Haus der Berliner Festspiele is an art center that brings together a diverse assortment of cultural events throughout the year, and the Berliner Festspiele space is one of the most significant theatre buildings of post-war Germany. For nine ... moreThroughout the city
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
Not all songs make it to the Top 40, but that doesn’t bother hardcore fans of European gothic-wave and post-punk music. Once a year, fans of these non-mainstream genres flock to Berlin for the Dark Spring Festival. Dark Spring ... moreBi Nuu
Im Schlesischen Tor
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
Party Earth Review Known as the world’s oldest brewery, the Weihenstephan brewery has long been revered as a giant among German beer makers – and fortunately for Berliners, the brewery’s Weihenstephaner restaurant and beer hall transports this famous taste of Bavaria right to the center of the city. Located on Hackescher Markt, this charming ... more
Neue Promenade 5
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 Arabian artwork and hookahs adorn the walls of Alarabi, a unique Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar with an exotic but mellow vibe. The outdoor seating area offers an easygoing space for conversing with friends and meeting other patrons, and fills up quickly during Happy Hour in the summer. Inside, café tables, corners ... more
Krossener Strasse 19
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
Party Earth Review Berliners have an obsession with beach bars – arising no doubt from the city’s distinct lack of a coastline to call its own – and one of the best of the bunch is Badeschiff, which contains an outdoor bar, concert venue, and swimming pool located on the banks of the Spree River. With just a minimal entrance fee, an international ... more
Party Earth Review It may look like a hole in the wall from the outside, but inside, Cassiopeia has transformed a former factory into a stylish, alternative club complex that retains the old industrial rusticity of East Berlin. The cavernous structure, located past the front gate and on the left side of the courtyard, houses dance floors ... more
Revaler Strasse 99/Simon-Dach Strasse
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
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.