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May 14, 2023
What to Do in Berlin in July

This post provides several interesting activities that you can enjoy in Berlin throughout the month of July 2023, including a variety of family-friendly, nighttime, and free things to do. For more ideas, see our post on things to Do in Berlin at any time of the year.  TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN JULY The following list […]

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January 23, 2023
11 Berlin Observation Decks | Best Views of Berlin

This post lists 11 locations in Berlin to get a great overview of the city.  We include observation decks, church towers, helium balloons, a victory column, and even a spy station built on WW2 rubble.  Berlin TV Tower (Berlin Fernsehturm) With its recognizable silver sphere on a skinny concrete column and the red and white […]

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January 6, 2023
WW2 and Third Reich-Related Sites in Berlin

This post is a compilation and overview of museums, memorials, and other related places in Berlin concerning the Third Reich and the Second World War. Learn about the victims of the Nazis, as well as those who resisted them, and the eventual downfall of the regime. MUSEUMS In this section, we cover 16 museums that […]

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December 22, 2022
60 Museums and Galleries in Berlin

Our tour guides are always being asked about the best museums to see in Berlin, and we've compiled a lot of their most useful information and advice below. In this post, we cover many of the best museums in Berlin, including art galleries, science museums, museums on history, food, as well as culture. We'll also […]

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December 17, 2022
Weather in Berlin in February

This post is about what to expect weather-wise in Berlin in February. We include average temperates, rain, and snow, as well as provide tips on how to dress. Temperatures February, like January, is very cold in Berlin. Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 3-4 C (37-39 F) early in the month, warming slightly to […]

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November 9, 2022
Weihnachts-Rummel an der Frankfurter Allee 

Berlin has over 100 Christmas Markets, both large and small.  But arguably the largest is the Weihnachts-Rummel an der Frankfurter Allee, also known as Winterzauber, or Winter Magic. This is Berlin’s version of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. It’s roughly 20,000 square meters in size and is a mix of a county fair or country show […]

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July 18, 2022
Best Time to Go to Berlin

This is a guide to choosing the best time to visit Berlin, based on flights, hotel prices, weather, and events and activities. We provide a month-to-month comparison, with suggestions of the best events to attend on the month you plan to be here. Let’s get started!  THE QUICK ANSWER The best time to visit Berlin […]

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July 15, 2022
How is the Weather in Berlin in January?

January in Berlin is very cold, mostly cloudy, and damp. Temperatures January in Berlin tends to be very cold with daytime high temperatures averaging around 2-3 C (36-38 F) but with a few of the warmer days reaching up near 9 C (48 F).  The record high temperature in Berlin during January is 15 C […]

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July 14, 2022
The Weather in Berlin in December

This post explains the weather in Berlin in December, updated for 2024. We include average temperatures, rain, and show, as well as what to wear. As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in my new career in tourism. But here I am, finding […]

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June 3, 2022
Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Berlin Centre

This post covers your options for ground transportation from Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) to Berlin, Germany. We include regional trains, the S-Bahn, buses, taxis, and rideshares. Let's get started! Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER), is the city’s new, overdue, and over-budget, airport.  It replaces both Tegel Airport and Schönefeld Airport, though the latter is now Terminal 5 for […]

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May 20, 2022
How is the Weather in Berlin in September?

September is the first month of autumn in Berlin. Daytime temperatures are still comfortable but can get a bit cool later in the month. Temperatures Sun and Rain What to Wear Things to Do Weather in August Weather in October Temperatures Afternoon high temperatures tend to be near 20-22 C (68-71 F) early in September […]

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May 19, 2022
The Weather in Berlin in July

This post covers the weather in July, including average temperatures and precipitation, plus tips on how to dress. July in Berlin features comfortable humidity, pleasant afternoon temperatures, and cool nights. How Hot Is Berlin in July? Daytime highs tend to be around 21-23 C (70-73 F) early in June, warming to 23-25 C (74-77 F) […]

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September 25, 2021
Berlin Travel Guide

Let Free Tours by Foot help you plan your trip to Berlin. Our local experts have written everything you need to know about what to do and see in Berlin. If you just don’t know where to start, visit our main post. Top Things To Do in Berlin Free Walking Tours But if you want […]

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January 1, 2021
Berlin

This is an overview of the free walking tours in Berlin that are available to you, including pay-what-you-wish, self-guided, as well as GPS-led audio tours. (auf Deutsch) We are local walking tour guides who want to share our inside knowledge and the history of Berlin and Germany with you. In the video below, Steve, a […]

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December 18, 2020
Berlin Cathedral - The Berliner Dom

This post is about the ways to visit the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral).   Right next to the “Lustgarten”, the open space on Museum Island you see this enormous church building with its green cupola, crowned by a gilded cross. This is the Berlin Cathedral or “Berliner Dom”. It is the largest church building in […]

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November 10, 2020
DDR Museum Berlin Guide

This guide will help you make the most of your visit, including how to get to the DDR Museum, ticket prices, and how long to spend at the museum. The DDR Museum is one of Berlin's most recommended museums, giving an interactive insight into life in the Soviet-era German Democratic Republic (GDR) or rather, East […]

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