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6 interessante Tipps um den Sommer in Berlin zu genießen

6 interesting tips for enjoying the summer in Berlin

In summer, Berlin shows itself from its most beautiful sides. The winters in Berlin are often cold, long, and uncomfortable, so a big jolt goes through the city as the days slowly get longer and the temperatures climb higher.

Berlin offers countless possibilities in summer, which is why we have selected 6 interesting tips for you: from beer gardens to horse races, all under the open summer sky, of course.

Strolling through Peacock Island

Take advantage of the summer day for an extended walk around the entire Peacock Island. In the middle of the Wannsee lies a small but fine island. On top of it are peacocks, water buffalos, a cafe and a small palace. You can take the ferry to Peacock Island. The journey takes about 10 minutes and for the rest you should plan a whole day. If you are a bit lucky, maybe one of the peacocks will turn its beautiful feathers into a magnificent wheel.

Address, Opening hours

Address: Pfaueninselchaussee 100, 14109 Berlin
Opening hours: 09:00 o'clock to 19:00 o'clock

The Peacock Island can only be reached by ferry.
Cost for the crossing: 3,00 Euro, concessions 2,50 Euro

Horse racing in Mariendorf

A rather unusual recommendation leads you to the trotting track in Mariendorf. They regularly host major trotting tournaments, and in addition to horse racing, betting and a wide range of culinary delights, you can have a lot of fun here. When the weather is fine, you can watch the horse professionals at work from the stands and then get a little closer to the animals in their stables. If you feel like it, you can try your luck at the betting office. The trotting track in Mariendorf offers a successful day for the whole family.

Address, Opening hours

Address: Mariendorfer Damm 222, 12107 Berlin
Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 12 noon to 7.30 pm, Sat closed

The next race dates can be found here:

Dancing in Monbijoupark

In front of an impressive historical backdrop, you can swing your hips in the beach bar in Monbijoupark. In the Strandbar Mitte open air dance evenings take place regularly when the weather is fine. Latin American dances such as Tango, Mambo and Bachata are performed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. On the following evenings you can also dance to ChaCha, Waltz, Salsa or Swing. The Strandbar Mitte is only one of many in Berlin. Checkout our category “beach bars” to explore countless more!


Address: Monbijoustraße 3b, 10117 Berlin

Dance program here:

A bicycle tour along the Spree

By bike you can explore Berlin on your own to the furthest corners. One of the most beautiful routes is definitely the Spree Tour. It starts in the east, in Treptower Park, ends in Spandau and takes about 3 hours. Along the banks of the Spree, for example, you will find the beautiful Oberbaumbrücke, which connects the districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Here you can also make a stop at the East Side Gallery. The cycle path along the Spree is also only one of many beautiful routes that you can undertake with your bike. Take a look at our blog "5 exciting and relaxing bicycle tours through Berlin."

Beer garden on the roof: the Klunkerkranich

A different kind of beer garden above the rooftops of Berlin. The TV tower on the horizon, a beer on the table, live music inside; this is the Klunkerkranich. The sunset from up there alone is worth a visit. The Klunkerkranich is the ideal place to meet totally different and nice people and is especially suitable for families. A crate with sand under your feet not only spreads holiday feelings but is also used by children for digging. This open-air location is also open during the day on weekends.

Address, Opening hours

Address: Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin
Opening hours: 12:00 (noon) – 01:30am.
Admission: 5 €

A boat tour through the green heart of Berlin

You shouldn't swim in the Spree, but you can spend an even more beautiful summer evening on it. The different boat routes not only lead comfortably past the most popular sights, but also into the green heart of Berlin. Take a look at our Berlin Tours and choose the tour that suits you best. When the sun shines, Berlin can be seen from the boat, almost like in Amsterdam. The water gives you an impression of the city and your feet can recover. During the tour many exciting details about Berlin will be told and you can learn a lot of new things.

Reichstag: drinking coffee in the Beetle roof garden restaurant

Enjoy the roof garden Käfer restaurant in the Reichstag coffee + cake. Visit the Reichstag and enjoy a beautiful view of Berlin from the famed glass dome. Enjoy the Dachgarten Käfer restaurant in the Reichstag coffee + cake.

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