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Top 11 new openings in Berlin in June

High swing, climate and AI

Kreuzberg, Landwehrkanal
Landwehrkanal im Sonnenuntergang © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

The new openings in Berlin in June are not for the faint-hearted: with the new High Swing, you can swing 120 metres above the Alex and the new Escape Room from Exit Game awaits you with one or two spine-chillers. You can also look forward to Smash Burger, a new beer garden and we recommend the new exhibition on climate change in Sanssouci.

Extra tip: Fair Play - The 7 virtues: New mural in Berlin

She is impossible to miss, the Japanese noblewoman in her elegant silk robe, gazing down behind her fan at the strollers on Ku'damm boulevard. Above her, the flags of the seven virtues, which stem from the code of values of Japanese samurai culture, fly in the treetops: Justice, courtesy, courage, loyalty, honour, sincerity and humanity are the values that now promote fair play and togetherness just in time for the big football summer. The completion of the 500 square metre mural, which was created by artist Anna Taut based on a photograph by Sylwia Makris, also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Tokyo.

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Tip 1: Swing 120 metres above Alexanderplatz

Base Flying from the Park Inn Hotel - a real attraction in Berlin
Base Flying in Berlin © Vertical Sports Events GmbH

Pure thrills: In addition to bungee jumping and base flying, Vertical Sports Events is now bringing another attraction for adrenaline junkies to the capital. Swing 120 metres above Alexanderplatz and enjoy the view over Berlin. Only the TV tower is higher than you! Before you swing over the edge of the Park Inn Hotel, you will of course be given a brief introduction and a safety harness. Then you can enjoy five minutes of freedom on the High Swing while the person accompanying you takes photos of you. Bring warm clothing, as there is often a stronger wind at lofty heights 

When: Saturday and Sunday 12 - 3 pm and 4 - 10 pm, please be there 30 minutes in advance
Where: Meeting point is the viewing terrace of the Park Inn Hotel, Alexanderplatz 7, Mitte

Base Flying

Tip 2: Re:Generation - Climate change in the green world heritage site

Re-Generation Exhibition SPSG
Re-Generation Exhibition SPSG © Cologne Game Lab | TH Köln

Heat and drought are also causing problems for the vegetation in the UNESCO World Heritage Park Saunssouci in Potsdam. The gardeners and conservationists at the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) have been working on this topic for many years, including research into how the trees' resilience to the effects of climate change can be strengthened. The results can now be seen in the open-air exhibition "Re:Generation - Climate change in the green world heritage - and what we can do". It draws attention to local problems and damage, but also shows approaches and methods to protect vegetation against the consequences of climate change.

When: daily until 31 October
Where: daily until 31 October October
Where: Park Sanssouci, Historical Mill, Maulbeerallee 5, Potsdam

Climate change in the green World Heritage Site - and what we can do

Tip 3: Käthe Wohlfahrt opens new flagship store in Mitte

Käthe Wohlfahrt shop window outside Christmas decoration and gifts
Käthe Wohlfahrt Shop for Christmas articles in Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

In the middle of the football summer, it's getting Christmassy in Berlin. The traditional Berlin shop for Christmas decorations and ornaments is moving its shop on Kurfürstendamm (see picture) to Mitte and opening a new flagship store opposite Hackescher Markt. Lovers of traditional craftsmanship can now find Christmas decorations and beautiful items from the family-run company's workshops on two floors. On the ground floor you will find wooden goods, such as nutcrackers, pyramid candle arches, incense smokers and Käthe's originals. There are also souvenirs. And, of course, the four-metre-high decorated Christmas tree is a must. On the upper floor, you will discover a "poetry of glass", as the company itself describes it. In addition to the fragile ornaments and baubles, life-size nutcrackers and decorated trees will get you in the mood for Christmas.

When: from now
Where: An der Spandauer Brücke 7, Mitte

Crafted in Berlin

Tip 4: Meet up at the Neulich beer and culture garden at THF Tower

THF Tower Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin
THF Tower Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin © Claudius Pflug

In addition to kiosks and coffee bikes, Tempelhofer Feld is now getting a new gastronomic offering. With Neulich am Flughafen, a beer and culture garden is opening directly at the THF Tower. The name is a concept and is reminiscent of the time when Tempelhof Airport was Berlin's gateway to the rest of the world. Accordingly, there is an international and colourful cultural programme with weekly blues evenings, cabaret, workshops, tango lessons, classical music, open stage, readings and, of course, a delicious beer garden menu.

