Best Berlin festivals in June

berlin summer festivalsTemperatures are slowly rising in Berlin and that golden warmth pouring from the sky makes us want to plan some outdoor fun! There are great open-air festivals in and near Berlin so it’s a perfect opportunity to combine a city trip with an amazing event. We present a taste of the best Berlin festivals in June. Hand picked by our Berlin savvy Amstel House staff. 

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Zurück zu den Wurzel Festival
Zurück zu den Wurzel literally means ‘Back to the Roots’. Celebrating the underground Berlin culture, a group of friends from the Berlin club scene decided to organise this unique open-air festival. It was a huge success last year with 19.000 people on the waiting list! There are 6 stages with a magnificent line-up but in addition, there is a food court and numerous workshops, like daily yoga classes, herbal walks, a drum workshop, and a graffiti workshop. All well worth the short trip (70km from Berlin).

Date: 08 -11 June 2017
Price: from 24 €
Website: www.wurzelfestival.de

Her Damit im Exil
Her Damit is a small, charming, magical and affordable festival. Although not technically in Berlin (50km out), dance festival Her Damit im Exil is well worth a visit! If only for the location in green lush nature, called The Secret Forest. The festival has arranged shuttle buses that take you straight to the festival from Berlin.

Date: 9 – 11 June 2017
Price: 39 – 79€
Website: www.herdamitfestival.com

Akasha Festival
A new kid on the block and first time festival in Berlin, AKASHA FESTIVAL, is a novelty but looks very promising already. Nestled in the idyllic countryside, just a stone’s throw away from the city, the four stages offer a great line up. This is your chance to be there first!

Date: 16-18 June 2017
Website: https://www.akashafestival.de/

Long Night of the Sciences
Science is celebrated on the longest and brightest day of the year. You can visit libraries, intallations, laboratories and lecture halls in Potsdam that would normally be closed to the public. Along the route, you’ll find various scientific installations dedicated to science. There’s a special kids programme as well.

Date: 24 June 2017  5pm-midnight
Price: 9-14 €
Website: https://www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de

Carnival of cultures
In the mood for colourful costumes, fantastic performances, dancing on the streets of Kreuzberg and amazing food from every corner of the world? Then the Carnival of Cultures is the Berlin open-air festival for you. The large street festival takes place during a 4 day celebration. The procession will take place on Sunday.With numerous events, there’s also a nice programme for kids so great to include in a Berlin city trip with the family!

Date: 2 – 5 June 2017
Price: free
Website: https://www.karneval-berlin.de/en/