Solo Female Travel in Berlin

Berlin, the vibrant capital city of Germany located in the northeastern part of the country, is renowned for its rich history, eclectic architecture, and dynamic cultural scene. Boasting the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the remnants of the Berlin Wall that once divided East and West Berlin, and the globally revered Berlin Philharmonic, it exudes a unique blend of past and present. Influential as an international hub for creativity and innovation, Berlin's array of world-class museums, art galleries, and theater and music performances magnetize culture enthusiasts. Its sprawling Tiergarten, atmospheric neighborhoods like Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and commendable culinary diversity further amplify its allure, making Berlin an unmissable destination for travelers worldwide.

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Is Berlin good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

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.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Berlin is relatively user-friendly for solo female travelers. The city is walkable and it has an efficient public transportation system comprising of buses, trams, and underground trains (U-Bahn and S-Bahn) that cover extensively across city. Bicycles are also available to rent. Signage is generally clear and many locals speak English. However, like in any large city, it's advisable to remain vigilant, especially during late night hours.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Berlin is rich in culture and history, providing many things to see and do. Major attractions include the Berlin Wall Memorial, Bradenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, and various museums and historical buildings. Despite its past, the city maintains a vibrant and contemporary vibe with its street art, cafes, and bistros. Berlin is well-known for its edgy art scene and trendy shopping areas, making it an exciting destination for all kinds of travelers, especially solo female travelers. Its efficient public transportation also makes touring the city convenient and hassle-free.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Berlin offers an exceptionally diverse and delightful culinary scene. As a melting pot of many cultures, its food landscape boasts of everything from traditional German delicacies to international fare. Don't miss out on trying the local dishes like Currywurst or Berliner Pfannkuchen. Variety of vegan and vegetarian options are also abundant. Rest assured, from street food stalls, to unique pop-up dining experiences and high-end establishments, Berlin caters to all food preferences and budgets.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Berlin is moderately budget-friendly. Accommodation, food, and entertainment are relatively affordable compared to other major European cities. You will find a number of hostels, budget hotels, and inexpensive eateries, particularly in the eastern part of the city. Public transportation is also efficient and reasonably priced. However, some popular tourist attractions can be pricey, and costs can also add up if you plan to experience the city's famous nightlife frequently.

Is Berlin worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 39 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.1/5

Budget-friendly

3.6/5

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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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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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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 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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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
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Lili

Lili (17)

Canada

Solo travel experience

Went there with Ef, a language school. Berlin was an amazing City especially for night life. Prices are pretty expensive but thats just Europe in général. A döner is a muuustt try, theres döner Shops at like every corner and its so good. Would 100% recommend I personnally love the Energy of this city.

Posted: March 19, 2024Experienced: October, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Berlin safe for women?

Safety rating

3.7 /5

Based on 37 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 37 experiences

Lea

Lea

Its a big city so of course things can happen, like having your phone stolen on the underground or getting cat called, but in my 32 years here, nothing major has ever happened to me. I walk around 24/7 and feel safe.

Posted: June 11, 2024
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Cintia

Cintia

As a Brazilian I fell in love in Berlin for its multicultural and democratic aspects, its beautiful history and for the overall safety. Berlin is diverse and can host all sorts of interests. To me, personally, it is a great place to enjoy great architecture, green areas and bike around the city. Affordable or fancy, you choose ;)

Posted: June 11, 2024
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Meet locals in Berlin

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Kerstin

Kerstin

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I am a happy little girl in an old body ;-)... no , joking. I love travelling, but also being in my cosy apartment. I love singing and dancing, but also reading books and hiking. I am a logical thinking technical engineer, but also a dreamer. So, what should i say... just try to connect ;-)) if I have got time maybe we see us and I can host you.

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Ria

Ria

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Cheery and a good listener. Seeing a picturesque sight with someone else makes it a beautiful moment. I enjoy architecture, history, and classical music. Although I am open to trying culinary delights of almost any kind, I am particularly fond of tea and sweets. And while I am a bit of a bookworm - I like Jane Austen, I would consider myself a cheery person. Connecting with new people of all ages is an integral part of my life. (我除了英语德语以外,还会说一点普通话).

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Local tips

Katherine

Katherine

Germany

Berlin, in general is a safe city. I feel pretty safe when reaching home at dawn alone. I live in Prenzlauer Berg, close to Mauerpark and it is a safe area, don't cross the park by night tho. My fav resto is Vegan 1990 in Boxhagener Platz. Mr Le is also a great vietnamese resto. For scones you have Spro Scones. My fav cafe is Unser Cafe (pastel de nata) Love to watch the sunset at Mauerpark

