Berlin never gets boring. Hardly any other city is as multi-faceted as the German capital. There is not just a handful of “places to be” here, because every neighbourhood has its own hotspots. Especially in summer, when the city shines more beautifully than any other time of the year, there is so much to experience. We’ll tell you how best to spend a Berlin summer weekend.
If it gets really hot in the capital, a detour to the next pool bar is worthwhile. In the 32 meter long and 8 meter wide pool “Arena Badeschiff” you can swim over the Spree and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the River Spree, the Oberbaum Bridge and the TV Tower. In summer, a variety of events and activities take place here, such as yoga and stand-up paddling classes, beach parties and music events.
In the scenic summer club “Haubentaucher”, everyone who’s anyone from the surrounding districts meet and loll around in the capital’s sun. The Open Air Club, on the famous RAW grounds in Friedrichshain, is one of the coolest summer locations in Berlin with its large pool, street food, yoga and open air cinema.
Movie night under a starry sky
Sitting in a dark cinema in summer isn’t exactly nice. If you are longing for an open-air movie night, you should visit one of the many open-air cinemas in the city. Here you’ll find really good film classics, popcorn and streetfood as well as pure urban romance!
You can find the most beautiful open-air cinemas in Berlin here: www.visitberlin.de/open-air-kinos
How about an evening at the drive-in, for example? An original American experience, which you shouldn’t miss this summer! The car cinema in Reinickendorf shows the latest movie hits as the sound comes directly from your own car radio. In addition there are snacks, cocktails and cold drinks.
Autokino Reinickendorf | Kurt Schumacher Damm 207, Reinickendorf | Movie starts at 8.30 pm | Admission 6 pm | EUR 6-10
A time-out on the waters of the capital city
Berlin is built close to the water. The Spree crosses the entire city and connects Lake Müggelsee in the east with Lake Wannsee in the west. You don’t want to swim in the Spree, but there is a better way to enjoy it on hot summer days.
Those who want to spend a day on the water in bright sunshine will get their money’s worth at one of the many boat rentals in Berlin. Starting from EUR 20.00 per hour, one can rent motorboats without a licence, often even with barbecue and cabin!
If you want to explore the capital by boat, you can pick something here: www.berlin-bootsverleih.com