5 Summer Adventures For When You Live in Berlin


When schools out and the temperatures soar, how can you stay cool and entertained? Here’s five fun suggestions for you to enjoy your new home in Germany. We have highlighted some Berlin summer activities for you.



The German word for lake is ‘See’. Many of these lakes are FKK–FreiKorperKultur (translation Free Body Culture aka Nude Bathing). If you’re new to German culture, you may need to prepare yourself or your children, so no-one is shocked by this cultural practice.

Berlin’s, Krumme Lanke in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf district is conveniently located at the end of the U3 and S1 lines. Make a day of it. Remember your sunscreen!



Beer gardens originated in Bavaria and are popular all over Germany.

There are many beautiful Biergartens to choose from, especially in the bigger cities.

One of our favourites in Berlin is Cafe am Neuensee in Tiergarten. It has excellent beer, tasty simple German food, and leafy green shade right on the Neuer See.



Pack your swimming gear, sunscreen, towel, and your children if you have any, and head for an outdoor bathing centre.

You can explore the outdoor pools around Berlin on the Berliner Bäder website. One of our favourites is Sommerbad Kreuzberg  It has two 50 meter outdoor pools and a children’s playground with water paddling. There are also extensive lawns to picnic on.

Note: you will need a ticket for all outdoor pools in Berlin.



Don’t fancy swimming but appreciate the cool temperatures near the water? Consider packing a picnic and venturing close to your city’s river.

In Berlin, consider Treptow Park in the Alt-Treptow district. Here you can venture to Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth). Alternatively, catch the ferry to Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) in Wannsee.

Explore your Kiez (neighbourhood) or discover a cool new summer hangout in another Kiez.



Bathe in the cool air conditioning of Berlin’s cinemas. Want to watch a movie in your mother tongue? Look for the OmU (Original mit Untertitel–Original with Subtitles) or OV (Original Version) symbols. Do make sure the original version is in a language that you understand!

Delphi LUX and Hackeshe Höfe Kino are two cinemas in Berlin which screen many films in their original language.


We wish you a lovely summer (or winter for all our friends living in the southern hemisphere).


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