Summer Tips with the Berlin WelcomeCard

Summer Tips with the Berlin WelcomeCard

Savour the summer… and still save money

– © SPSG/Hans Bach

How better to enjoy the summer than with the Berlin WelcomeCard? Exciting attractions, informative tours of the city, culinary highlights and cool shops – and all this without having to keep a tight rein on the purse strings. And why? Because cardholders receive discounts of up to 50% with over 200 partners.

Berlin in summer has quite a bit to offer: beer gardens, beach bars, barbecues in the Park, eating ice-creams, outdoor swimming pools and lakes as well as many other leisure activities. From thrills to relaxation – there’s something for everybody here. In summer, there are even more reasons to make your visit to Berlin worthwhile. Experience the practically Mediterranean flair of the city for yourself.

A Stroll through the Sanssouci Palace Garden

A trip to Potsdam is certainly worth undertaking, particularly this year on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great. Sanssouci rococo palace with its “Friederisiko” exhibition is certainly impressive in itself, but you’ll have an even better feeling when you stroll through the palace park with the sun on your face in the height of summer. With the Premium Day Ticket incl. Sanssouci Palace for the Prussian Palaces in Berlin and Brandenburg, you can see as many palaces and palace gardens as you like, including Charlottenburg Palace and Glienicker Palace. WelcomeCard holders save €3.80 (adults) and €2.80 (children) when purchasing the day ticket.

On the Trail of Old Fritz

The perfect follow-up to visiting Sanssouci is provided by the Old Fritz Discovery Tour. The scenic tour, conducted by the writer Dr. Kappelt wearing the original clothes of Frederick the Great, is a great way of discovering history in an entertaining manner. For this tour, Berlin WelcomeCard holders enjoy a 33.5% discount. In addition, this tour is July’s Partner of the Month – this means that children accompanying parents or grandparents cost nothing for the whole month.

Always a Highlight – Berlin from the Air

There can’t be many people who wouldn’t enjoy an especially beautiful view of Berlin from above, although in this case a certain amount of nerve and pluck is also required. With Jochen Schweizer Base Flying, you fly with the fastest personal cable winch in the world at the present time from the roof of the Park Inn at Alexanderplatz. Falling a distance of 98 metres (322 ft), you nearly reach free fall speed. Your fall is only stopped at the last second – a pure adrenalin trip! For those who dare it, Berlin WelcomeCard holders receive a 25% discount.

Out into Nature

Looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis? Then the best place to find a bit of peace and quiet is on the outskirts of Berlin.
The Botanical Garden and the Botanical Museum in Dahlem are perfect close at hand places to find relaxation, nature and peace and quiet. The Botanical Garden is one of the three most important in the world and is always worth a visit. Berlin WelcomeCard holders pay only half the admittance price.
The Gardens of the World are situated in Marzahn on the eastern edge of the city. Here you can marvel at parks created in all the cultures of the world: gardens from China, Japan, Bali, Korea, the Orient and (since last year) a Christian garden as well. Particularly fascinating are the knot garden and labyrinth. 33% discount on the day ticket for all WelcomeCard holders.
The Berlin Tierpark situated in the eastern part of Friedrichsfelde offers fun for young and old alike. This park, containing 8,000 animals is the largest animal landscape park in Europe. In summer, strolling through the park with an ice-cream in your hand and gazing at all the different species of animals is great fun. And there are plenty of shaded spots to take a break and relax in. WelcomeCard holders receive 25% discount on the admittance price.
No matter which one of Berlin’s many green areas you decide on, you’re sure to get a welcome and deserved break from the bustling city centre. And just between us, it’s an ideal way to come down to earth again after the Base Flying adrenalin trip!

Experience Berlin by bicycle or pleasure cruise

Well, it’s clear to everybody that a sightseeing tour is an absolute must when visiting Berlin. And getting to know Berlin by bicycle is a perfect solution – especially for those who want to be active on their holiday. Berlin on Bike offers six different guided tours of Berlin, including a tour of the Berlin Wall and a tour along the banks of the Spree through Kreuzberg. WelcomeCard holders pay 25% less.
Another idea to be recommended in summer is a pleasure cruise through the city. Seeing Berlin from the water adds a totally new dimension to the sightseeing experience. The Riedel Cruise Company offers several cruises every day, on which Berlin WelcomeCard holders receive 25% and their children 50% discount.

Cosy break with typical Berlin specialities

We all know how tiring sightseeing can be. So you should make a break every now and then – for example, in the Kartoffelkeller (Potato Cellar) in Berlin-Mitte. It’s not only a good place to indulge yourself with typical Berlin specialities, but, as a Berlin WelcomeCard holder, you also get a 25% discount on all main meals. In the summer you just have to sit outside!