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Top 11 New Openings in July in Berlin

THF Tower, Genesis Lightshow & new cafés

THF Tower Aussichtsterrasse
© Tempelhof Projekt GmbH

This summer, Berlin is taking to the skies: on the roof terrace of the newly opened air traffic controller tower, the THF Tower, at Tempelhofer Feld, you'll be high up towards the clouds. At Studio 32, the workshop-space of the Michelin-starred restaurant Bonvivant, you learn how to prepare heavenly sustainable dishes. And the new light show Genesis at the Kreuzberg Passionskirche promises an immersive experience of the story of creation. If this is not enough, you now can also host your own personal game show in Berlin. The newly opened Showdown promises plenty of action with a selection of over 100 games for your special event. The top 11 new openings in July.

Tip 1: Visit the newly opened THF Tower at Tempelhof Airport and be close to the sky

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

Enjoy the view over the vastness of Tempelhofer Feld! The THF Tower has been renovated and opened to the public with a completely barrier-free viewing terrace. Air traffic controllers once coordinated air traffic from here. Can you imagine what it was like when you could take off from Tempelhof directly into the skies above Berlin? In the exhibition "Horizons. Flughafen Tempelhof 1990 - 2022", you will gain exciting insights into the history and development of the Tempelhofer Feld. Tickets for the exhibition and roof terrace are available ten days in advance. 

When: Tickets are available ten days in advance, since 20 July.
Where: Tempelhofer Damm 45, Tempelhof


Tip 2: Learn to cook sustainably at Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro's newly opened Studio 32

Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro: Table from above
Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro: Table from above © Foto: Caitlin Collins

Anyone can go out to eat, but to conjure up starred vegetarian cuisine yourself, that's a whole different level. Take part in a cooking course at the newly opened Studio 32. The studio is a project of the team around Bonvivant chef Nikodemus Berger. Located right next to the Michelin-starred cocktail bistro, the studios offers various workshops, like sustainable and vegetarian cooking, mixing cocktails or wine tastings. By the way: you can book the 42 square metre room for your own event, too.

When: depending on course & event
Where: Goltzstraße 32, Schöneberg

Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro

Tip 3: Strengthen yourself for the Escape Room adventure in the new Exitroom burger restaurant

Restaurant im EXITROOM Berlin
© Alexander Pevzner

The new Exitroom Burger Restaurant beckons hungry adventurers with burgers named after zombies, pirates and other creatures. Reward yourself after a successful exitroom experience or get a hearty snack before the big adventure. For breakfast there's also eggs and omelette in addition to juicy burgers and fresh fries. Best of all: you can order fresh waffles all day long. So if you can't find your way out of the Exit Room, just follow the delicious smell.

When: Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (breakfast 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.)
Where: Wilhelmstraße 92, Mitte

11 Escape Rooms in Berlin

Tip 4: Frittenwerk opens fourth branch in Berlin

© Frittenwerk

Good news for french fries fans: at the end of June, the fourth Frittenwerk opened in the capital on Rosenthaler Platz. Look forward to fresh homemade frites. As they are fried exclusively in vegetable oil, vegetarians and vegans will also get their money's worth. The fries are combined with vegetables, salad, cheese or optionally with falaffel, chilli, (vegan) bolognese or classic curry sausage. Various salads and homemade dips complete the menu.

When: daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Brunnenstraße 1 + 2, Mitte

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Tip 5: Experience the adventure of aviation on the new guided tour at Tempelhofer Feld 

Flughafen Tempelhof
© visitBerlin, Foto: Jan Frontzek

Aviation history was already being written on Tempelhofer Feld in the 1890s. From the first failed flight experiments to the altitude record with the hot air balloon. Between 1936 and 1945, the actual airport was built, which was in operation until 2008. A highlight is certainly the airlift during the Cold War. At times, Allied aircraft took off and landed at 90-second intervals. You can experience no less than three historic originals on the new guided tour "Adventure Aviation", including the famous "Rosinenbombe"r and the legendary and only surviving example of the German record-breaking Focke Wulf 200 "Condor" aircraft.

