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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Berlin

These are the most famous Berlin tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In Berlin

Berlin is one of the most bustling cities in Europe and is, no doubt, one of the most visited cities in the world. The city is rich in culture and history and is surrounded with interesting museums and historical buildings featuring magnificent architectures. If you're traveling to Berlin on a budget, you'll be glad to know that there are plenty of cheap things to do in Berlin. If you're going to explore the city streets, you will already be entertained by the many interesting sights you'll come across with, including those colourful street arts and graffiti walls that are truly mesmerizing to watch.

Sure, Berlin may not be the cheapest cities to visit in the world, but there are so many free things to do in Berlin that budget travellers will find entertaining. For instance, if you're someone who loves culture and history, then feel free to check out one of the free museums in Berlin. Don't forget to visit those free attractions in Berlin as well, that includes the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, East Side Gallery, Unter den Linden, Glass Dome of the Reichstag, and Auguststrasse.

What's great about Berlin is that you'll find many activities to keep you entertained regardless of the month of the year that you visited. One of the free things to do in Berlin this summer is to join a free walking tour that will take you to some of the most famous attractions in Berlin. For tourists traveling with kids, check out those free things to do in Berlin with kids, such as a visit to the Tiergarten, an expansive park that offers a tranquil respite from the city's busy life. Here, you can have a picnic with your little ones and explore the various statuses there.

So if you're planning to visit Berlin soon and you're on a limited budget, then here are some of the free things to do in Berlin.

Free Attractions in Berlin

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Walking Tour of Berlin

This is an ideal way to get to know Berlin, giving an overview of various sites which you may then choose to explore in further detail. There are several companies offering tours, but one that is completely free is offered by Sandeman’s New Europe. Meeting every day at the famous Brandenburg Gate (link), the three and a half hour walk takes in the Reichstag (link), the Holocaust Memorial, the recreated Checkpoint Charlie guarding the Wall,...

TV Tower Berlin Tickets Skip the line

clock Duration: 30 Minutes
  • The TV Tower is one of the most popular Berlin attractions and this ticket gets you priority access to the tower's elevator.
  • A chance to see Berlin's most famous landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate, the River Spree and more, from above.
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Alternative Tour of Berlin

A great way to get a flavour of the real Berlin and what makes it unique is to take an alternative tour. One such tour is operated by Alternative Berlin Tours, meeting three times daily. During the three hour duration, you will view the world famous street art and graffiti, see artist squats and multicultural neighbourhoods, a huge skatepark and alternative entertainment venue, urban farms, daytime raves, eclectic shops and flea markets in...

Potsdam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour With Guided Sanssouci Palace Visit from Berlin

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • This is a relaxing and interesting half-day excursion from the German Capital to one of the most interesting cities in northern Germany.
  • Potsdam is a charming city filled with historic features and UNESCO protected green spaces.
  • The city once hosted royalty as well as Dutch communities and a Russian Colony.
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Tiergarten

This expansive urban park in the centre of Berlin offers a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a wide variety of vegetation, from forested areas to open parkland popular for picnics, and monuments including statues and the restored Beethoven-Mozart-Haydn memorial. Allow a full day if you want to explore the whole of the park, as it covers a vast area of 520 acres. Cycling is a great way to get around.

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Pergamon Museum Skip the Line Ticket

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  • The highlight of Berlin's museum Island and the most extensive collection of Eastern artefacts in Germany.
  • This is convenient skip the line entrance ticket which can save you hours of queueing to visit this popular attraction.
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Brandenburg Gate

An iconic structure and one of the must-see sights of Berlin, this monumental gate, located at Pariser Platz, marks the start of the long tree-lined boulevard of Unter den Linden (link).

The neoclassical gate was built in the late 18th century, replacing an earlier city gate. It has had quite a turbulent history; it was significantly damaged during the Second World War, cut off from the rest of the city when the Berlin Wall was built,...

Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

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  • The museum exhibits items and artifacts relating to the Cold War of the 20th century.
  • Its premises used to be the place where escapes from East Berlin were planned.
  • Berlin Wall Museum displays various interesting exhibits, including a submarine and an airplane.
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Holocaust Memorial

This striking memorial, located near the Brandenburg Gate (link), is in two parts. First, there is an above ground field of concrete blocks or stelae, of varying heights. Walking along the pathways between them is designed to produce a dark, confusing and foreboding atmosphere, evocative of the senseless tragedy of the Holocaust.

Then there is an underground information centre where you can find out more about the personal lives of the...

Your ticket to The Wall Museum Berlin

clock Duration: 45 to 60 m
  • Exciting, multimedia and emotional.

    The true story of the wall.

    A must for anyone who wants to grasp one of the most dramatic historical events in German history.

    The audiovisual exhibition spans a dramatic arc from the German division and the construction of the Berlin Wall over the Cold War and the fate of the victims of the...read more
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This is one of only a few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, and features 105 paintings along its 1.3km length in the Mühlenstraße. It is thought to be the largest open air gallery in the world.

Painted in 1990, the works symbolise a move towards a brighter future in a united Germany. As a whole the Gallery is a fantastic profusion of colours and styles. Some of the most famous paintings include a kiss between the leaders of West...

Neues Museum Ticket with 2 Self-Guided Tours in Berlin

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  • Get a unique insight into the development of prehistoric cultures from the Middle East to the Atlantic, from North Africa to Scandinavia. See highlights like the famous bust of Nefertiti, the Green Head as well as Priam's Treasure from Heinrich Schliemann's collection.

    Complete your experience with a surprise bonus.
    We will offer 2...read more

SEA LIFE Berlin Admission Ticket

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  • Dive into the fascinating world under the sea and experience the exciting and beautiful underwater...read more

SEA LIFE Berlin Ticket

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  • 2 for 1 always on Mondays and Fridays: Save now and get a free ticket per person!

    Take your whole family on a fascinating journey through the aquarium experience: Parents with big or small children are equally impressed. Discover a magical underwater world from the origins of the Spree River with over 5,000 stunning sea creatures in 17...read more

DDR Museum Berlin Ticket

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  • Experience life in socialist East Germany with a trip to Berlin’s award-winning DDR Museum to understand life under the dictatorship of the former DDR government between 1949 and 1989. Avoid the long queues with your skip the line entrance ticket which admits you to all areas of the museum. This interactive museum allows you to sit in an...read more

Capital Dinner Cruise at Sunset with Sightseeing of Berlin

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • A sightseeing cruise tour of Berlin's shoreline and beautiful skylines which include a delicious dinner.
  • A four - course of German meal and other cuisines on the menu inspired by international and German foods and drinks.
  • A elegant ride over River Spree as the sunset over Berlin highlights and seashore buildings.
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Berlin 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Audioguide

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A chance to see a major European city from the comfort of a 1-hour river cruise.
  • A laid back sightseeing experience in the heart of Berlin.
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World Heritage Potsdam Cruise from Berlin

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A comfortable trip that looks to educate you on a lot of impressive things.
  • A view of castles, gardens, and parks on the banks of the Havel along the way to Potsdam.
  • Pass through key action attractions including, Pfaueninsel, Schloss and Park Sacrow, Heilandskirche and the Schloss Babelsberg.
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Berlin: 2-Hour Evening River Spree Cruise on cosy sparkling glitter ship

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A exploration of Berlin from another perspective - that is by riding the waterways and viewing the amazing skyline.
  • A dive into the plenty of photo ops of Berlin's cityscape and other top landmarks illuminated by the sunset light and artificial hanging bulbs.
  • A relaxing cruise on the waters of Berlin in a sparkling glitter
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