Part of my anticipation for going on holiday is to download any free podcasts I can find and listen to them as I walk to work – it helps pass the time and provide a little relaxation and inspiration at the beginning and end of my working day. So when I visited Berlin earlier in the year, I scoured the web for whatever I could find. If you’re also planning to visit Berlin, you might like to download these and listen to them on the plane or train – they’re all free.
Amateur Traveler interview about Berlin
The Amateur Traveler is one of my favourite travel podcasts with interviews about different destinations each week. In this episode, Chris Christiensen compares notes with his guest Julie about her time in Berlin, with useful links to Berlin sites in the show notes.
Dorling Kindersley Podcast about Berlin
Dorling Kindersley is one of the major travel and guidebook publishers and you’ll find podcasts about some major cities including Berlin, on their website.
Guardian Berlin Guide
This audioguide was recorded to accompany the 2006 World Cup, but it still has lots of useful information about things to do in Berlin.
Rick Steves Berlin City Guide and Changing face of Berlin
Rick Steves has two free radio shows dedicated to Berlin, but unless you get them through a subscription link, I couldn’t find a way to download them, although you can listen to them on your computer. You can find them on the radio show archives link above.
If you’re looking for some free down-loadable PDF guides, try the links below;
And the following newspaper articles give a good overview of what to see and do;
PS – I’ve tested all these links at the time of writing, but if you can’t find them, it’s probably because someone’s redesigned their website.
Photos by Heatheronhertravels