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Top 6 Places To Visit During Summer In Berlin

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Even if you never thought of the capital of Germany as your perfect summer vacation spot, you have to trust us on this one: Berlin in summer is a blessing in disguise. This artsy city is known for its mind-blowing events, clubs, bars, and galleries, and there is, perhaps, no better time to dive in Berlin's lifestyle than June, July, and August. Even if you are rather a spring or an autumn person, worry not: you will enjoy the mild, warm weather in April, May, September and October as well. Everything from bars with open terraces in Kreuzberg to the warm waters of city lakes will ensure you are going to find many ways to discover and explore the city's famous good vibes. Take a look at our top 6 best places to visit in Berlin in summer and see for yourself!

1.  Flohmarkt

Whether you are looking for a lovely souvenir, a unique 1980's jacket, or a peculiar tea set to freshen up your interior, you better get familiar with Berlin's flea markets, or “flohmarkte”. The biggest and most popular ones are in Tiergarten and Mauerpark, and our personal favorite is located at Leopoldplatz. They are usually open on the weekends. Even if you are not an early bird, try to get there by noon – by 3 p.m. most of the good stuff is already sold, and some of the sellers begin to wrap their tents up. Remember to use all your charisma and negotiation abilities to get yourself a sweet deal.

2.  Tempelhofer Feld

Tempelhofer Feld, which is now is called “the Berlin Sea”, is a huge empty field between Kreuzberg, Neukölln, and Tempelhof districts, next to a former Tempelhof airport built in1923. Well, it is never completely empty – favorite Berliners' park, Tempelhofer Feld is a playground for any kinds of activities, from kiting to gardening. It is perfect for a bike ride (there are places to rent bikes, Segways, and scooters), a picnic with friends, or even a romantic dinner out: come with a blanket and a bottle of nice wine in the evening to watch the sunset.

3.  Landwehrkanal

If you are walking through hip Kreuzberg on a Saturday night in summer and wonder where all the locals are, the truth is, they are probably all are gathered in groups and sitting by the canal, and you will hear their laughter and music from afar. Indeed, nothing can compare to a warm summer night with friends or a significant other spent by Landwehrkanal, listening to the flow and making new friends.

4.  The lakes

No doubts, Berliners love their lakes, and the question is rather in choosing your favorite one. You can easily reach all eight lakes in Berlin with the local transport. Wannsee lake is located only five minutes away from the metro station and is crazy popular among the locals and the tourists. Plenty of sandy beaches, excellent service, and beach volleyball are the reason. If you are looking for a smaller and calmer place, visit Weissensee lake to enjoy the fountain and the welcoming bar that works until the last guest. Flughafensee lake next to Tegel airport can also be a perfect place for a getaway: you can watch planes flying by in a pleasant atmosphere.

5.  Oberbaumbrücke 

Oberbaumbrücke is a legendary bridge across Spree, connecting Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain neighbourhoods. It was built in 1732 and became a border between East and West Berlin in the 20th century. Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain are constantly competing for the best Berlin neighborhood title so intensely that they organize a vegetable battle once a year on Oberbaumbrücke. You can find out for yourself whether you are a Kreuzberg or a Friedrichshain person, either way, you will end up spending a lot of time on this beautiful bridge, listening to the street musicians.

6.  Gardens of the World in Marzahn

Gardens of the World in Marzahn, “green lungs of Berlin” consist of a few dozens of national parks on a big territory, all with fountains, green mazes, playgrounds for kids, and ice cream parlors. Take a stroll and marvel at the Chinese, Balinese, Renaissance Italian, or Korean theme gardens and their wonderful nature. Berlin's Gardens of the World are absolutely magnificent during the summer months and are a perfect place to discover exotic cultures and gastronomic wonders and enjoy trees in bloom. The last but not the least: the park is friendly for families with kids.

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