Posted: June 14, 2024
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Elena

Elena

Germany

Hey There 👋🏻 I‘d say Berlin is quite safe for women. I‘d recommend to stay aware when in public spaces though. 👁️ In the trains and also in many cafés in Neukölln&Kreuzberg homeless people are asking for money. They are usually nice and respectful and so should you. Some are happy about some food, water, and empty bottle with Pfand (the German recycling system makes almost every plastic bottle and metal can be worth like 20cent) or just a smile! ☺️ Berlin locals can seem quite serious and in a bad mood… don’t worry: they usually rush from one thing to the next and are trying to look cool. 😎 Cute Cafés/Bars/Restaurants: 🍜🍹☕️ Neukölln: Orangerie in Körnerpark (Café/Bar), Café Engels at Treptower Park, Elsken Café next to the canal, Zimt&Mehl (Brunch Café) also really close to the canal, La Maison, Caligari (Restaurant), Paolo Pinkel (Bar/Restaurant), Panafrika (Restaurant)✨ Kreuzberg: Nathanja&Heinrich (Bar), Buya Ramen (Restaurant), Cocolo Ramen, Café Kotti (Bar), Café Luzia (Café/Bar), Perle (Bar) 👗🧥👙🧢 Check out the so called Nowkoelln Flowmarkt every 2. Sunday in Neukölln. They sell old clothes, vintage clothes and a bit art and jewelry and they have some reaaaalllly good foodtrucks. Try out the Japanese Pancake one 😏 Vintage stores in Neukölln: - loopis Vintage - not to sweet - yummy vintage For cheaper stuff humana or the fleamarkets

Posted: June 3, 2024
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The Natural History Museum is free on Sundays! Haha, there's an island with peacocks on the Wannsee that you should definitely visit. Also, not even 40 minutes from Berlin, you can often visit Sanssouci Palace

Posted: May 29, 2024
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Caitie

Caitie

Germany

Berlin is a very safe city. There is sometimes petty crime in tourist areas , and some areas that are not so pleasant but all in all, after 6 years of living here i have only a couple experiences where I felt unsafe. The safest neighbourhoods to stay are Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Friedrichshain. Kreuzberg and Neukölln are also fine, but you want to avoid some areas at night if you are new here and alone. (Some subway stations to avoid late at night - Schönleinstr , Leinestr, Kottbusser Tor) Favourite restos/ bakeries: Croissanterie, Il Casolare (pizza).. will add more.

Posted: March 31, 2024
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Berlin is a good place for a women and you can be alone just make sure u are aware of your surrounding. I actually prefer it to be with some friends especially at night but it’s still safe alone. So at least for me, ofc there are sometimes old creeps but they are everywhere on this world haha. Try out apps like KulturPass, you can find there really cheap concerts and stuff. If you like second hand try out the „Flohmarkt“ beneath the Warschauer Straße. It’s surrounded by a vegan restaurant, concert places…

Posted: March 1, 2024
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Berlin is the best. I love it. I believe in many places it is hard to find places to connect with locals. For Berlin that can be of course the case too but if you know where to look it can become very much possible. I recommend checking the meetup app if you are looking for somewhere to spend time with people especially if you only speak English. Many people move to Berlin without knowing anyone there and these people are especially open to connecting with new people. My favourite activity in Berlin was boardgames. The meetup I went to every week was mostly English and open to everyone. Even if you are a local it’s a great opportunity to meet new people. I must admit though, there were always more men than women at the meetup. But all of them were respectful and I met some of my best friends there. In general I believe Berlin is a pretty safe space for women and you can get almost everywhere per U- and S-Bahn. Sadly I moved after a year, but I‘m definitely considering going back!

Posted: January 25, 2024
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Im a 29 year old woman living in Berlin since 10 years. For me, living in Berlin feels quite safe. I mean, it’s still a big city which can make it quite anonymously from time to time. Though, if you don’t walk trough a park in the middle of the night you should be quite safe. Food wise you can find everything here. If you want to eat cheap go for “Imbiss” or small food stations and avoid the touristy or hip areas. You can easily go around Berlin with public transportation called the bvg, they also have a pretty good app. Otherwise, if you here in warmer seasons I recommend a bike to you since Berlin has a lot of nice bike lanes and it’s great to discover the city! Hope I could help you a little bit!

Posted: January 15, 2024
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Berlin is a great city to explore! There is always something to do, even at night. Have a look at Eventbrite to find something fun to do every evening! You are always able to go anywhere in the city, trains, buses etc operate day and night.

Posted: May 20, 2023
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Stay with locals in Berlin

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Kerstin

Kerstin

Berlin

Can host for:

2 days

About me

I am a happy little girl in an old body ;-)... no , joking. I love travelling, but also being in my cosy apartment. I love singing and dancing, but also reading books and hiking. I am a logical thinking technical engineer, but also a dreamer. So, what should i say... just try to connect ;-)) if I have got time maybe we see us and I can host you.

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Nata

Berlin

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1 day

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Hey I am Nata, I am a philosopher and a singer :)

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Edi

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hi, i’m edi. i’m a personal assistant to a tattoo artist and enjoy art, film and travelling :)

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Shadi

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I'm literally half Venezuelan half portuguese (in my ♥) 🇻🇪 🇵🇹 Hi girls !! I'm easy going, fun, happy person. Obsessed with sunsets and travelling to new places. I started travelling at 16 and I’ve been addicted ever since! I’m always up for a spontaneous trip somewhere.

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