They say the best things in life are free, and without naming any names (*cough* this website *cough*), they're kind of right. After all, while Berlin is one of the cheapest big cities in Europe, there are still plenty of fantastic ways to have some fun without spending even a single penny...
Warschauer Bridge, Mauerpark, and the Turkish Market at Maybachufer are all solid contenders.
The beloved century-old ballroom offers free beginner lessons for salsa (Monday nights) and swing (Wednesday nights).
A Neukölln living room bar giving away something for free!? That's right, Art und Weise does complimentary tapas on Tuesdays. There are often impromptu jam sessions and live art installations, too.
All five museums at the UNESCO World Heritage Site are gratis from 6-10pm.
Probably the best free entertainment on a Sunday: sitting in an audience of hundreds and singing along to cheesy tunes.
From Banksy to Shepard Fairey, you can see it all on these city walls. Here`s a decent guide on where to find the best murals.
Covered in memorials, it`s the largest Soviet war cemetery in Germany -- and an excellent picnic spot, too.
Tipping the guide is always appreciated, though.
Arkenberge is more than just a garbage disposal site, it`s Berlin`s highest point! Get up there before developers turn it into a fancy ski run (or just wait until they turn it into a fancy ski run ... but you`ll have to pay).
Europe`s largest lido is good for sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, or going FKK (nude).
This history museum is located on former Gestapo and SS headquarters, with fascinating exhibits about the Third Reich.
And while you`re at it, pop into the Otto Weidt Museum, the former workshop of a citizen hero who helped protect blind and deaf people during World War II.
The entire hike is over 400km long!
Today it`s a cultural centre housing artist and music studios, but it was once a wartime hospital and squatter building.
You may get a couch or a bicycle kostenlos!
Grilling, flying kites, jogging, community gardening... Tempelhofer's got it all.
On Thursdays, English Yoga Berlin offers a 90-minute, pay-what-you-can session.
Deutsch für Dich offers free classes... in a bar. Brilliant!
The Dong Xuan Center is a massive warehouse compound filled with Asian trinkets, hilarious (sometimes shoddy) imports, and the delectable smell of pho.
Berlin’s surrounding countryside is amazing.
Entry to the block party is free, but you’ll probably end up succumbing to an artisanal treat or two (don’t say we didn’t warn you!).
It`s an architectural wonder.
This abandoned war hospital, where Hitler and Honecker were once treated, will give you the willies.
Don`t forget to book ahead.
Guided tours are available at Sachsenhausen in German and English.
Unlike almost every other nightclub in Berlin, entry is always free here (and the music`s still good).
Homeless Veggie Dinner gets together and cooks once a month for the less fortunate -- a fun way to meet new people and do some good.
YAAM beach bar always has something going on, from live music to the half-pipe and basketball tournaments.
It may cost you to go inside the palace, but wandering around the grounds is oh so classy.
Köllnischer Park is the home of Schnute and Maxi, who get fed every day at 12:30pm.
On Tuesdays, the Berliner Philharmoniker plays a free lunch concert.
Urban explorers dig it.
On summer weekends, Preußenpark becomes "Thai Park." With little Thai mamas cooking on blankets in the grass, it`s like a slice of Bangkok.