Is Berlin Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Berlin is generally safe for solo female travelers. Violent crime is rare, locals are usually welcoming, and physical harassment is low. Regardless, it's important to remain vigilant, especially after dark. There is a good police presence and public transportation is usually safe at all times. However, some neighborhoods are considered less safe than others. Like in any other city, use common sense and take standard precautions like staying in well-lit areas, not disclosing you're traveling alone to strangers, and being wary if you consume alcohol.

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How safe is Berlin?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Berlin generally has a high safety level. However, like in any major city, certain precautions should be taken, especially at night. Central areas and neighborhoods are typically well policed and lit. Public transportation runs around the clock and taxis are readily available. Nevertheless, sticking to well-traveled areas is advisable. Some areas might be less frequented late at night and it's always important to stay aware of the surroundings. Walking alone is generally safe but caution should always be exercised.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Berlin is widely used by locals and tourists due to its efficiency and comprehensive network. You can conveniently travel all across the city without feeling unsafe, even into the early hours of the morning. However, like any other large city, pickpocketing can be an issue so stay vigilant about your belongings and be cautious of your surroundings. Overall, Berlin's public transport can be considered safe for solo female travelers.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Berlin, being a modern and liberal city, has relatively few issues of street harassment. Although incidences can occur, as they can anywhere, most of the areas that tourists frequent are safe and well patrolled. You may occasionally encounter some rude comments or unsolicited attention especially during the night. Still, residents are generally welcoming and respectful towards women. You can feel confident about navigating the city independently. Nonetheless, we advise using common sense and being aware of your surroundings in less crowded areas or later at night.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Berlin, as a global city, generally maintains a low rate of petty crimes. Although instances of theft and pickpocketing can occur, particularly in crowded areas and public transportation, they are not rampant. The locals are typically respectful and helpful to tourists. However, staying alert and aware of your surroundings is always recommended for any traveler.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Berlin's tap water undergoes rigorous quality checks and is perfectly fine to drink. It is sourced from multiple deep wells and is some of the most regulated in the world. You can confidently refill your bottle from any tap, save money and help to reduce plastic waste.

Is Berlin safe to travel?

4.6 /5

Based on 39 experiences

Family travel experience

You definitely need to use your common sense in Berlin and keep out of places that aren’t as safe as the other ones. There are some very rude and scary men as well as homeless people. I stayed close with my family, but I wouldn’t feel safe by myself at night.

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Maggie

Maggie (27)

Bulgaria

Solo travel experience

I felt very safe in Berlin. The city was so calm and peaceful despite being a capital it didn't feel crowded at all. I can recommend the tours Destino Berlin offers. The Berlin wall tour was amazing!!! Curry 61 was a nice stop to grab a bite. The transport is very easy to use once you do it once or twice, very clear, clean. I didn't have a very big itinerary because it was the last stop of my trip and I was tired, but I still loved it.

Posted: June 6, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
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Polina

Polina

United States

Group travel experience

Berlin was a really cool silly full of quirky people and fashion. I was with a group and with someone who lived there before and showed us all the best food and spots to visit so i was lucky. I think for the most part women can feel safe here by themselves but train stations at night by myself would seem a little creepy. The touristy areas like near the bradenburg gate and such are very crowded but many other neighborhoods like Friedrichshain were calm and not intimidating. I recommend checking out the local parks and having a picnic! I also did some museums as well as the Berlin memorial with free access to the museum across from it.

Posted: June 1, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Berlin is a beautiful city offering lots of art and culture. Historical centre is amazing, as well as all of the museums. I especially recommend visiting the Museum Island. If you travel to Berlin, try the famous Berlin doner. One time trying is enough)) As a solo female traveler I felt safe, however I was not out till late.

Posted: May 17, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I did not feel safe in Berlin, travelled by train from Hamburg where I have a student pass, I didn’t know they were not valid for train ride in Berlin. The security fined me 60 euros, and was very aggressive regarding taking me out of the train and not wanting to look at my pass. Really ruined my day.

Posted: May 12, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt incredibly safe in the city. I enjoyed food from different cultures. Transportation was easy to use, and people were significantly friendlier than I expected. It was also very safe at night, which was my priority.

Posted: April 23, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe enough, but lonely. Suggest u to download some apps for meeting in advance, people here are very open an friendly. The city is beautiful, especially central part, visit museums and clubs.

Posted: April 14, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
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Laura

Laura

Germany

Solo travel experience

I feel really safe in Berlin! After visiting and then staying for a few months I love the people, its a capital city so of course you have to keep your wits about you as its busy and can be hectic but I walk at night late all the time with no worries but of course be careful!

Posted: March 12, 2024
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hana

hana (18)

Denmark

Solo travel experience

I went to Berlin. It was so fun and I had such a fun time being in Berlin and learning about the german culture. My stay there was overall safe and I never felt uncomfortable. I would definitely want to there once again:)

Posted: February 17, 2024Experienced: January, 2022
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Daira

Daira

Spain

Solo travel experience

I enjoyed being in Berlin; I went for work, and honestly, I could enjoy its streets. However, in the hotel I stayed at, there was a spa, and I only used it once because apparently, it is normal in Germany for people to be naked in spas. Moreover, in my hotel's spa, clothing was prohibited, and you could only use the robe they provided. The food was normal; I am a vegetarian, so something that surprised me is that in ALL places, there was a vegetarian/vegan option. I felt safe at all times and went to explore the monuments.

Posted: February 7, 2024
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Is Berlin safe for women?

Safety rating

3.7 /5

Based on 40 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 40 experiences

It is safe in general. You will see Homeloses but they are not that danger. I would advice avoid big parks in the night.The public transfer is safe.There so many night live and many people.

Posted: June 16, 2024
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Amaya

Amaya

I come from Latin America, so my standards are different. From my perspective, Berlin is a pretty safe city. Sometimes it can be a bit complicated with the number of people living on the streets, many suffering from addictions, mental illness or both, which is very sad. However, in general, this does not represent a major danger. Unfortunately, in recent times, xenophobia, islamophobia and racism have grown a bit, but... is this new? I don't think so.

Posted: June 15, 2024
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Is Berlin safe right now?

Before your visit to Berlin, it's essential to check travel advisories for Germany, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 18, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 14, 2024

Is Berlin worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 39 experiences

Dani

Dani (27)

Bolivia

Solo travel experience

I had a solo traveler experience in Berlín, I only stayed 2 days but it was great. I stayed at Christopher's inn Hostel near Alexander platz. People at the Hostel were friendly. They have a tour for the guests and beer was 2x1 for the guests. I had fun and met great girls.

Posted: May 13, 2024Experienced: February, 2019
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Mariana

Mariana (24)

Czech Republic

Solo travel experience

My first solo travel! Was amazing, way better than I expected - and I expected a lot. I stay I'm Mitre and it is worth it so you don't need to spend a lot of money on transportation. My travel was focused on museums and art and my tips are: buy the 3 day tickets if you are a museum holic like. Also, I had the chance of going to some gallery's fee free because I arrived very "late" so they dont charge in the last hour.

Posted: April 22, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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