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 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 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
Outdoor Activity / Park
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
Market / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Running roughly a half mile along Berlin’s scenic River Spree, the Türkenmarkt (Turkish Market) has been attracting thrifty shoppers and curious sightseers for as long as most Kreuzberg residents can remember. Depending on the weather, the day, and sometimes just the vigor of the vendors, the hastily thrown-together stalls ... more
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
Outdoor Activity / Park
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
Berlin may be landlocked, but that’s never stopped Berliners from going to the beach or from partaking in any number of outdoor activities throughout the city.
Being outdoors in Berlin (especially when it’s sunny) means going to the beach. Yes, the city is countless miles from the ocean, but that may be precisely why Berliners are so obsessed with the sea. Spread out along the Spree River, miles of sand, countless beach bars, and swimsuit clad Germans soak up whatever sun they can get and pretend to be on the Mediterranean (where most of the sand came from).
Other outdoor activities in Berlin revolve around the great parks like Tiergarten as well as the beer gardens that are spread throughout the city. Locals and tourists alike spend days picnicking and drinking great German brews in both types of locations on any warm day.
For outdoor events in Berlin, there’s the annual Christopher Street Day Parade and the Berlin Marathon, which is actually one of the biggest marathon events in the world.
No matter what you’re looking for, there are enough Berlin outdoor activities and events all year long so whether it’s hot or cold, rainy or sunny; you’ll always find something great to do outdoors.