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Berlin is not particularly an expensive city, when compared to other European capitals. But if you’ve found a cheap flight and accommodation in one of the apartments in Berlin, you just need to keep saving money visiting some of the most emblematic parts of the city for free!
Berlin is a cosmopolitan city with a million things to do, and some of them can be done without spending a single penny.
What was once a still muddy swamp outside the Berlin City gates holds now some of the most interesting and eclectic galleries and street art in Berlin. For the best gallery hopping, check out the streets near Auguststrasse. On Thursday evenings, you can even catch one of the great opening shows which supplies free wine and snacks.
The Berlin Wall
The Wall was mostly demolished on 1990 although a restored stretch still remains along the southern border of Wedding and Mitte. Check point Charlie is the passport control for visitors going between East and West Berlin and today is a major tourist draw. For more of a visual history, take a walk along the Wall by the Spree, between the Freidrichshain-Kreuzberg districts. Whereas graffiti has been removed from the northern section of the Wall, the one-mile stretch known as the East Side Gallery is dedicated to art and preserves the paintings made on the eastern side when the Wall was brought down.
The Holocaust Memorial
The official seat of the German Parliament offers one of the best views of the city from its famous dome and roof terrace. Wait times can be long, so maybe you will prefer to visit it at night, as the building stays open until midnight, although the last entry is at 10 pm.
The Brandenburg Gate
And of course no visit to Berlin is complete without going to the Brandenburg Gate. This majestic gate, built by the King Wilhelm II in 1788, is known as the trademark of Berlin and it has survived conquests, bombings and oppressive regimes. If you have the chance visit it at night, when its majesty it’s really brought to life! Berlin is full of life and there are many different things to visit and do, we know, but when these things are free there’s really no excuse to leave your Berlin apartments and enjoy the city.