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Top 11 Open Air-Events in Berlin

Concerts, theater, festivals & exhibitions

Visitors celebrate at an open air festival
Open Air Festival © Getty Images, Foto: svetikd

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)

Concert
Concert © Getty Images, Foto: Jena Ardell

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

Unter freiem Himmel

Tipp 2: 21 Sunsets

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt at night © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Haus der Kulturen der Welt bei Nacht

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

21 Sunsets

Tip 3: Waldbühne

Konzert in der Waldbühne
Konzert in der Waldbühne © GettyImages, Bild: Sven Krobot/EyEm

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

Waldbühne

Tip 4: Storytelling & Concerts: "Erzählkonzerte" on the Parkdeck 

Exterior view of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel

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

Storytelling concerts on the Parkdeck / Greek

Tip 5: Park Platz

Berlinische Galerie in Berlin Kreuzberg
Außenansicht Berlinische Galerie © Berlinische Galerie, © Foto: Noshe

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

Park Platz

Tip 6: 43. CSD Berlin

gay pride balloons
gay pride © Getty Images, Foto: JamesTung

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

CSD 2021

Tip 7: Open-O stage from Globe Berlin

Prologue stage of the Globe Berlin
Prologue Stage Globe Berlin © Nanova Photography

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

Anhalter Bahnhof
Anhalter Bahnhof © bzi, Foto: Gerd Pofahl

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

ZU/FLUCHT

Tip 9: Concerts and more in the Gardens of the World

Korean Garden 'Seoul Garden' in the Gardens of the World
'Seoul Garden' in the Gardens of the World © visitBerlin, Foto: Doreen Himsl

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

Gardens of the World

Tip 10: Theatre Strahl

Theater Strahl Berlin - #BerlinBerlin
Theater Strahl Berlin - #BerlinBerlin - actors © Foto: Jörg Metzner

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

Theater Strahl

Tip 11: RosinenBAR THF

Tempelhof Field in Berlin
Tempelhofer Feld (Tempelhof Field) in Berlin © Lichtschwärmer, Foto: Christo Libuda

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.

RosinenBar THF

You can find more tips and event information in our event-calendar.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.

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