10 things to do in Berlin in Summer

top 10 berlin summerHOT HOT HOT: here comes the sun! And once again Berlin – in its most sublime state – turns into a stage of joy. In celebration to the long days, to the warm nights and all the cheerful glow of the season we have prepared a list with 10 things to do in Berlin in summer. Let the season began.

 1- Go swimming in a lake

lakes to go in Berlin
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Berlin has water everywhere. Besides the river Spree and its many canals there are over 70 clean lakes refreshing around. In the inner city or at the outskirts, for the shy ones who prefere clothes on or for those fans of nudism, to hide or to been seen, there are lakes for all tastes. 

2- Rave, rave and rave

Open air festivals berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Karin Willms

It’s time to party outside. There are countless festivals and open air parties taking place in Berlin in the next 3 months. For more info, check here

3- Get a drink at the Späti

Späti culture berlin

The nickname given by Berliners to Spätkauf, a kind of convenience store, the Spätis belong the the city culture. On every street corner and open until late, they sell cheap and cold beer, among other things.

4- Go to an open air Kino

Open Air cinema berlin
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Berlin has some really charming open air cinemas in amazing venues, including the garden of an old former Hospital (Freiluftkino-Kreuzberg), the back of a banker – used nowadays as clubbing wall – (Cassiopeia Sommergarden), the heart of a park called literally field of rabbits (Freiluftkino Hasenheide) and in the great Kulturforum (Freilichtkino at Kulturforum). 

5- Bike around

Berlin by bike
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Berlin is flat, green, and one of the biggest city-fans of the pedals. There are bike paths on almost every street. Besides being a practical and inexpensive way to go around, it even contributes to the welfare of the environment. 

6- Go to a beer garden

Biergarten
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Beer gardens are a German tradition to experience. The bread of each day is liquid and is tasty.  Fresh air, green environment and sausage to accompany. Prost!! 

7- Enjoy the beach bars

Beach bar berlin
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Berlin is not on the coast, but has very similar habits of many beach towns. Besides its relax way of being, the constant atmosphere of holidays and the flexible free time schedules of its inhabitants, the city is full of beach bar in summer on the banks of the river Spree. Unmissable! 

8- Take a Walk through Berlin’s street art.

Berlin street art

Berlin is a huge outdoor gallery of kilometers of street art. Specially around Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain one can appreciate amazing peaces from artists all around the world.

9- Burger BBQ at the Amstel House

Best burger in berlin

The best burger in town you find at the inner garden of the Amstel House. From March to october, every friday from 7p.m to 9h30p.m. Grilled meat – also in vegetaria option -, toasted bread and accompaniments at will. All-you-can-eat plus a beer for only 7,50 €. Come join us!

10- Visit Potsdam

Sanssouci Castle
© Steffen Heilfort

If you are having some summer days in Berlin it is also really worth to visit our neighbor Potsdam and get to know the gardens of the Sanssouci Castle, known as Germany’s Versailles.