You don’t have to sell a limb
European cities are notorious for being over-priced especially with the boom in tourism. Berlin was a fresh breath of air! I spent about 120-150 euros a day for accommodation, food and commute. Further the Berlin City Center Pass helped reduce museum entrances and offered discounts for tourist attractions.
Tip: Visit the Reichstag Dome, which is free. However, one is required to register and get a time slot (usually for the next day) physically in a booth close to the Reichstag building. The dome provides a spectacular 360-degree view of the city, and we chose our time to coincide with the sunset!
Such a Hippy Vibe
My mental map of a hippy vibe translates to friendly, chill, conscious, and fun. Berlin has all these elements and more. One of the most easy-going cities where locals are happy to share information, will communicate in English and where you can find people walking around with bottles of beer on the street. In the summers, streets are filled with music, summer festivals and food fiestas.