Summer, sun, open air! This summer in Berlin will be something very special. Experience art, culture and music outdoors in the open air. Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, theater and dance. Just as you like it! You can find our top 11 tips here.
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: Unter freiem Himmel (Under the open sky)
At Berlin Schönefeld Airport you can experience open-air concerts all summer long. Thanks to 15,000 crates of drinks, every concert-goer has their own small, secure and Corona-compliant VIP area. The programme includes Pietro Lombardi, Alle Farben, Gestört aber Geil, Till Brönner, MIA and Nena. Just come and see for yourself. The first events, for example for Paul von Dyk, are unfortunately already sold out.
When: until 15 August
Where: At the airport, Schönefeld
Tipp 2: 21 Sunsets
Enjoy the long summer evenings: With "21 Sunsets", the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) has put together an exciting and poetic programme for you. Films, music, readings and discussions offer enough material to fill the hours from sunset to dawn with clever thoughts and great conversations.
When: until 15 August
Where: John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Mitte
Tip 3: Waldbühne
From the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to the greatest musical hits to hits and stars such as Tom Jones: the Waldbühne offers you a diverse programme this summer. However, some events, such as Rainald Grebe, have had to be postponed. The best way to find out more is to visit the Waldbühne website.
When: until September
Where: Waldbühne Berlin Glockenturmstraße 1, in the Olympic Park
Tip 4: Storytelling & Concerts: "Erzählkonzerte" on the Parkdeck
The Deutsche Oper performs outdoors in the open air. Among others, Carmen, Greek, The Great Django and September Song are on the programme. Advance booking for the regular performance starts on 12 August.
When: various events in July and August
Where: Parking deck of the Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstraße 35, Charlottenburg
Tip 5: Park Platz
Throughout the summer, the square behind the Berlinische Galerie will become an urban meeting place for art, performances and discussions. In short, Park Platz will become a venue for contemporary artists to perform and inspire the public to participate. Look forward to performances, talks, video screenings and workshops. We will even cook together. You don't need a time slot ticket or a negative Corona test to visit. However, spacing and hygiene rules apply and your contact information will be recorded for tracking purposes.
When: until September 20
Where: Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124, Kreuzberg
Tip 6: 43. CSD Berlin
After last year's CSD had to take place purely digitally, this year a political demo and foot march will be held. So there will be no parade trucks. But you can also just walk along spontaneously. The march will start at Nollendorfplatz at 12pm, the demo will start at 1pm. Here are some more tips for pride week.
When: July 24 from 12 pm
Where: Nollendorfplatz, Schöneberg
Tip 7: Open-O stage from Globe Berlin
This summer you can experience drama, word art and world music in the ring-shaped open-air stage of the Open-O. In the future, the wooden components will be used to build a circular theater structure based on the model of Shakespeare's "The Globe". Look forward to a varied program with plays by Shakespeare, Schiller and Phaidon as well as a jazz festival, including concerts by the Swinging Hermlins and other musical evenings.
Tip: Berlin's Shakespeare Company plays for you at the Lokhalle Schöneberg (Schöneberger Südgelände Nature Park).
When: all summer
Where: Sömmeringstraße 15, Charlottenburg
Tip 8: ZU/FLUCHT
Until the Exilmuseum, which is to be built at Anhalter Bahnhof in the coming years, is completed, the topic of Zu/Flucht will be put up for discussion in the open air. Countless people persecuted by National Socialism departed from Anhalter Bahnhof between 1933 and 1945. This cooperative exhibition around the ruined portal is not only about the fugitives at that time, but also about how Germany has changed into a place of refuge.
When: June 12 to October 31, 2021
Where: Askanischer Platz 6, Kreuzberg
Tip 9: Concerts and more in the Gardens of the World
Several open-air concerts await you this summer on the lawn at the Korean Garden in the Gardens of the World. You can also let off steam at the colourful summer programme and immerse yourself in the world of the circus or learn more about water. Another highlight is the Highland Show on 24 and 25 July in the Arena.
When: All summer
Where: Arena of the Gardens of the World, Marzahn
Tip 10: Theatre Strahl
Theatre Strahl is playing open air in Berlin this summer. After a well-deserved summer break, it's back on again from 24 August on the grounds around our theatre building at Ostkreuz. In Aschewolken you will take part in a night in the life of two young people in which the big questions of friendship and transience are raised.
Tip: At Ostkreuz, the open-air cinema Pompeji shows the most beautiful summer films under the stars until 4 August.
When: from 24 August
Where: Theaterhaus am Ostkreuz, Friedrichshain
Tip 11: RosinenBAR THF
Right next to the the legendary "Raisin Bomber", the RaisinBAR THF welcomes you to the pop-up culture summer garden on the apron of the former Tempelhof Airport. From 5 p.m. - perhaps after a round of skating - you can enjoy a varied programme with snacks and drinks directly at the hangars (entrance via Tempelhofer Damm): Live music, films, readings and much more.
You can find more tips and event information in our event-calendar.