Berlin is one of the largest European capitals, but it's also one of the best-value cities we've come across. However, after days of trawling around museums and eating lavishly, those Euros can start to mount up.
Here are some of our top things to do when visiting this wonderful city – all completely free of charge.
Stand at the top of the Reichstag Dome
It won't cost you a single Euro to climb to the top of Berlin's parliament building. From here, you'll witness panoramic views of the city.
The actual construction of the dome is considered a masterpiece, and its 360 mirrors reflect the light, illuminating the parliamentary chamber below. Don't forget to register your Reichstag Dome visit online in advance at www.bundestag.de.
Join the Alternative Berlin tour
This is a free tour (although tipping your tour guide is recommended), and takes you off the beaten track. The tour allows you to take in the 'artsy' side of Berlin and step into the shoes of a local.
Visit the Topography of Terror
This free museum will give you a chilling insight into the police and state terrors that took place during the Nazi regime in Germany.
It is situated in the former Gestapo headquarters and the outdoor exhibition runs alongside a preserved part of the Berlin Wall.
Take a stroll by the canal
The picturesque area surrounding this 6-mile-long canal is perfect for a quiet walk, and is enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. There are plenty of places for pit-stops along the way, with numerous cafés and beer gardens to quench your thirst.
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