When: Friday, 25 August, 29 September 2.30 p.m.
Where: Platz der Luftbrücke 5, C2, Tempelhof (meeting point Visitor Centre Check-in)

Tickets for the guided tour about the adveture of aviation

Tip 6: Lean into the curve on the new BMX dirt trail Smiley Trails

© GettyImages, Foto: Daniel Milchev

The two young BMX fans had to overcome a number of hurdles before they were allowed to open their own trail in Biesdorf. The first possible plot was inhabited by protected lizards, the second had to be cleared of rubbish by their own efforts. Nevertheless, their own initiative brought the two young people support from the district and the excavator of a construction company. Not all of the trails are finished yet, but BMX fans have been able to use the dirt trail since 15 July. As a member of Smiley Trails, you support the project and of course become part of the Biesdorf BMX community. Trick riders also like to meet in the park at Gleisdreieck (photo).

When: 15 July
Where: Alt-Biesdorf 30, Biesdorf

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Tip 7: Snack on refreshing desserts at 738 Krema Concept Store & Coffee

Bubble Tea and Food
Bubble Tea and Food © GettyImages, Foto: Waqar Hussain

Delightfully colourful, fresh and fruity are the Vietnamese desserts and cakes at 738 Krema. Try the Unicorn Cheesecake, salty caramel coffee or even iced with coconut and honey? In addition to new flavours and original Vietnamese coffee specialities, you'll also find lots of beautiful and decorative items at the Krema Concept Store.

When: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Auguststraße 47a, Mitte

11 Desserts from Berlin

Tip 8: Mix a colourful Cup of Ché at Coco Cup

Boba Perlen mit Früchten
© GettyImages, Foto: macroart

Coco Cup is even more colourful. Here you can create your own colourful delicacy with a Cup of Chè. This typical Vietnamese dessert is based on a sweet, often jelly-like soup made of coconut cream, rice or sweet bean puree. Depending on the consistency, you can spoon or slurp your Vietnamese slushy. Decorated with tapioca, fresh fruit, jelly, lotus, sesame seeds and much more, the colourful dessert tastes surprisingly refreshing. And a good mood is guaranteed when you enjoy it! 

When: daily 12 - 22 h
Where: Dircksenstraße 37, Mitte

Bubble Tea in Berlin

Tip 9: Brunch at Paradise in Moabit

Paradise Brunch in Moabit
© Paradise

With Paradise, the Moa team has opened a second beautiful place for brunch and breakfast. The menu includes bowls and bagels, sometimes sweet and sometimes savoury - and always delicious and fresh. Try the shakshuka (poached egg in tomato and pepper sauce), the pancakes with fresh fruit or the nutty, chocolatey version. To accompany it, toast to a successful morning with the Paradise Spritz.

When: Wednesday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Kirchstraße 25, Moabit

Breakfast & Brunch in Berlin

Tip 10: Experience real game show action at the newly opened Showdown

Your Showdown ist das neue Freizeitevent im Gameshow-Format
© Your Showdown GmbH

Your skills are in demand at the newly opened Showdown. Compete in archery, domino rally, trick bike riding, solve tricky puzzles, quizzes and much more. Your game master will put together a set of eight to ten challenges from over 100 different games to suit the occasion. As in a real game show, you then compete against each other in teams. Who will stand at the top of the podium at the award ceremony?

When: Since 14 July
Where: Ringbahnstraße 34, Tempelhof

11 Tips für Gamers

Tip 11: Immerse yourself in the creation story at the Genesis light show

Genesis Show in der Passionskirche
© Andreas Kaiser

The Book of Genesis tells of the beginnings of the world, of how God created heaven and earth, then light, water, plants and greenery. You can experience these first three days of the biblical creation story in the new immersive light show in Berlin's Passionskirche. All around you, a moving light spectacle unfolds in the entire nave of the neo-Romanesque church. Immerse yourself in the story of creation and experience Genesis live in Berlin!

When: until 27 August, every 4.45 - 9.15 p.m., duration 30 minutes
Where: Marheinekeplatz 1, Kreuzberg


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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