The best time to visit Berlin is in the summertime! Long and hot summer days in Berlin will win you over for life. Explore the city by boat, by foot or by bicycle: a large number of places offer a fantastic view of Berlin and a lot of hostels in Berlin have nice parks and BBQ areas for summer-parties!
There are lots of things to find out about Berlin! You might not believe it, but Berlin is a city by the waterside and has actually more bridges than Venice? Why not discover Berlin by boat, and have a relaxing time along the Spree River and the Havel Lake by the canal. Take a boat trip with Stern and Kreis Schifffahrt. If you want to spend more time at sea, you can rent solar boats by the hour, for up to 8 people, at Solar Water world at Müggelsee, and you don’t need a license!
Where to Enjoy the Waterside in Berlin!
Badeschiff and sauna ship: – the swimming pool is embedded in the River Spree, and it’s considered one of the trendiest Pool and Party places in the city with a fantastic panoramic view! In wintertime it’s transformed into a sauna. Now, open since May, it is the best location to relax and have fun in Berlin. Entrance fee: 4€, open from 8:00 a.m – till late! You will find it close to U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor!
Bar 25 – one of the most famous party places in Berlin is in Fiedrichshain, Holzmarktstr, 2: The flagship club of the non-stop 72 hour-partying places; with electro, minimal, and all sorts of other phat beats! One of the most popular clubs worldwide!
Oststrand (Mühlenstraße 24-26) is a big beach in the city by the River Spree for all the sun worshippers stuck in the city over the summer! Experience a Mallorca atmosphere in Berlin, right in the city center! Enjoy cool drinks on deck chairs, relax until sunset and stay there for a beach party until sunrise!
Urbanhafen – don’t let the grey hospital building in Kreuzberg scare you. This is truly an oasis by the Landwehrkanal, with a hippie atmosphere and lots of cool places to eat all around.
Bike Around Berlin!
One of the trendiest ways to get around Berlin is by bike! Berlin is a very biker-friendly city and most hostel in Berlin have a rent-a-bike service. Don’t worry about traffic: even in the city center, you will find a quiet biking lane, and you can take your bike (if it rains or if you get tired) both on the S-Bahn and U-bahn with an extra ticket. You can bike anywhere, for example, to the nice green area, Wannsee, which also has a nice lakeside beach!
When you´re tired, take a break in one of the beer gardens of Berlin, such as Florians Garten. Located off the beaten tracks, this place does not exactly look like a “beer garden” at first glance, but wait and see, this abandoned green area by the railroad tracks, is stylish! Enjoy here the view off the Potstamer Platz skyline!
Sleep in Berlin!
For sleeping and recovering you can stay in Hostelsclub’s hostels in Berlin where some have a beautiful garden and terrace like the 3 Little Pigs Hostel Berlin situated in a former convent. It´s just minutes away from the pulsing districts of Mitte and Kreuzberg. Pegasus Hostel Berlin is located close to the famous Berlin Wall and has a great BBQ area. BaxPax Downtown is the best location to explore Berlin. You can rent a bike and enjoy the huge rooftop terrace and their massive swimming pool! If you prefer to stay in the “country side” of Berlin, book Touristenhaus Gruenau , located in the green Berlin-Grünau with a waterfront view, or Jetpak Eco Lodge with table tennis, basketball, volleyball and soccer in their huge outdoor recreation area. Enjoy also Tentstation, the only camping site in the centre of Berlin. The camping site is located on the former public pool grounds in the Mitte-Tiergarten district. The old pools and diving platforms create a unique atmosphere.