Whoever wants to—or has to—save, needs that book.

—Der Nordberliner

Monika Maertens

Berlin for Free

A Guidebook to Movies, Music, Museums and More for the Frugal Traveler

By Monika Maertens

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Monika Maertens, the author, is a student at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martin Blath, the original publisher and co-author, came to Berlin in 2002 from the Rhine as a freelance journalist, he also worked in PR. Two years later, he founded Verlag an der Spree—because he loves Berlin, the most exciting city in Europe. 

“This guidebook for free opportunities has tips and ideas for everybody .

—Der Tagesspiegel
The book is an investment that pays for itself

—Berliner Kurier

Berlin for Free is an invaluable guide for the frugal traveler, to everything free in Berlin: Underground pop, classical music, and concerts in the park, art shows and exhibitions, museums and movies, readings and theater, sport events, city tours, gay life, and street fairs. All of these no-cost opportunities for kids and grown-ups alike are neatly arranged and easy to find. The book also includes more than two hundred addresses, phone numbers, and web sites—and all the information is fact-checked and recently updated.​