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Weekend tips 17 – 19 / 7 / 20

Enjoy summer on the rooftops of Berlin

Sonniger Spreeblick mit Berliner Fernsehturm
Sonniger Spreeblick mit Berliner Fernsehturm © Getty Images, Foto: Matthias Makarinus

Berlin gets in the mood for Pride Week! And we enjoy the OpenAir season to the fullest. Now that small events are allowed to take place again, every organizer is moving what is only possible outdoors. The cultural feast for the eyes and ears is accompanied by a view. Also this weekend we have something for everyone who wants to experience something or just relax: exhibitions, excursions into the countryside and the most beautiful views over the city.

Tip 1: Erlebe deine Hauptstadt!

TV Tower Berlin
TV Tower Berlin © Getty Images, Foto: Renata Gimatova/EyeEm

The summer holidays are already in full flow. If you can't experience your holiday this year quite as planned, we have a great alternative for you. With the "Erlebe deine Hauptstadt" deal you travel to Berlin for three nights by train, the WelcomeCard is also included. Enough time to discover the cultural side, but also the quiet places in the countryside.

More information about „Erlebe deine Hauptstadt“

Tip 2: radioeins summer open air und „Soundcheck“ live from the Frannz-Club

Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Kulturbrauerei Berlin © TLG-Immobilien

On Friday evening you can let radioeins get you in the mood for the weekend. For two hours you can spend the evening with a cool drink in the Frannz beer garden at sundown and be very well entertained. Musical live acts, controversial discussions, a real radio show - and you are right in the middle of it! And if you still haven't had enough, you can listen to the "Soundcheck" until 11 pm and find out what music critics think about the latest releases.

When: Fridays 7 – 9 pm, Soundcheck 9 – 11 pm

Where: Frannz-Club at the Kulturbrauerei, Schönhause Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg

More information about the radioeins summer special

Tip 3: Last chance - exhibition "Monet. Orte"

Museum Barberini
Museum Barberini Potsdam © Museum Barberini gGmbH

Use this weekend once again to visit the fascinating exhibition Monet. Places at the Barberini Museum. Many visitors flock to Potsdam to immerse themselves in the life of the great artist on the three floors of the museum. Say goodbye to one of the great art exhibitions this year and stay tuned to see what exhibition awaits us there next. By the way: Tickets are only available online.

When: until July 19, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

Where: Museum Barberini, Humboldtstraße 5-6, Potsdam

More information about the exhibition

Tip 4: "Rauf auf die Insel!" - Museum Island summer special

Bode Museum auf der Museumsinsel
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

In order to keep the thirst for knowledge at bay during the summer holidays, the National Museums in Berlin invite you to the Museum Island. On guided tours you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the current exhibitions there. But other activities await you here as well. Some of them will awaken the inner artist in you, while others may also make you think about new information on current topics. Find out for yourself what's on your mind this summer. When: until August 9

When: until August 9

Where: Museum Island, Mitte

More tips for the summer vacation in Berlin

Tip 5: Improvisation group "Theatersport" at the Globe Theater

Prologue stage of the Globe Berlin
Prologue Stage Globe Berlin © Nanova Photography

The best thing about improvisational theatre: Nobody knows from the beginning what exactly the evening will bring and you can actively participate in the performance. The group "Theatersport" was founded in 1995 and was the first improvisation group in Berlin. The performers, who put their heart and soul into their profession, each play individually for the favour of the audience. This makes the theatre stage a competition arena and the spectators the judges. Who do you think will do the race this time?

When: Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm

Where: Open Air stage at the Globe Theater, Sömmeringstraße 15, Charlottenburg

More information about Theatersport Berlin

Tip 6: TimeRide – one decade, two different perspectives

TimeRide Berlin
© TimeRide GmbH

After a compulsory break of more than three months TimeRide is open again and starts directly into the season with a summer holiday special. Until 9 August, children and teenagers can visit the museum with the interactive TimeRide every Sunday for free. Here you can experience the Berlin of the 80s with a visit from the perspectives of the East and the West.

Where: TimeRide, Zimmerstraße 91, Mitte

More information about TimeRide

Tip 7: Studio 14 – rbb roof top-lounge

Eingangsportal Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin
Haus des Rundfunks, rbb Berlin © rbb, Foto: Hanna Lippmann

At breezy heights, with a cosy meal and a refreshing cocktail, you can really enjoy the end of the day - on top there is a magnificent view of the City West. Studio 14 is a rooftop lounge, which is used as a broadcast studio and is currently one of Berlin's hippest event locations. At selected times, shows from the stations Fritz or Berlin 88,8 are recorded here - another opportunity to look over the presenters' shoulders while they work.

Where: rbb roof top lounge, Masurenallee 20, Charlottenburg

More information about rooftop bars in Berlin

Tip 8: 20 Sunsets on the roof of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (house of the cultures of the world)

Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

As the setting sun slowly bathes the city in a golden light, you can listen to live music on the roof of the House of World Cultures and later immerse yourself in film worlds. The nice thing about these evenings: the artists and films you will see here are often unknown. So experience an evening full of surprises that will give you the space to discover something new.

When: Friday and Saturday, starting at 8 pm

Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Tiergarten

More information about 20 sunsets

Tip 9: Open Air Rooftop Summer at the House of weekend

City view Weekend Club
City view Weekend Club © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

The House of Weekend is perhaps known to some as a club where you can party into the early hours. The dance floors must still be closed, so this event will transform this club into a rooftop bar with a unique view. With different theme nights every weekend, the House of Weekend creates a fantastic atmosphere with a view directly onto the TV tower and the Park Inn Hotel.

Where: House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7, Mitte

More information about the house of weekend

Tip 10: Excursions to the area around Berlin

Altstadt von Bernau in Brandenburg
Altstadt Bernau © visitBerlin, Foto: Arlene Gärtner

You have the big city experiences every day, and you rather long for some peace and quiet? Many destinations in the Berlin area can be reached in under an hour, depending on the starting point. Here you will find secluded bathing lakes, picturesque villages and hikes of all levels of difficulty. Potsdam with its parks and castles and the Dutch Quarter is always worth a visit. North of Berlin there is the old town of Bernau, with sights from the last 700 years of history.
More information about destinations in the area around Berlin

More information about destinations in the area around Berlin

Tip 11: Discover Berlin’s Rainbow districts

Lesbian-Gay City Festival in Berlin
Lesbian-Gay City Festival © visitBerlin, Foto: Pedro Becerra/

To get in the mood for the CSD, which will be coming to our living room in a special digital form this year, we recommend you to explore Berlin's rainbow neighbourhood. Even though Berlin is generally very cosmopolitan and welcomes all people, every gender and every orientation, you can hear a particularly relaxed atmosphere in these neighborhoods. There are also many bars and community facilities.

More information about Berlin's Rainbow districts


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