From 1 May 2023, the new Deutschland Ticket will allow you to use all local and regional public transport in Germany for only €49 per month. It’s sold as a subscription, but the minimum term is only one month. With the Mo.Pla app, you can buy it in English and get a €10 discount for […]
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Do you also have friends who never worry about their jobs because they always can get a new one? Likely, they are programmers, data analysts, UX designers & online marketers – and here’s how you can become one of them, for free.
Oh no, you didn’t buy all of your Christmas gifts yet and now: LockShutdown! But no worries, neither you or your friends need to own all the things you need. You also can rent them, and thanks to Fairleihen, many things even for free!
They’re not new but probably you didn’t realise yet their offer: Berlin’s public libraries give you access to English e-books, international newspapers, e-learning platforms and movie streaming – for less than €1 per month. Here is how it works.
Living in Germany but your German is not so good yet? Doctolib & Doctena come to the rescue, as they easily allow you to find physicians & GPs speaking English (or another) language – and immediately make an appointment at them, for free.
Got a weekly, monthly or yearly public transport ticket for Berlin? This September, during weekends, it is valid even throughout Brandenburg + your friend rides with you for free! And for everyone else: Buy a single ticket and it will be valid the whole day. The so-called “Added value weekends” (Mehrwertwochenenden) are a campaign of […]
Summer is slowly coming back to Berlin, so not only bike sharing comes back as a comfortable transport option – but also scooter sharing. See here a short overview of the currently only service Emmy.
Berlin’s life changed a lot in the recent two weeks. And so probably also your life, at least it should. Here are some simple and cheap preparations you can make yourself.
Need your online ticket on paper? Or a document to show it to some authorities? You’re lucky if you have your own printer, otherwise you need to go to a copy shop. And often enough, they charge a high basic fee for printing digital documents. Not so Zeccer.
Owning a car in Berlin? You don’t need to – since there are so many car sharing companies: Sixt, Car2go, DriveNow, We-Share, Oply, Ubeeqoo, Drivy. See here an overview and comparison of their cheap offers.
In June 2019 they became legal in Germany – and immediately a number of sharing companies popped up: Circ, Lime, Tier – here I compare them, and you can get some coupons and vouchers for free rides.
Visiting Berlin or already living here? No question there’s a lot of sights and culture to see – but even better if it’s free! So get here inspired by these free museums.
You’re not living here (yet) but just visiting? Or your friends are? Berlin has some cheap hostels and low-budget hotels – check out this overview.
Bicycle instant rentals in Berlin: This summer, the offer visibly exploded: Mobike, Limebike, Byke are some of the new players. In this overview, the most popular instant bike renting services are compared: their bike types, their pricing, what area they serve – and there’s promo codes and coupons for free rides to get!
Already seen those big bikes with a trunk in front of them? In Berlin, you can rent them for free, thanks to the ADFC! Read here, how and where.
You can spend a nice Silvester Day and Night in Berlin without paying too much, or even nothing. See here where to go on December 31 for free.
It’s winter time in Berlin, and besides the annoying cold outside, the other big minus of this season are its short days: The sun starts going down already around 4 pm. But with a little trick, I extended it to 6pm! Here is how.
Although many Berliners might not agree, Berlin’s S-Bahn and U-Bahn system is fairly cheap – especially if you know some special fares. So let’s look into them!
Going out in Berlin – nothing easier than that: There’s a tremendous offer of clubs and parties. But what are the nice ones, especially for international people? Here I will tell you about Internations, a social network for expats that also comes with a lot of events and parties.
Since you read an English blog about Berlin, chances are want to speak German better. So here comes an overview of ways to improve and learn German. Free ones, of course. 🙂
Getting from Berlin to Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, or Frankfurt is possible in many ways – and here comes a full overview of all of them. (I bet you didn’t know number 4 yet!)
Berlin is famous for its ubiquitous fast food, especially Döner kebap places you can find at any corner. But there are also a lot of cheap pizza places – and here is a map with them: Where to get big, round (Ø 26cm) pizzas for 3.50 EUR max.
That selfie stick for 5 EUR? Or this smartphone case for 4? Order them on Ebay and wait 4 weeks for the delivery from Asia – or get both and more at Dong Xuan Center, for the same price.
Germany might not be the most expensive country for smokers – but Poland is definitely cheaper. You can save roughly 50% on buying there instead buying in Berlin. And from Berlin, Poland is close: Here I will tell you how to get there in a 3-hours-round-trip!