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For Budget-Minded Travelers

created by fahad on 2017-02-20

For Budget-Minded Travelers

A Berlin budget trip can be extremely rewarding since the city is known to cater to backpackers. Begin your budget vacation in Berlin by arriving by train at the Hauptbahnhof (trains from the airport also take you here), an architectural marvel of glass and steel which re-opened its doors after renovation in 2006. You can walk down to the Reichstag building after crossing the Spree river. Brave the queue at the Reichstag to reach the glass dome at the top of the building, which offers impressive views of the city.

Circle the Reichstag to get to the Branderburg Gate, a Berlin landmark of huge historic significance. Walk down Ebertstrasse to reach the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which commemorates the Holocaust. Further down the same street you will come to Potsdamer Platz, the renewed plaza which stands as a symbol of the re-unified Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The plaza used to be a dreaded no-man's land between East and West Berlin, but now has a number of impressive buildings that house big businesses and public institutions.

Another symbol of divided Berlin is Checkpoint Charlie, a short walk east. On the way pass the 'Topography of Terror' museum, which highlights the atrocities of the Gestapo and SS. You are now on Friedrichstrasse, a shopping street that joins onto the leafy Unter den Linden boulevard. Along the way take in the Französische Kirche, a beautiful church plaza which is home to a great Christmas Market in December. Walk up Unter den Linden to the famous 'Alex' TV tower on Alexanderplatz, another emblemic symbol of Berlin.

Circus Hostel is one of the best low-budget options for comfortable accommodation. Sankt Oberholz across the street offers excellent lunch at very reasonable prices as well as free wireless internet.

Treat yourself to the fabulous food and excellent atmosphere of Tuk Tuk, a great Indonesian eatery in the Schöneberg neighborhood, also great for those on a low-budget Berlin vacation.

For nightlife, there are few places better than Kreuzberg, which has a number of hip bars, clubs and trendy cafés. If you plan to party big, head to Berghain, hailed as a cathedral to techno music.

On another day visit the trendy Prenzlauerberg district - it's filled with cheap eateries, bars, and cafés. The Hackescher Markt is also popular amongst residents for its eating options.

Round off your budget trip to Berlin with a visit to the flea market that takes place in the Mauerpark every Sunday. This is also an excellent place to hunt for bargains, grab great international food, or take part in an open-air karaoke with hundreds of people joining in.
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    Berlin Hauptbahnhof

    11 votes

    Railway station

    The main railway station in Berlin that is a fascinating piece of architecture. It is a two leve...

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    Reichstag building

    134 votes

    Sight

    The Reichstag building breathes great history, but it only entered the ranks of the most popular ...

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    Brandenburg Gate

    266 votes

    Sight

    Today the Brandenburg Gate stands first and foremost for German reunification. In the past, the o...

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    Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

    84 votes

    Sight

    AKA Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Unveiled in 2005, Berlin's Holocaust Memorial is a se...

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    Potsdamer Platz

    111 votes

    Sight

    In the 1930s, Potsdamer Platz was one of the most bustling places in Europe. It was wiped out dur...

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    Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

    89 votes

    Museum / Gallery

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    Fernsehturm Berlin

    117 votes

    Sight

    The Fernsehturm (English: Television Tower) is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany.

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    The Circus Hostel

    7 votes

    Hostel

    Located in Berlin city centre, this trendy hostel features bicycle rental facilities, free Wi-Fi,...

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    Sankt Oberholz

    3 votes

    Café

    Free Wireless with unlimited Downloads!! At any point you would find the place packed with artist...

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    Hackesche Höfe

    147 votes

    Theater / Opera

    This renovated historical building has been convertedinto shops, retaurants, galleries and a thea...

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    Mauerpark

    42 votes

    Park / Zoo

    Mauerpark is a public linear park in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district. The name translates to "W...

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    Prenzlauer Berg

    39 votes

    Neighborhood

    Prenzlauer Berg is a locality of Berlin, forming the southerly and most urban part of the distri...

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    Berghain

    92 votes

    Club

    That the British DJ Mag pronounced it the best techno club in the world in 2009 accounts for only...

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    Kreuzberg

    27 votes

    Neighborhood

    Kreuzberg ([ˡkʁɔɪtsbɛɐʁk] German pronunciation ), a part of the combined Friedrichshain-Kreuzber...

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    Tuk-Tuk Restaurant

    4 votes

    Restaurant

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