Probably one of the best perks of our beloved hometown is its famous openminded atmosphere. Ever heard it describes as “a place where you can be whoever you want”? It really sums it up wonderfully. There are few places where you will find more acceptance and less judgement than in Berlin. But how does that translate to your experience as a solo visitor?

Traveling alone comes with a lot op upsides and downsides, of course, and it can get tricky figuring out if the destination you’d love to visit next is solo-traveler friendly. Here are a few facts about Berlin that might help all of you future visitors planning to experience Berlin alone. We created this little list to help make your planning easier and traveling more enjoyable. We hope you like it!

1. Accommodation

Big in space and bigger in choice, when it comes to accommodation, there is little you can’t find here. From low-budget hostels to high-end luxury apartments, there is literally something for everyone. If you’ve been traveling alone for a while and feel like it’s time to socialize a bit, hostels are definitely the best option. Providing a great mix of nationalities, ages and personalities, together with lots of common areas for all these to mix and mingle, hostels are like that friend who always throws parties at their place. All you have to do is show up!

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2. Food

Sure, most of us love sharing our food and eating in company. But eating alone is far from weird here. You won’t be stared at, mocked or annoyed if you decide to take your fine self out for a bite. Brunch spots have been spreading over the city like mushrooms after rain, so picking a place should be no issue. Even better for those of you on a budget, on-the-go options like döner and currywurst are literally everywhere and you don’t have to stop your exploring on foot to enjoy a meal!

Check out our Hotel’s restaurant partner Commonground, their brunch is line-forming good!

3. Safety

Probably the most important on this list, the issue of safety is what pops up in everyone’s head when they think of traveling alone. Although not the cleanest of European cities, Berlin is a very safe one in general. Sure, you shouldn’t walk around with money hanging out of your pocket or your bag wide open, but you’ll find that walking around the center is perfectly safe any time of the day or night. Part of this is due to Berlin’s famous club scene that has people partying from dusk till dawn and dusk again, so there is always someone around, especially on the weekends.

4. Sightseeing

This might actually be the best perk of traveling alone. Not having to adjust you plans to anyone, having the freedom to spontaneously change your mind about your next landmark and roaming off on your own whenever you feel like it makes exploring the city so much better. If you do, however, feel like getting a guided tour with the possibility of meeting other travelers along the way, the choices are endless. Or just go over to Museum Island and lose yourself in museum galore as far as the eye can see.

Check out our Behind The Curtain program for exploring Berlin

5. Budgeting

Another awesome thing about Berlin is that, although capital of a country that is definitely not among the cheaper ones in Europe, as a city it’s pretty affordable. You’ll find Berlin to be as kind to your wallet as it is to your weird outfit choices, with prices considerably lower than any other major European city. This makes it very easy to travel solo, as you don’t have to constantly think about splitting cab fares, dinner bills or drinks. In short, Berlin is probably one of the best cities in Europe to visit alone, and you should definitely come and check it out for yourself!