tour Berlin Friedrichshain

Self Guided Tour Berlin Friedrichshain

Berlin’s district Friedrichshain is trendy and rough, with lots of graffiti and a distinct East German charm and an off-beat alternative culture. It’s very low key, and not yet as commercialized with a big student population, low rents, but also a rich history in working-class roots.

Come and explore this district on a self-guided tour of Friedrichshain. You can follow the tour via Google Maps.

Save more money with the Berlin Pass, and be sure to check our full list of self-guided tours of Berlin.


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Start: At the S-Bahn train station Ostbahnhof. Read more »

Berlin's Best Pub Crawls and Night Tours

Berlin’s Best Pub Crawls and Night Tours

This post lists and compares the various night tour options in Berlin, including pub crawls and craft beer tours as well as bus, bike, boat, and walking tours.  

Taking a night tour or joining a pub crawl is a great way to ease you into the city’s bustling night vibe. Check out our post, Things to Do at Night in Berlin


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If you’re interested in trying a bunch of different brews while visiting Berlin, one of the following pub crawls is sure to please.

In addition to providing free samples, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience the different cultural scenes at each pub.

This section will include all of the information you need to pick a great Berlin pub crawl. If you’re still not sold on the options below, check here for additional pub crawls in Berlin.

Berlin Pub Crawl

This 5-hour pub crawl begins at 8 p.m. in a central Berlin location. Your guide is there to take you to four different bars, each with a different scene – cocktail lounges, bars, pubs, and clubs. 

Your guide will facilitate mingling and be mixing with other guests.

Drinks, however, are not included in the price. You will get a free welcome shot at each stop and drink specials all evening.  This company tends to attract the backpacker crowd.

Reviews are mixed  – overall they have a review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (see the reviews). 

Comments range broadly from “Don’t bother” to “This is a must-do in Berlin!!!”

Depending on what kind of night you are looking for, this may suit your needs. The emphasis appears to be on drinking and dancing and more drinking – but it is a pub crawl after all!

  • When: Monday – Sunday at 20:00
  • Meeting Point:  on the steps of the entrance to Oranienburger Strasse S-Bahn station
  • Cost: €12  per person and includes 4 shots, drink specials at each stop and VIP entry to the Matrix nightclub.
  • You will need an AB transport ticket
  • More information or to book.

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Berlin in May

Things to Do in Berlin in May

This post provides a list of top things to do in Berlin in May, a variety of events and attractions that are either family-friendly, take place after dark, or are free to attend.




This list gives you a great starting place for planning your trip to Berlin. We also recommend reading the following posts for information about visiting this city in May (or throughout the year): Read more »

Potsdam city tour

Potsdam City Tours

This post reviews and compares the various Potsdam tour options available to you, including walking, bike, bus and boat tours (and one self-guided option).  Read more »

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How to Avoid Jet Lag

Many of our guests who travel great distances to join us have trouble adjusting to the time difference in their destination city. Here are some tips on how to avoid the dreaded “jet lag”.

What is “jet lag”?

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Berlin in April

Things to Do in Berlin in April

This post provides a list of top things to do in Berlin in April, a variety of events and attractions that are either family-friendly, take place after dark or are free to attend.

Wondering what to pack? Check out the average temperatures in April below.




In addition to this list, we also recommend reading the following posts for information about visiting this city in April and other things to do while you’re here. Read more »

How is the weather in Berlin in June?

This post is about the weather in Berlin in June, including average temperatures, precipitation, and tips on packing and sightseeing activities.


Berlin in June pleasantly warm but can be a bit on the wet side.

Early in June, morning lows are at 11-12C (low to mid-50s F) while afternoons tend to be 21-22C (lower 70s F).  

A couple of the cooler mornings can see temperatures dipping to 7-8C (mid-40s F) or less.

Average Temperatures in Berlin in June


By the end of June, mornings tend to be 13-14C (mid to upper 50s F) while afternoons tend to average 24-25C (mid-70s F). 

A few of the warmer afternoons will see temperatures reaching 29C (mid-80s F) or more.


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June has the longest days as daylight hours average just over 16.5 hours.  You can expect about 9 days throughout June to be sunny or at least partly sunny.

About 14 days will see some rainfall with 3 or 4 of those days having a thunderstorm.

Weather Calendar Berlin June

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Berlin has a good amount of rain in June, so keep that in mind as you pack. We’ve made a list below of what to bring:

1. Rain Jacket

With about half the days in June expecting rain, it’s a good idea to bright a light rain jacket. Something like this one by EZRUN packs easily and will also keep you dry and warm on chilly or wet days. An umbrella is also suggested.

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2. Sweater

The best way to make sure you’re comfortable is to pack a sweater for layering on for cooler mornings. A simple pull-on is enough, like this one to go over comfortable cotton tops 

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3. Long Pants

Long pants and skirts are a good thing to pack. Jeans are a good option, being comfortable to go from chilly morning to a warmer afternoon without being too hot or cold. 

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There are a number of great things to do in Berlin year-round, including visiting the city’s many museums, touring the Reichstag, walking through the Holocaust Memorial, and seeing remnants of the Berlin Wall and Berlin’s famous street art.

This section lists our suggestions for things to do in Berlin this month. 

For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for the best things to do in Berlin.


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  • Attend the International German Gymnastics Festival.
  • Go to the Open Air Gallery.
  • Attend the German-French Fair.
  • Take a Free Walking Tour.

Find more detail for these top things to do in our full Berlin in June post.