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Summer in Berlin

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Summer Festivals

Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

June 21, 2025

Every year on June 21, Berliners celebrate the beginning of summer with an open-air music festival. At the Fête de la Musique, musicians and bands play live music in the streets of Berlin for free.  more

Volksfestsommer

Berliner Volksfestsommer

June 21 - July 14, 2024

The largest folk festival in Berlin, formerly the German-French Fair, attracts visitors with amusement rides and culinary delicacies.  more

Bergmannstraßenfest

Kreuzberg Festival

Date not yet known

The three-day open air street festival in Kreuzberg boasts a multi-cultural atmosphere and lots of jazz music.  more

Volksfest 2023 (11)

Schollenfest

August 23 - September 08, 2024

The Schollenfest in Berlin-Tegel offers family fun for young and old visitors amid the residential area "Freie Scholle".  more

Hauptmann von Köpenick

Köpenick Summer Festival

Date not yet known

Summer in Köpenick will be colorful: Visitors can look forward to a diverse music and entertainment program on the Köepnick Palace island.  more

Tanzen (1)

Summer in the City

August 16 - September 01, 2024

This year, the Breitscheidplatz is once again the place to be. Artists, cabaret performers, musicians and much more can be seen at the summer festival on Kurfürstendamm.  more

Luftballon (2)

Bridge Festival in Schöneweide

July 13, 2024

Music, open-air cinema, an arts and crafts flea market, theater performances and exhibitions: At the Bridge Festival, the district of Schöneweide shows its diverse cultural offerings.  more

Karussell

Tegel Harbor Festival

July 18 to 21, 2024

The Harbor Festival in Alt-Tegel delights visitors with live music, numerous amusement rides and a lively atmosphere.  more

Open-Air Events

Lollapalooza Festival 2017

Festivals

Every year, numerous festivals take place in and around Berlin. Whether you're into music, food, theater or dance - there is something for every interest. Information and tickets to selected festivals in Berlin.  more

Karneval der Kulturen 2023 (3)

Outdoor Dance Nights and Dance Classes

From tango on Museum Island to folk dances in Mauerpark: Every summer, capital city dwellers and visitors can shake a leg under Berlin's starry sky at these outdoor dance events.  more

Monthly Highlights

Christopher Street Day 2023 (1)

Berlin Events in July

Christopher Street Day, Classic Open Air at Gendarmenmarkt, Botanical Night and more events in Berlin in July.  more

Tanz im August (11)

Berlin Events in August

Young Euro Classic, Dance in August, Zug der Liebe, Long Night of Museums and more events in Berlin in August.  more

Festival der Riesendrachen 2022 (3)

Berlin Events in September

Berlin Art Week, IFA, Lollapalooza, Berlin Marathon and more: highlights of the cultural program in Berlin in September.  more

Outdoor Bars & Beer Gardens

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Beer Gardens

In the spring and summer months, Berliners flock to the many beer gardens in the city. Our list of the best places to enjoy a cold beer in the sun.  more

Strandbar

Beach Bars

In the summer months, you can experience wonderful moments in Berlin's beach bars and sip your drink as if you were on vacation by the sea.  more

Familie bei einem Picknick auf einer Wiese

Picnic Spots

The arrival of warmer weather signals the official start of the picnic season in Berlin. You don't have to search long for a suitable place - after all, the German capital is one of the greenest cities in the world.  more

Leisure Activities

Keime im Badesee

Lakes for Swimming

Berlin has many beautiful swimming lakes where visitors and locals like to cool off on hot summer days. Discover Berlin's most popular lakes and lidos.  more

Schlosspark Charlottenburg

Parks & Gardens

An overview of Berlin's most popular parks and gardens with address, photos, public transport details and  more

Sommerbad Neukölln (Columbiabad) (3)

Outdoor Swimming Pools

Whether you're in Wedding, Mariendorf, Neukölln or Charlottenburg, Berlin's public outdoor pools provide refreshment and fun in the summer heat. An overview of outdoor swimming pools in Berlin with addresses, directions and ticket information.  more

Schiffstour in Berlin

River Cruises & Boat Trips

River cruises and boat trips in Berlin on Spree river, on Landwehr canal or over the Wannsee. Get your tickets here.  more

Flohmarkt der Komödie am Kurfürstendamm

Flea Markets

The warm summer months are an ideal time to go thrifting and discover small treasures at Berlin's flea markets.  more

Herbstspaziergang in der Hauptstadt

Walks through Berlin

Explore Berlin on foot: Our self-guided walking tours take you to all of the best places in the capital.  more