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July in Berlin

Summer holidays in the capital

Berlin Sommer
© visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

July is here - and with it time for open air events and summer holiday offers. Like many events, Christopher Street Day will be taking place digitally this year, and so Berlin will be glowing in the colours of the rainbow again this year, despite everything. And there's a lot to discover, experience and learn in other ways too. Let us surprise you. .
Because Berlin is much more than you expect: Berlin is Berlin. This too.

Tip 1: Taking part at Erlebe Deine Stadt Sommerspezial!

Peninsula Stralau in Berlin
Peninsula Stralau © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Shh... Only for Berliners and Brandenburgers: The popular Erlebe Deine Stadt weekend is now available for the very first time as a summer special. Enjoy a holiday weekend in Berlin's most beautiful 3 - 5-star hotels from 11 to 12 July or 18 to 19 July 2020. Spend the night for two in a double room in a 5-star hotel for only 118 € or in a 3 or 4-star hotel for only 98 €. As a special highlight you will also receive the discount card Berlin WelcomeBackCard with up to 50% off at many great attractions.

Booking starts on 2 July

When: 11 to 12 July or 18 to 19 July 2020
Where: At a hotel of your choice

Erlebe Deine Stadt Sommerspezial!

Tip 2: Celebrating Christopher Street Day - Berlin Pride

Gay Pride Parade in Berlin: The Parade is every year the highlight of the Berlin Pride Weeks.
Gay Pride Parade in Berlin © Fabian Böttcher

Under the motto "Don't hide your Pride!", the Berlin Pride (CSD) will not be holding a big parade through the city centre this year, but rather a lavish digital programme with several streams on the website. Besides the full program in the mainstream you can also follow single trucks, show acts or DJS. A dazzling stage program with many great highlights will then conclude the CSD. So, celebrate with the community and "Don't hide your Pride!

When: 25 July

More infromation about CSD

Tip 3: Going to the movies

Cinema Delphi Lux in Berlin
Delphi Lux © Yorck Kinogruppe, Foto: Adrian Schulz

Finally the waiting is over: Berlin's cinemas are allowed to open again and raise the curtain - of course in compliance with the rules of hygiene. Now you finally have the opportunity to see all those films on the big screen whose release was postponed because of Corona. The two Berlin films Undine and Berlin Alexanderplatz, which already had their premiere at the Berlinale and are now finally starting.

More information about cinemas in Berlin

Tip 4: Not going to the festival Niemand kommt

In the cinema
In the cinema © Getty Images, Bild: David Saium; EyeEm

Nobody's coming, everybody's in! More than 100 artists and cultural workers take part in the non-festival of the summer by not coming. By buying a ticket, you support the Berlin art scene, which is suffering from the consequences of the Corona crisis, and help to ensure that Berlin's unique cultural landscape is not completely destroyed.

When not: 24 July, 8 pm

More information about the festival

Tip 5: Discovering the Spreepark

Spreepark im Plänterwald
Foto: Spreepark im Plänterwald © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Where swans are dreaming: In July you have the opportunity to explore the mysterious Spreepark on additional tours. During the 90-minute guided tours you will not only learn a lot about the history of the former amusement park, but also about the future of the area. You can buy tickets for the popular guided tours online.

When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Where: Meeting place Kiehnwerder Allee 1 -3, Treptow

Mehr Information about Spreepark Berlin

Tip 6: Learning more about German History

Deutsches-Historisches-Museum-Zeughaus
Deutsches Historisches Museum - Zeughaus © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

From the Middle Ages to the fall of the Wall: The German Historical Museum shows you the eventful German history in all its facets. And all this with free admission to the permanent exhibition! So, take a look at what armour the knights once fought in, what a computer from the GDR looked like or what the Lady of the World wore in the 19th century.

When: daily 10 am - 6pm
Where: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, Mitte

More information about Deutsches Historische Museum

Tip 7: Eating Street food at Potsdamer Platz

sweet potato fries
© gettyimages, Foto: asab974

The food trucks at Potsdamer Platz now provide you with delicious street food all year round. Enjoy Korean fusion cuisine, French fries, fresh pasta and delicious ice cream on the trucks during your stroll through the city, during your lunch break or as an early dinner.

When: Mondas - Friday 11.30am - 6pm
Where: Varian-Fry-Strasse, opposite the CinemaxX cinema

More information about Potsdamer Platz

Tip 8: Cheering on the brave little tailor

Heckmann-Höfe
© visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

The idyllic Heckmann-Höfe in Mitte will become an open-air stage for the brave little tailor for one summer. After all, the tailor has finished seven at one blow and sets out to tell the world about it, experiencing numerous adventures and winning the heart of the princess. And if it rains, the tailor inside the theatre flaunts his "Seven at one blow". The play is suitable for children aged four and up.

When: 10 July - 15 August
Where: Galli Theater Berlin, Oranienburger Straße 32, Mitte

More information about the play

Tip 9: Listening to radioeins Sommergarten

Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Kulturbrauerei Berlin © TLG-Immobilien

The radio also goes out into the fresh air and broadcasts from the radioeins Sommergarten from Frannz club in the Kulturbrauerei. With hip bands, artists and you as the audience, the radio broadcasts for two hours about current topics - live under the evening sky. From 3 July onwards, there will also be the "Soundcheck - Das Musikalische Quartett" on Fridays between 21 and 23 hrs.
If you want to be part of the Summer Garden, please get a free ticket online beforehand.

When: until 28 August 2
Where: Frannz Club, Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg

More information about radioeins Sommergarten

Tip 10: Enjoying the view from Gedächtniskirche

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche
© GettyImages, Bild: philipp_eder

From the tower of the Gedächtniskirche you have a fantastic view over the Kurfürstendamm and the City West. On the tours through the church you won't climb up to the top of the tower, but you should be free from giddiness on the 113 steps to truly enjoy the view. A visit to the church with its bright blue glass blocks is also an impressive experience - especially in sunshine.
Please register via fuehrungen@gedaechtniskirche-berlin.de or by phone at (030) 21 01 85 02.

When: 3 - 6 July
Where: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg

More information about Gedächtniskirche

Tip 11: Using last chances

View of Potsdam’s historic center with the Museum Barberini
View of Potsdam’s historic center with the Museum Barberini © Helge Mundt

Some of the major exhibitions end in July - so take the last chance to see them yet. At the Berlinische Galerie you can see the fascinating photographs of Umbo, who captured the world from the 1920s to the 1950s with his camera, until July 20.

The Monet exhibition at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam is showing Monet's masterpieces until July 19 along the stages of his life from the Parisian suburbs to London, Venice, the Atlantic coast, and his garden in Giverny.

More tips for exhibitions 

 

You can find even more tips for events in July in our calendar of events.

 

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter visitBerlin.de/blog

Kristin

doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.

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