When: 14 - 16 June Grand Opening Party
Where: Tempelhofer Damm 45, Tempelhof

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Tip 5: Explore the Gropius Bau with the new AI app

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau ©, Foto: anibaltrejo

With the new AI-based app, the Gropius Bau now provides you with a multilingual guide that answers your very personal questions. Prisma can read out and translate exhibition texts, show you subtitles in different languages during events and, of course, guide you through the exhibition. You can try out the new museum app on 15 June directly on site at the Gropius Bau. By means of an interactive game in which you have to find five different clues in the exhibition rooms within two hours - with the help of artificial intelligence, of course. Afterwards, you can ask questions and share your experiences.  By the way: the team behind Prisma has already realised the augmented reality robot rally at the Museum of Communication

When: Launch on 15 June. June
Where: Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg

Prisma Launch

Tip 6: Enjoy Levante cuisine at the Scirocco Brasserie in the Hotel Bristol

Scirocco Brasserie
© Scirocco

Berlin is one culinary highlight richer: The former Reinhard's in the Hotel Bristol is now home to the Scirocco Brasserie. With this new opening, Felix Brandts, who also runs the Papillon am Zoo, is expanding his gastronomic portfolio in Berlin. Scirocco extends over two floors and offers an internationally oriented menu from breakfast to dinner with a focus on the creative Levante cuisine of chef Nadav Kundel. 

When: daily 6.30 am - midnight, kitchen closes at 11 pm
Where: Kurfürstendamm 27, Charlottenburg

More international cuisine

Tip 7: Not for the faint-hearted - the new Live Escape Room

EXIT-Live Adventures - Detailansicht Katze
EXIT-Live Adventures Berlin © EXIT-Live Adventures

From family games to scary shockers: The new Live Escape Room from Exit Game in Friedrichstraße brings you around a dozen new adventures that you can complete together. These include some virtual reality games, some of which will whisk you away to faraway lands. Escape from the lost pyramid or travel to Greece in 445 BC, go to Prison Island and keep your nerve in Madhouse 101, because the built-in effects are definitely not for the faint-hearted. Berlin fans will get their money's worth in the detective story about Babylon Berlin . And a trip to Magic Alley is particularly suitable for families.

When: Monday and Tuesday by arrangement, Wednesday & Thursday from 4 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 am
Where: Friedrichstraße 101, Mitte

Tip 8: Indian cuisine buffet-style at Swadishta

Chicken curry with rice, spices such as chilli, ginger and garlic
Chicken curry © Getty Images, Foto: istetiana

Swadishta has been bringing the spices of India to Spandau since mid-May. The menu features typical Indian dishes, including many vegan and vegetarian options. And if you can't get enough of Indian delicacies, the all-you-can-eat buffet is the place to be.

When: daily 12 - 10 pm
Where: Quellweg 23, Spandau

Vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Tip 9: Try delicious bagels

Bagel mit Lachs
© GettyImages, Foto: carlosgaw

The thickly topped bagels from Budapest Bägel are a classic US-style bagel with cream cheese, tuna or avocado egg. The art on display at the pop-up opening is typically Hungarian at this newly opened bagel shop. You can look forward to seeing what the team will come up with in the future. You'll definitely find delicious bagel combos  

When: Sunday to Wednesday 11am - 7pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am - 8pm
Where: Elisabethkirchstraße  1, Mitte

Tip 10: Thai Park is back

Nachhaltiges Reisen
© visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

After long discussions, the original Thai market is back in Wilmersdorf. However, the traders no longer offer their dishes on blankets in Preußénpark, but instead set up stalls in Würtembergische Straße. This naturally gives the market a slightly different flair. You can still find even more Thai street food every Friday from 3 to 10 pm at Thai Bridge Vo. 2 in the Jules B-Part at Gleisdreieck.

When: Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 9pm (until 30. September)
Where: Würtembergische Straße, Wilmersdorf

Tip 11: Berlin-style soul food and smash burgers

Burger Essen
© GettyImages, Foto: StefaNikolic

New in Neukölln - Jolees

Since 29 May, Jolees has been bringing you hearty food. May, Jolees has been bringing hearty, feel-good cuisine to Neukölln. The menu at this new Berlin street food joint includes loaded potatoes, i.e. savoury stuffed potatoes, and smash burgers with freshly melted cheese dripping out of them. You can try the spicy jalapeno Ufo burgers for yourself.

When: Tuesday to Sunday 2 pm - 10 pm
Where: Weserstraße 205, Neukölln

New in Friedrichshain - Goldies Smashburger

You can get even more street food on the go at the newly opened Goldies in Friedrichshain. Here, the burgers are pressed thin and grilled to caramelised perfection. They are served with golden fries. The burger joint, which advertises with the slogan "Best bad food in town." also offers seating in the new branch.

When: Sunday to Thursday 12pm - 11pm, Friday/Saturday 12pm - 2am
Where: Grünbergerstraße 52, Friedrichshain

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts