In addition to being exciting and a lot of fun, Berlin is one of the more affordable major European cities for visitors. Hotels are abundant and reasonable deals are normally easy to find, though in summer it’s best to book in advance if you can. You can sometimes get excellent rates at high-end places when there are no trade shows in town. Check our recommended Berlin hotels list for some great choices that offer low rates.
Most of the more interesting attractions are free or cheap, so you won’t need to spend a fortune just to see the main highlights. The Sandeman’s New Berlin free walking tours in particular are excellent, and well worth the €5 or so tip you’ll give the guide at the end. If you want to do all the main highlights along with a few city tours in only 2 or 3 days, then the Berlin Pass is worth considering.
Food in Berlin is also quite reasonable, with filling and interesting meals being pretty easy to find at moderate prices. There are so many bars all around the city that drink prices tend to be decent as well, and buying beer or wine in a supermarket is also easy to pull off if you want to get a head start before leaving your hotel or hostel.