Berlin Free Things to Do Overview

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The city of Berlin is an outdoor museum. Finding free things to do in Berlin is not so much a problem as it is a curse – there’s simply too many options to choose from.

The amount of free outdoor memorials in Berlin is staggering: Treptower Park, the Holocaust Memorial, the Berlin Wall (what’s left of it anyway), and Brandenburg Gate are all free to explore. Every day in the summer, tourists or anyone who is interested can take a free tour that leaves from Brandenburg Gate and finishes at the Lustgarten (tips are welcome). Along the way are Checkpoint Charlie, remnants of the Wall, and Museum Island.

It doesn’t cost a cent to go to Berlin's parks. Whether it's the massive Tiergarten, or the small Görlitzer Park, there are usually large numbers of Berliners and international visitors enjoying the weather, sunbathing, or drinking (outdoor drinking is legal in this town).

Berlin also has a number of museums that offer special days or hours of free entry. Check out The Deutscher Dom, the Allied Museum, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (a former concentration camp), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (an art gallery in Kreuzberg), or the Museum of Oddities to get cultural without opening a wallet.

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