Yes, you can easily get free stuff among Berlin’s streets because it’s a Berlin’s tradition. Walking through the streets of Berlin you will occasionally meet boxes full of books or records or with a mix of different objects, then you will probably find cathode ray televisions and computers, cabinets of various sizes, sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses, refrigerators, turntables…
…and many many other types of objects.
Look around on the street and get free stuff! It’s a Berlin’s tradition
These objects are not left for laziness but to be donated free to those who need it, the owners do not use them anymore instead of throwing them on the sidewalks of the city so if some passersby find something useful or interesting you can safely take it on and take to home.
Near this objects left in search of a new owner, there is sometimes a ticket with the words “Zu Verschenken” that is, these objects can be taken away.
The story is different instead for the empty glass bottles that are often seen near the bins, those are for the homeless and the poor people who bring the voids to recycle them.
They put the voids in the recycling machines inside the supermarkets to collect some money or to buy something to eat.
Yes, Berlin city is really unique and also the Berliners are very particular people. Just spend little time in Berlin and you’ll love the city of Berlin, the people of Berlin and the traditions of Berlin.