Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

The summer fairytale of the football world championship turned Berlin into one big, cheerful party. This spirit is revived in many other sports events. Whether it is the athletics world championship, the DFB (German Football Union) cup final or the international cycling race at the Six Day Race in Berlin – the sportive spirit is encouraged and celebrated in Berlin. From a run for everyone to a professional ISTAF athletics meeting –sports is practiced on every level. National league and international games, marathons and top-class, high-performance sports events are on the agenda.

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With the façade like that of an Italian Renaissance palace, the swimming pool at Baerwaldstraße 64-67 stands in the heart of Kreuzberg. Its glamour sets it apart from...
The Max-Schmeling-Halle is in the Prenzlauer Berg district, in the centre of the former border area between East and West. The Max-Schemling-Halle was originally just...
The o2 World was opened in September 2008, a modern multi-function arena setting new standards for Berlin. Up to 17,000 people can attend the concerts – then the stands...
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The Olympic Stadium is the central venue for major events in Berlin and also serves as home field to the football club Hertha BSC Berlin. Architecture of the Stadium
On the outskirts of Berlin is the Hoppegarten race track, home to world-class horse racing for more than 145 years. The first race was held in 1868 with King Wilhelm I...
The former Prussian military academy in Lichterfelde West became home to Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard from 1933. A swimming pool was added to the barracks campus in...
This is where the ‘diplomats in sports gear’ were trained – the athletes of the GDR. The sports forum of Hohenschönhausen was established in 1954 and is thought to be...
Near the small Wuhle River in Köpenick is the traditional venue of 1. FC Union Berlin, inaugurated with a match against Viktoria 89 in 1920. Because an old woodsman's...
With its opening in 1914, the public pool was already considered to be among Europe’s most beautiful pools. Today, with up to 10,000 daily guests, it is one the largest...
Trotting is the king of horse-racing for punters. You can start betting with just one euro and share in the suspense. Exciting races are held on the Karlshorst...
The Mariendorf trotting racecourse was officially opened in 1913 as the most modern centre of its kind in Germany. 32 stables frame the 24-hectare complex, surrounded by...
Pure excitement, fast chases, cycling at the highest level – and a colourful show programme as well: the six-day race, a highlight of Berlin’s sporting year. These...
The surface area of the Horst-Dohm-Eisstadion (ice stadium) is exactly 6170 m². It is located in an extensive sports facility on Forckenbeckstraße, which can be easily...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.