Canoe races on the river Spree, beer, Icelandic horses, tattoos, jazz and zoo: this summer weekend in the capital brings lots of fun outdoors. Find out what else is going on in our weekend tips!
Tip 1: Berlin Finals
Berlin summer is showing its sporty side. This weekend ten German Championships will take place simultaneously. You can cheer on the athletes at the Berlin Finals during canoe races, boxing, archery, athletics and so on..
When: 3.- 4. August
Where: various places in Berlin
More information about Berlin Finals
Tip 2: European Union Youth Orchestra: Sing along concert for everyone
The sound of Beethoven's 9th Symphony will be heard this summer evening in one of the most beautiful squares of the city. The concert of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Ernst Senff Choir will be broadcasted live from the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus to the Gendarmenmarkt. After the concert all listeners will sing together the European anthem "Ode an die Freude". Join in and sing for Europe together!
When: 4. August
Where: Gendarmenmarkt, Mitte
Tip 3: 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival
Take a seat in the longest beer garden of the world! 19 stages with live music, 350 breweries and 2400 different types of beer are waiting to be discovered and tasted by you. A special weekend fun for all fans of cold beer.
When: 2.- 4. August
Where: Karl-Marx-Allee, Friedrichshain
Tip 4: Opening World Championships for Icelandic Horses
This Sunday the Icelandic horses start their fight for the World Champion title in Berlin. You can experience the horses and riders at first hand in nine disciplines in the stadium of the Pferdesportpark. Good to know: The German riders will compete as the biggest team this year.
Where: Pferdesportpark Berlin-Karlshorst, Treskowallee 159, Lichtenberg
Tip 5: Summer Jazz in the Old Town of Köpenick
The smell of summer and jazz in the air of Köpenick. In the historical atmosphere of the town hall, bands and musicians create rhythms and fun for three nights during Summer Jazz.
When: 2. - 3. August
Where: Rathausplatz Köpenick, Alt Köpenick 21, Köpenick
Tip 6: Anniversary celebration 175 years Zoo Berlin
There' s something to celebrate at Berlin Zoo this weekend. With musical stage program and numerous activities for children, 175 years and thus the oldest zoo of Germany will be celebrated. Veterinary consultations and guided tours through the zoo offer you special insights into the world of animals.
When: 1.- 4. August,
Where: Hardenbergplatz 8, Tiergarten
Tip 7: Family sports festival in the Olympiapark Berlin
Do sports and join the family sports festival in the Olympic Park. Sport clubs and associations of the city invite young and old to try fencing, streetball and many other types of sports. Information and tips on healthy nutrition, exercise and sport can be found in the information area.
When: 3. – 4. August
Where: Olympiapark, Gretel-Bergmann-Weg 2, Westend
Tip 8: 29th International Tattoo Convention Berlin
For all tattoo enthusiasts amongst you the Tattoo Convention Berlin should not be missing in your weekend planning. Throughout three days the Arena Berlin is all about body art. The biggest Tattoo Contest in Europe, the Miss Tattoo Berlin election and many other events are waiting for you!
When: 2.- 4. August
Where: Arena Berlin, Eichenstr. 4, Alt-Treptow
Tip 9: Weddingmarket
A hundred percent creative - that's what Weddingmarket at Leopoldplatz is all about. Here you'll find the finest craftsmanship and design. Whether jewellery, painted furniture, porcelain or Spanish fans - the artists present the diversity of our city. The variety of street food, music and acting performances and Brazilian Forró on the square make your Sunday at the market perfect!
When: 4. August, 11-18 Uhr
Where: Leopoldplatz, Wedding
Tip 10: Saturday Five. Impro for adults
Laugh and join in! The show of the Improtheater Paternoster can be dramatic, curious but definitely funny. Five impro scenes are presented to you on stage, but only one of them wins. You decide and keep the story going with your ideas. Let your imagination run wild and be curious how the evening will end.
When: 3. August, 7 p.m
Where: Maschinenhaus/ Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 11: Hellersdorf Balcony Cinema, Open Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody
While "The show must go on" sounds from the speakers, and the life of Freddie Mercury is passing by on the screen, you can lean back in your folding chairs and start the weekend with Bohemian Rhapsody. For even more weekend happiness you can enjoy a barbecue and dance to live music afterwards. All of this is for free, just bring your own folding chairs.
When: 2. August, ab 19 Uhr
Where: Cecilienplatz, Hellersdorf
For even more information about what’s on, you can always check our day-by-day tips on Berlin’s biggest event calendar.