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Weekend tips 10 - 12 / 7 / 20

Summer, sun, Berlin and you: Experience your capital!

a cyclist in front of the Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin
a cyclist in front of the Oberbaumbrücke visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Go outside! During summer holidays, Berlin invites you to a colourful programme under the open sky. Turn off your computer and discover the many facets of the city as well as your own creative side. 11 tips for learning, laughing, participating - and enjoying the summer in Berlin

By the way: With the new Bahnhit-Deal you can travel safely and comfortably to Berlin, 3 nights in a hotel are included - and our Berlin WelcomeCard. With this card you will not only get discounts at many partners but you will also be able to use public transport in the whole city for free. Erlebe deine Hauptstadt! (Experience your capital!)

Tip 1: Happy Birthday Dr. Motte: Live from the Gardens of the World

Visit with children to the Gardens of the World in Berlin
Family fun in the Berlin attraction Gardens of the World visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Loveparade founder Dr. Motte invites to a digital birthday rave from the gardens of the world. The DJ sets from the mirror labyrinth "Reflecting Gardens" will be broadcast live for six hours starting at 4 pm. Happy Birthday Dr. Motto!

When: Saturday, 11 July from 4 pm
Where: Dr. Motte Official YouTube

Look forward to a colourful summer holiday programme in the gardens of the world (Gärten der Welt. Experience art, music and dance from all over the world and stroll through the magnificent landscape. There is also plenty to discover for little explorers in the free workshops. Please register online in advance! During the Berlin summer holidays there are also discounted holiday tickets for families, including a cable car ride!  

When: daily from 29 June to 9 August
Where: Blumenberger Damm 44, Marzahn

More about the Gardens of the World

Tip 2: Carrona drive-in cinema in the Olympic Stadium

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain
visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Cinema times all-American. In addition to the numerous open-air cinemas in Berlin, the Carrona drive-in cinema is also presenting a great programme this summer. The focus is on classics and family entertainment. Popcorn, snacks and drinks are available at the mobile kiosk against payment by card. Tickets for the drive-in cinema are available online at Zoopalast!

When: Friday, July 10th, Dirty Dancing at 8pm, Long Night of the Terminator at 10.30pm; Saturday: Madagascar 3 at 11.45am, Bridget Jones at 3.45pm, Call me by your name at 7.30pm, Batman 1-3 at 10.30pm

Where: At the Olympic Stadium, Charlottenburg 

More open-air cinemas in Berlin

Tip 3: Painting under the open sky

Old National Gallery on the Museum Island Berlin
Old National Gallery on the Museum Island Berlin visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

As part of the summer programme 'Up on the Island' (Rauf auf die Insel), the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) invite you to discover the artists inside you. Find inspiration by watching ghe works of art by the Impressionists, which you can view in the Old National Gallery. Painting takes place outside, under the open sky.

Please register online here in advance.

When: Friday, July 10th, 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Haus Bastian - Centre for Cultural Education, Am Kupfergraben 10, Mitte


Tip 4: City walk through the Middle Ages

armament and bust in the Märkisches Museum in Berlin Mitte
visit at Märkisches Museum Berlin Sergej Horovitz

Can you imagine what Berlin looked like in the Middle Ages? You can discover traces of it on the summer tours of the Stadtmuseum. Visit the ruins of the monastery church not far from the television tower, decipher epitaphs and touch ancient brick walls that bear witness to days long past. Of course you will also hear the stories about it. The guided tour is suitable for families with children from 8 years and is free of charge.

Please register at least four days in advance at (030) 24 002 - 162 or

When: Saturday, 11 July, 11 am - 2 pm
Where: entrance of the monastery ruins, Klosterstraße 73a, Mitte

More information about the Stadtmuseum

Tip 5: #Klimawissen im Experimentierfeld

Visitors to the Museum of Natural History Berlin
Museum of Natural History Berlin Foto: Thomas Rosenthal, MfN Berlin

As part of the Museum of Natural History's summer holiday programme, you can expand your knowledge of climate policy and climate change on Fridays from 14.00 hrs. You are invited to participate in the lectures and workshops organised in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. On Friday, July 12th, Jobst Heitzig will speak on the topic "Planetary Borders and International Climate Coalitions". Upon presentation of a student ID, both the lecture and the entrance to the museum are free of charge.

