Fancy booking a city break to Berlin, but don’t want to spend much whilst you’re there? Well you’re in luck!
There are loads of affordable things to see and do in the German capital which means you won’t have to save up too much money before you go. We’ve picked out some of the best things for less than £20.
Visit the Berlin Cathedral
Cost: €7 (€4 for students and pensioners)
Berlin Cathedral is the largest in the city. Open between 9am and 8pm every day, a guided tour allows you to see all of the cathedral’s main attractions including its striking dome and Baroque architecture. Wandering around a cathedral might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but the interactive treasure hunt is a great way to keep kids (and adults) entertained whilst exploring the impressive building.
See artwork at the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall is the most iconic structure in the city, and possibly the whole of Germany. And the best thing? It’s completely free to see! Lots of paintings now cover the East Side Gallery that stretches for 1.3km, making it the world’s largest open-air gallery. You can even buy chunks of the wall in souvenir shops if you’d like to.
Eat sausage at the Berlin Currywurst Museum
Cost: €7-11 (free for kids under 6)
Ever tried the German version of sausage and chips before? Well you should. It might not look like your usual sausage, but currywurst is one of the most popular types of street food in Germany – plus the curry ketchup sauce is definitely worth trying. Anyone who wants to find out even more about the scrumptious sausage should visit the Berlin Currywurst Museum with its interactive rooms, sniffing stations and even a sausage-shaped sofa!
Spend an evening at a Weinerei bar
Cost: €2 – whatever price you’d like to pay
Being on a budget in Berlin doesn’t mean you can’t go out and enjoy a few drinks. Weinerei bars use an ‘honesty box’ system allowing drinkers after 8pm to pay whatever price they think is fair before they leave. A wine glass costs an initial €2 which you’re allowed to top up as often as you like and there’s a decent choice of red and white wine. The atmosphere is lively, there are no waiters and there are three to choose from.
Watch a Bundesliga football match
Cost: From €15
The great thing about football in Germany is that it’s relatively cheap compared to the prices some teams in England charge to watch a match. The main club in the city is Hertha Berlin who play their home matches at the magnificent Olympiastadion which hosted the World Cup Final in 2006 and will host the Champions League Final in 2015. Tickets are readily available so it’s a great chance for footy fans to experience a match in Germany.