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The perfect late summer day: Top 11 tips

Enjoy the last rays of sunshine

Landwehrkanal in Berlin
Summer at the Landwehrkanal © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

The shadows become longer, the sunlight golden, but still we enjoy the last warm summer days before autumn begins, and we make ourselves comfortable with tea and a good book. In order to really enjoy the late summer, we have compiled some tips for the (perhaps) last beautiful summer days this year. 

Please show responsibility, wear your masks and follow the hygiene rules of the organizers. Don't be shy, but show your love for Berlin with d i s t a n c e - in support of everyones safety.

Tip 1: Enjoy the aperitif on a roof terrace

Hotel AMANO roof top
Hotel AMANO roof top © Antonio Monsalve

Slowly the sun sinks behind the houses and the blue hour begins. Time for an aperitif or a refreshing drink. And it tastes especially good in summer with a great view over Berlin's skyline. Find our top 11 roof terraces in our blog.

More information about roof terraces

Tip 2:  Lübars – Discovering a village in Berlin

LabSaal Lübars und Gasthof Alter Dorfkrug
© Foto: Stephan Moritz

Lübars offers not only a wonderfully preserved village structure with a baroque church and a traditional village jug, but also recreation in the leisure park. Sports enthusiasts can fly kites, hike, ride a horse or cycle. And in the Angelina ice cream parlour you can get an ice cream and enjoy a relaxed late summer day.

More information about day trips

Tip 3: Exploring the south of Berlin by bike

Fahrrad-Ausflug zum Wannsee
Fahrrad-Ausflug zum Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

On the Wannsee-Babelsberg Route you cycle along the riverside promenade through the UNESCO World Heritage "Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin" and almost forget that you are on the outskirts of the metropolis of Berlin.
Another tip: do like Conny Froboess, pack your swimming trunks and enjoy the cool water from Wannsee and Havel. Maybe it's the last chance for a swim in the lake.

More information about the Wannsee-Babelsberg Route

Tip 4: Taking a canoe trip to New Venice

New Venice in Berlin
New Venice in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

In the south of the city, between Müggelsee and Dämeritzsee lies the idyllic New Venice. The waterway system can be explored by paddle boat or canoe. Explorers and nature lovers can paddle on their own or join guided boat tours.

More information about New-Venice

Tip 5: Enjoying a delicious ice cream

Icecream in Berlin
© Getty Images, Foto: Alpaksoy

A summer without ice? Of course not! Whether traditional with stracciatella and vanilla or unusual with ginger and cucumber, vegan or with lots of cream - everyone will find their favourite ice cream in Berlin. For example in the Eiscafé Monheim, one of the oldest Eiscafés Berlin, which is already led in the 4th generation. If you don't want to go as far as Wilmersdorf, you'll find eleven tips for ice cream parlours in our blog.

More information about ice cream parlours

Tip 6: Strolling across a market

Weekly Organic Market in Berlin
Weekly Organic Market Kollwitzkiez © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Whether you're looking for fresh fruit and vegetables, oriental spreads or many stalls with fabrics and other little things, you'll find what you're looking for here at the market at the Maybachufer. There are weekly markets in every neighbourhood, whether the traditional Winterfeldmarkt in Schöneberg or the cosy Ökomarkt at Kollwitzplatz.

More information about markets in Berlin

Tip 7: Climbing in the forest

Forest rope garden Jungfernheide Berlin
Forest rope garden Jungfernheide © Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide

Berlin's largest climbing forest is centrally located in the Charlottenburg district. Whether as a beginner, professional or in a group, here you can work your way from tree to tree and enjoy nature to the fullest. Even on the last very hot days, one can let off steam in a sporty way, as the park is up to 5°C cooler than the city. Please book your ticket online in advance.

More information about Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide

Tip 8: Exploring the Gardens of the World

Gardens of the world Berlin
Chinese Garden © visitBerlin

Summer time is holiday time. Many dream of distant destinations, but in Berlin you can travel to Asia or the Orient for a few hours in the Gardens of the world. On some days there are also events. And already the ascent is a little adventure: take the cable car to the Kienberg and float to the park. For the way into the valley, we recommend the natural bobsleigh run. At 40 km/h you can race 500 down into the valley. Pure thrills guaranteed!

More information about the Gardens of the World

Tip 9: Take a boat tour through Mitte

Schiffsrundfahrt an der Museumsinsel
© visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Put on your sunglasses, take a seat on the deck and let the Berlin sights pass by you in a relaxed manner. During a boat trip through the Berlin city center you will see the Museum Island, the new Humboldt Forum, the Reichstag and many other sights from a completely different perspective.

If you want to go further out, you can of course also take a boat trip across the Tegeler See, the Müggelsee or the Havel and spend a relaxed day on the water.

Tickets for your boat trip

Tip 10: Stand Up paddling

Nalani Sup Surving at Oderbaumbrücke in Berlin
Nalani Sup Surving at Oderbaumbrücke ©

A trend that you can still enjoy in late summer! Stand Up Paddling is now possible at almost every lake and of course also on the Spree. Do something good for yourself during your visit to Berlin, unwind on a relaxing SUP tour and discover Berlin from the water.

More information about trend sports in Berlin

Tip 11: Having a picnic in the park

Barbecue with friends in Berlin
Barbecue with friends © Getty Images, Bild: DisobeyArt

Thanks to the numerous green spaces and parks, Berlin is also the perfect place for a relaxed picnic. You have the choice between breathtaking views, shady green spaces and lively parks. Spread your blanket on the water or combine the picnic with a sightseeing tour.

More information about picnic places

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does not smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face the rich cultural life of Berlin - 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. All posts