When: 12 July from 2 pm
Where: Museum of Natural History, Invalidenstr. 43, Mitte


Tip 6: Summer school at Little BIG City

Little BIG City Berlin
visitBerlin, Foto: Janina Vogel

Just because it's summer vacation doesn't mean you can't feed your brain. To give your grey matter some food for thought, Little Big City and Berlin teachers have created various questionnaires to encourage you to think about some specific topics when you visit the exhibition. Topics include human rights, education and the history of the divided city. And the best thing is: After visiting the exhibition, you can exchange completed questionnaires for a little surprise.

More about Little BIG City

Tip 7: Kiezspaziergang "Life at the Wall: The Oderberger Straße

Museum at Kulturbrauerei Berlin
Museum at Kulturbrauerei Berlin Stiftung Haus der Geschichte, Foto: Stephan Klonk

During the summer holidays, the museum offers free guided tours of the permanent exhibition several times a week in the Kulturbrauerei. Also exciting are the neighborhood walks (Kiezspaziergang), during which you will get individual insights into the history of Berlin. During the Sunday guided tour through Prenzlauer Berg you will experience what it was like to live right next to the Wall. Registration in advance is not necessary. However, you will have to register at the information desk in the museum shortly before the tour. Due to the current situation the number of participants is limited.

When: Sunday, July 12 at 4 pm
Where: Knaackstr. 97, Pankow


Tip 8: Individual group tour through the Zeughaus

Deutsches Historisches Museum - Zeughaus visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm

Take the opportunity: Since the Deutsche Historische Museum (German Historical Museum) is not allowed to offer group tours due to the current situation, you can book individual tours. Go on a time travel through German history from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Wall and let your museum guide tell you more about the most exciting historical moments.

Please book your guided tour online here in advance.

More information about the Zeughaus

Tip 9: Michael Hatzius: "Die Echse" (The Lizard)

Microphone in front of an audience
Microphone Getty Images, Bild: Jasmin Merdan

Hurray! The open-air stage in the roofed summer garden of the ufaFabrik is open again. This time Michael Hatzius is our guest, who of course won't go on stage without his old friend, the world-famous lizard (German: Echse). The journey goes from the first cell division to the nonsense of animal experiments, whereby the audience is definitely included in the "Echsperiment".

When: Friday, July 10th, 8 pm
Where: Viktoriastr. 10-18, Tempelhof


Tip 10: Robert Metcalf - Songs for young and old

Entry Zitadelle Spandau
Entry Zitadelle Spandau visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

KinderMusikTheater Berlin e.V. | This is where people sing, flick and clap - and even sign! With a programme for the whole family, the "man under the melon" conjures a small but fine song programme out of his hat. Guido Raschke plays the piano, providing musical finesse and rapid rhythms!

When: Sunday, July 12, 4 pm
Where: Open-air stage at the Spandau Citadel


Tip 11: Späth’er Weingarten in the Hofcafé Späth

Späthsche Weinstraße
Daniela Incoronato

In the Späth'er Weingarten the season is already in full swing. Winegrowers from different wine-growing regions present their wines in weekly rotation. All winegrowers are personally on site and look forward to talking to you. This weekend, the winery Schuckmann & Söhne Rheinhessen introduces their wines.

When: Thursday to Sunday from 12 pm
Where: Späthstraße 80/81, Treptow

Späth’er Weingarten

Enjoy your weekend in Berlin,

and have a safe visit by observing the following rules:

  • Restaurants will be open until 11 pm at the latest.
  • Food and drinks may only be offered and consumed at tables, self-service is not allowed.
  • A reservation as well as wearing a face mask is recommended.
  • Persons from two households must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between them.
  • For cultural institutions: reserve a ticket online with a time slot.
  • Observe the hygiene measures and regulations of the individual providers

And for a quick overview of what else is already open in Berlin, just take a look

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


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.