Deals in Germany

This item appears on page 91 of the May 2009 issue.

In Berlin, admission to museums is free on Thursdays four hours before closing. In Düsseldorf, you can take a one-hour Rhine cruise for $8; visit

The German National Tourism Office (New York, NY; 212/661-7200, offers more money-saving touring tips on its website.

Its webpage “Saving $$$ in Germany” lists itineraries that include hotel and meals for $100 per day or less. Also find cost-saving ideas, like the free city tours from New Berlin Tours (Auguststraße 5a, 10117, Berlin; phone +49 030 510 500 30,