Berlin is a lively city with vibrant nightlife and countless daytime activities. With summer around the corner, here are 5 awesome ways to spend the season’s most beautiful days!
1) Soak in the Badeschiff
When the sun comes out and the temperatures heat up, head over to Berlin’s Badeschiff (“bathing ship”) to enjoy the day on the Spree. This swimming pool floats in the River Spree – and the views of the city are fantastic! Plus, it’s next to a riverside beach where you can sip on a cocktail and soak up the sun.
2) Have a drink at the Club der Visionaere
The Club der Visionaere is a picturesque summertime spot between Kreuzberg and Treptower Park. It is a club along the water that hosts live electronic music concerts at night. Weeping willows surround the terrace, making it a beautiful venue to spend a summertime evening with friends.
3) Rent a kayak in Neu Venedig
The canals of Neu Venedig (“New Venice”) in Berlin are peaceful and a great place to rent kayaks with friends or family. Although there are kayak tours in the middle of the city, Neu Venedig is ideal for those who prefer to be out in nature.
4) Swim in the Langer See
To get away from the city, head over the Langer See (“long lake”), which is located southeast of Berlin. This lake has plenty of grassy spots for you to lounge on. Plus, it’s surrounded by forests, making you feel like you escaped to a faraway place!
5) Have a picnic at Tempelhofer Park
Berlin has plenty of parks, but the largest one is at the site of the former Tempelhof airport. This is one of the largest urban parks in the entire world – and it’s a perfect place to get together with friends for barbecues, a game of frisbee, picnics and other summertime activities!
Berlin has many other parks, lakes and outdoor attractions. Which one is your favorite? Leave us a comment below!
By Nicole Glass, German Embassy