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.
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Tip 1: Enjoy the aperitif on a roof terrace
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.
Tip 2: Lübars – Discovering a village in Berlin
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.
Tip 3: Exploring the south of Berlin by bike
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.
Tip 4: Taking a canoe trip to New Venice
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.
Tip 5: Enjoying a delicious ice cream
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.
Tip 6: Strolling across a market
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.
Tip 7: Climbing in the forest
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.
Tip 8: Exploring the Gardens of the World
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!
Tip 9: Take a boat tour through Mitte
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.
Tip 10: Stand Up paddling
Stand Up Paddling means to move standing on a special board with a long paddle. Easier said than done, because it's a combination of surfing, canoeing and fitness workout. But it's all the more fun if it works and you paddle along the Spree or one of Berlin's many lakes.
Tip 11: Having a picnic in the park
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.