Fair / Carnival
Christmas in Germany is a month-long celebration. In Berlin, the 2014 Berlin Christmas Market attracts hundreds of thousands of travelers with over sixty different traditional Christmas markets lasting through the month of December. While ... morePotsdamer Platz
10785 Berlin, Germany
Party Earth Review Anyone who needs a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Berlin need look no further than Tiergarten, a lush and gorgeous park offering miles of open fields and peaceful rivers. Situated right in the middle of the city, the park is bordered by attractions like the Reichstag and Schloss Bellevue, so it’s a perfect place ... more
Arts Festival / DJ Event
Odyssee is an annual psychedelic music and arts festival held on New Year's Eve in Berlin. Odyssee runs from December 31, 2014 through January 2, 2015, with 40 hours of nonstop performances and exhibitions on 4 large dance floors, a chill ... moreSEZ Berlin
Landsberger Allee 77
Party Earth Review Conveniently located just a block away from the bustling Simon-Dach-Strasse, Hops and Barley is a hip Friedrichshain brewery and bar and the perfect place to duck into for a bit of down time in the afternoon and a bit of “up time” later on. The three rustic rooms of Hops and Barley are tightly packed with wooden tables ... more
Holiday Event / Party
Silvester in Berlin 2015 is the largest open-air New Year’s Eve Party in the city and one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Over a million visitors pack the streets around the Brandenburg Gate on December 31, 2014 for a full ... moreBrandenburg Gate
Party Earth Review Originally a brewery in the 1800s, KulturBrauerei has been transformed over the years into a cultural complex that is now home to a diverse collection of theaters, galleries, clubs, and restaurants. Situated around a spacious common courtyard, the red brick buildings combine beautiful details of the original architecture ... more
Schönhauser Allee 36
Party Earth Review Every Sunday afternoon, the Mauerpark Flea Market transforms the area that was once the site of the infamous Dead Zone surrounding the Berlin Wall into a freewheeling bazaar. Anything and everything is on sale here, from designer clothes and jewelry to furniture to vintage vinyl albums. Snippets of conversation in German ... more
Bernauer Strasse 63-64
Party Earth Review A beach bar right in the middle of the city, Strandbar Mitte is located across from Museum Island on the banks of the Spree, Berlin’s main river. Warm summer days find the supremely relaxed patrons lying out on the sand, sipping Coronas under the palm trees, and soaking up the sun in one of the 200 beach chairs ... more
Party Earth Review The oldest beer garden in Berlin, Prater Garten has been around since 1837 and features its own unique beers, Prater Pils and Prater Schwarzbier (black beer). The establishment’s long history – Prater survived bombing raids during World War II and the Soviet rule of East Berlin – has made it a local ... more
Party Earth Review Everything revolves around the music at A-Trane, a classic Berlin jazz club where cigarette smoke fills the air and subtle bass beats resonate throughout the room. A handful of small red tables surround the stage in this intimate venue, where no seat is more than fifteen feet away from the musicians. With its polished brass ... more
Party Earth Review Both a live jazz concert venue and a bar, Quasimodo is an animated club that attracts some of the best jazz acts from around the world. The traditional concert venue caters to a jazz-loving crowd that, depending on the band, either sits in rapt silence or lets loose to classic covers. Upstairs, the charming bar and caf ... more
Party Earth Review A microcosm of Kreuzberg itself, Görlitzer Park is a popular community gathering spot for everyone from blue-mohawked punks to blue-haired old ladies, with sporting grounds and swimming pools – as well as a location near a number of bars and shops – all promising activities as diverse as its regular crowds. Originally ... more
Bounded by Görlitzer Straße, Wiener Straße, Spreewaldplatz, and The Landwehr Canal
Despite its fabulous nightlife, Berlin’s appeal isn’t just limited to the dark hours, and there is an endless list of things to do in Berlin regardless of the time.
The city is home to a plethora of beer gardens, relaxed outdoor cafés, and much-loved plazas and parks. While spending time at a beer garden is not as much a way of life in Berlin as it is in Munich, the gardens still fill up with a casual, diverse crowd hoisting hearty steins and spending many happy hours in the sun.
Berlin’s parks, which brim with things to do in the spring and summer, are scattered all over and give the city its reputation as a green city. Much of the city’s older buildings were destroyed during WWII, but the stunning landmarks that remain serve as a lasting reminder of Berlin’s history.
There are also countless places for shopping, from temples of consumption overflowing with designer labels to budget-friendly flea and antique markets, shopping malls, bargain stores, and everything in-between.