to examine the modern, Norman Foster–designed glass dome up-close. While entrance to the Reichstag is free, you need to book well ahead.

2) Walk along the East Side Gallery

Once a symbol of oppression, the East Side Gallery is now an international memorial for freedom. This 1.3km long stretch of the Berlin Wall features striking paintings by over 100 artists from all over the world. Perfect for art students, but interesting for all trips. Take a look at what a graffiti and art tour workshop involves.

3) Pay your respects at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is made up of 2,711 concrete slabs spread across 19,000 square metres. Beneath the slabs is an underground information centre which features a permanent exhibition and the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims.

4) Enjoy a lunchtime concert

Music lovers can take in some classical music at the Berliner Philharmonie, which puts on free lunchtime concerts in its foyer every Tuesday at 1pm. If classical music isn’t your thing, sister jazz clubs A-Trane and B-Flat offer free gigs and jam sessions every Wednesday.

5) Visit the Brandenburg Gate at night

The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most recognisable landmarks, set right in the heart of the city. While impressive at any time, the Brandenburg Gate is particularly gorgeous at night and definitely worth a visit.

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