Berlin, Germany’s capital. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
In my opinion, I think Berlin is the cheapest city to visit in Western Europe when it comes to accommodation, food, and transportation. Honestly I didn’t even use any public transportation. I just walked and wandered around since most of the landmarks are free.
You can explore the city of Berlin just within a day especially if you are in a rush or just want to take a quick photo of each attraction. By walk? Yes, by walk because most of the tourist attraction are just next to each other. You can hire a bicycle to get around the city or take public transportation such as via metro or bus.
I used this website to book a cheap hostel or hotel http://www.hostelbookers.com
You can book for as low as 9.00euro for s dorm bed type. But I highly recommend booking your accommodation in the center of the Berlin so you don’t have to use the public transportation when getting around place.
Eating out in Berlin is cheap. You can get a sandwich for as little as 1euro. A beer from supermarket around 0.60cent – 1euro depending on the brand.
Every restaurant usually posts their menu with prices on their window or next to the front door so you can always check how much you need before you go in.
They serve large portion per meal. Try kebab shops or Chinese restaurants because they are the cheapest for sitting down meal.
*Breakfast: €0 (Free hostel breakfast)
*Lunch: €3 (Street food or takeaway shop fare)
*Dinner: €4 (Or you can make your own meal in the hostel)
*Beer: €1 (Chill out at the park)
Overall expenses per day: €17.20 per day / apprx €20
Accommodation: €9 (Hostel type)
Transportation: €5.20 (Two rides) But if you love walking, by all means, go forth and walk! It’s good for your health and you can save money for transportation.
Entrance fee inside the Berlin Cathedral. €7
Photos taken from Berlin below: