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Monday November 16th, 2015

Free things to do in Berlin – our top 10

As most Berliners are already aware, the city itself is very affordable and the majority of the sights are free to check out. We’ve put together a list of some of the best sights you can do, absolutely free of charge.

Search for free events by date at http://goo.gl/IpjjRK or http://goo.gl/uXgY0W!

1 Free Entry at the Museum

Some Berlin museums offer free entrance once a week or once a month:

Check out the event list :http://goo.gl/IO7Xaz

2 Free Walking Tours

These walking tours are free tours that take you beyond the tourist destinations in Berlin. The tip-based tours give broke tourists the opportunity to experience the city’s culture and underground subcultures.

Get to know Berlin on a low budget: http://goo.gl/nAOBNF or  http://goo.gl/4RqEJN

3 Reichstag roof terrace

The fascinating glass dome is designed by British architect Norman Foster, the Reichstag parliamentary building is home to Germany’s Parliament, the Bundestag.

Step onto the terrace for 360 degree views of Berlin’s government district and the Tiergarten.

A visit is only possible after prior registration, both for individuals and groups. An online form for registration is available under : https://goo.gl/eBcI0A

Open daily from 8am – midnight

4 Live JAZZ

Free jazz nights at two of Berlin’s most soulful clubs. A-Trane hosts free gigs on Mondays, while B-Flat stages free acoustic jam sessions on Wednesdays.

Kaffee Burger also offers events free of charge.

Check it out online or let our staff help you finding an event for a specific night!

5 Climb Berlin’s highest “mountains”

The highest natural point is Kreuzberg’s Viktoripark (66 metres above sea level) of an otherwise flat Berlin offers a nice panoramic view of the city. It’s a great place for taking photos, or for simply relaxing and enjoying the view.

Teufelsberg (120m): You have to climb over/under/through a massive fence to enter the former US-listening station with the iconic dome. It’s abandoned, meaning destroyed and full of graffiti. Visiting Teufelsberg is for free, tours round the old listening post cost 7€, themed historic tours 15€/discount 8€. (Tour booking: fuehrung@berliner-teufelsberg.com)

6 Learn to dance

Free dance classes at Clärchens Ballhaus

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to dance, what better place is there to learn in a historic ball house for free? The famous Clärchens Ballhouse opened in 1913 and escaped relatively unscathed from two world wars. Take a swing class on a Wednesday night for free or ChaCha/Walzer on Thursdays and be transported back to a different era.

7 Walk the East Side Gallery

Shortly after its fall in November 1989, more than 100 artists from all over the world turned it into an open-air gallery covered in declarations of peace and other, often politically minded murals. With 1.3km it’s the longest remaining part of the wall.

8 Berliner Dom

Berlin Cathedral or “Berliner Dom” is the largest church building in Berlin and one of the largest Protestant churches in Germany. Entry is free with the purchase of the Berlin Pass. The Dome has a regular parish and services (in German) are free of charge.

9 Free concerts at the Berliner Philharmonie

The foyer of the famous Berliner Philharmonie gets packed with classical music fans for free tuesday lunchtime chamber music concerts.

30-40 min. will be performed in one of the best known locations in Berlin – so wonderfully retro, early 1960s surroundings of the concert hall’s foyer, check website for programme and exceptions:http://goo.gl/A47oXy!

10 Free and cool music at Creck Bellmer

Located near Warshauer Station, Crack Bellmer’s exterior is covered in intricate graffiti, turning this former train station into an experience you won’t forget.

Open every day with diverse music offers ranging from funk to house to disco all spun live by notoriously talented DJs.

Open late everyday and all nights on weekends.