With awe-inspiring architecture, rich and turbulent history, cultural flair, and dynamic entertainment, Berlin is not only German’s largest city but also one of the most intriguing destinations to visit in Western Europe. It’s, however, important to note that your budget might strain a little bit after nights of clubbing and days of exploration at museums in Berlin. Why not include some tip-top freebies in your things to do see and do list during your Berlin vacation?
Explore The City’s Vibrant Street Art Scene
One of things you must explore during your visit in the German capital is the poignant street art. That means you have to pay attention as you walk around the city, especially around Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg, eastern Kreuzberg, Haus Schwarzenberg in Mitte, and the Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. The German capital is one of the street art capitals in the world featuring international players.
Explore the City on Foot
It doesn’t hurt to avoid Berlin’s guided bus tours and go for a free walking tour. Visitors are taken through some of the interesting parts of Berlin’s history among other things. This is also a great opportunity to find out more about Berlin’s iconic street art scene. It’s recommended that you offer a tip to the guide after tour. After all, you’d have enjoyed the experience, won’t you?
Marvel at the Architecture on Museum Island
The German Capital is home to an eclectic mix of new and classic architecture. A good place to appreciate the architecture in the city is at the Museum Island. The UNESCO World Heritage sites and museums at the complex are so beautiful and feature awe-inspiring architecture. Visitors are allowed to stroll around the island for free as they enjoy the sight of the magnificent architecture here. You’re only required to pay an entry free if you want to explore the artefacts within the museums.
Enjoy a Picnic in a Park
If you’re visiting in summer, consider joining Berliners in their favorite parks to knock back a few beers or enjoy a picnic. Tempelhofer Feld is a public park where visitors looking for unconventional spots can have a good time. You can also take advantage of the romantic corners, ponds, and serene surroundings at the Tiergarten central city park. Another popular hangout area is the Mauer Park.
Visit the Holocaust Memorial
You must have heard or read about the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, haven’t you? The Holocaust Memorial spans a total of about 19,000 square meters and features approximately 2,711 sarcophagus-like concrete slabs in a wave-like pattern. Come and pay your respects to the millions of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. I have a jewish friend who works at Home Advisor and he make me come here our last vacation. It was sad.
Feast your Eyes at Food Markets
Head to Kollwitzplatz farmers market in Prenzlauer Berg and explore the fresh farm produces and other offerings on Thursdays and Saturdays. It’s a good way to not only sample some of the foods that get cooked in local hotels and kitchens but also do some shopping for yourself. Along the canal in Kreuzberg you’ll find the Turkish Market on the go every Friday and Tuesday. A few blocks away is the historic Markthalle Neun market where you can interact with fresh produce vendors every Friday and Saturday.