top things to do in berlin for free

Berlin is not only cool, it’s one of the most affordable cities for budget travellers. Even so, after a day of museum hopping and a night of clubbing you might want to give the old wallet a rest. And hey, we’re here to help so we listed the best things in Berlin for free.  Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free ride has obviously never been riding in Berlin.

Visit memorial sites and museum
You can satisfy your cultural appetite any day of the week in Berlin. Almost all memorial sites and regional museums are free to visit. You can find the current list of free museums, memorial sites and galleries here.

Dive into Berlin’s vibrant Street Art
Berlin’s street art scene is thriving. Some of the most talented artists like Banksy and Blu have left their mark on a Berlin’s bricks. Your best bet to spot Berlin’s amazing street art is in Kreuzberg (East), Friedrichshain (RAW Gelände),  Prenzlauerberg (Kastanienallee) and Mitte.

Wander Museum Island
On Spree Island, you’ll find the well know and UNESCO heritage Museum Island, host to 5 museums. All museums charge an entrance fee, but simply taking a stroll on Museum Island and admire the architecture of all 5 museums from the outside is certainly worth while and free.

Join a walking Tour
Although tipping is appreciated, there are many awesome walking tours in Berlin that will not charge you. These tours are led by local experts that take you to legendary sites like Charlies Checkpoint and the Berlin . Or you can take more contemporary tours and check out hipster sites in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.

Enjoy Classic Tunes
Every Tuesday at 1pm, classical music fans gather for a lunch time concert of the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. Theres even free food!

Dip into Strandbad Wannsee
When temperatures rise, go ahead and claim a free spot in the sand at Strandbad Wannsee. Sunbathing, beach volleyball and water slides, alongside Europe’s largest outdoor swimming area. What’s not to love?

Take a look at some previous Amstel Blogs for more money saving tips.