How happy we are that the city is finally waking up after a seemingly endless lockdown, we have guaranteed 386 times to tell you. This is because we are currently realizing every day how valuable and not self-evident the little things are in life. A visit to the outdoor pool and favorite pizzeria, for example, watching films in the open-air cinema or absorbing art in the museum, sitting with friends in the beer garden or going to the theater in the evening. We love life and we love Berlin: That’s why we’re introducing you to our ultimate 21 favorite places in Berlin that you can now visit again. See you!
Chill out and do sports in the park at Gleisdreieck
A must in every season, preferably with the sun! The park is a gigantic recreational facility with seven play, fitness and sports areas. Heaps of meadow, sand, concrete and rubber floors are to be explored. There is a skate area with a BMX bowl to join in or be amazed at, street ball baskets, a soccer cage, trampolines, water games, lots of drivable paths and even a natural play garden to climb trees. The best? Nowhere is it too crowded, because all of this is spread over an incredible 31.5 hectares, divided into three parts of the park.
Selected wines in a relaxed atmosphere in the three bottle bar
The three bottle bar, only a few meters away from Böhmischer Platz, not only offers you relaxed light and even more relaxed people, but also a very exquisite menu. The wine selection is excellent, you can also buy all the varieties offered in bottle size and take them with you. In winter, mulled wine is also on the menu, with homemade dumplings to go. In summer you can sit here relaxed until late in the evening, sip aromatic coffee or treat yourself to a delicious scoop of ice cream at Eisderix just around the corner.
Live music, living room and beer garden: Festsaal Kreuzberg
The Festsaal Kreuzberg was one of Berlin’s cultural institutions for many years and was known for parties and shows by great musicians. In 2013 the building of the old ballroom burned down, leaving a painful gap – in 2017 the club finally found a new home. Between Schlesi and Treptower Park, on the grounds of the arena, pop and rock concerts as well as other exciting events take place again on a regular basis. Oh, and there is also a relaxed beer garden here.
Kreuzberg open-air cinema in the back courtyard of the Kunsthaus Bethanien
Anyone who knows the Kunstquartier Bethanien should know that the way there is worthwhile because of the great location alone. In addition, the selection of films at the Kreuzberg open-air cinema impresses with its cosmopolitanism, as all films are shown in the original language and with subtitles. After such a long period of abstinence from the cinema, we are really looking forward to the first good movie in the open air. What movies are running now again every day and what rules you need to consider for the summer 2021, you read here . Enjoy!
Splash around in the Humboldthain summer pool
The Humboldthain is a whimsical, but at the same time typical Berlin people’s park. Here you can stroll in the rose garden or drink a beer with your friends on the two observation flag towers, which always look pretty rocked. And then there is the outdoor pool, which is a great location in summer to cool off from the Berlin heat. You can currently book tickets for different time slots. Better be quick, because the slots are at least as popular as the outdoor fries.
Breakfast shop and bar in one: Allan’s Breakfast Club
The small menu at Allan’s Breakfast Club , which also functions as a breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon snack menu, includes French Tost, Eggs Benedict (with a very special Hollandaise sauce, which we will not reveal more about) and sourdough with portobello mushrooms. Always possible: the super delicious mimosas. In the evenings, the café (usually) turns into a wine bar with an open wine rack. Similar to the winery at Weinbergspark, you can help yourself and sip up your drink.
Eat gelato with a spatula at Cuore di Vetro
The Cuore di Vetro has been supplying ice cream lovers in Mitte with fantastic gelato for seven years . Our old office was only a few minutes’ walk away from the ice cream parlor and back then we regularly went to Max-Beer-Straße 33 for an ice cream scoop. Last year the second branch of Cuore di Vetro opened in Friedrichshain. By the way, the name translates as “Heart of Glass”, an allusion to the glass ice cream workshop.
End of work on the banks of the Spree at the Holzmarkt25
The Holzmarkt is one of the most beautiful adult playgrounds in Berlin and you can get lost here when it gets dark. But it doesn’t matter if you look a little longer at the Spree while having a drink after work. Apart from that, the Holzmarkt has both cultural and culinary offers and is therefore the perfect all-rounder.
Enjoy natural wines in the JAJA wine bar
Natural wines are the latest trend and the flagship of the JAJA bar . From cultivation to production, the wine is left entirely to nature, i.e. no pesticides or other additives are used. The Franco-German wine bar in Neukölln builds on this very special, authentic taste and has more than 50 different wines in its range. And delicious food, perfectly matched to the grape juice. Santé!
See great work by contemporary photographers at C / O Berlin
An absolute must for every photography lover is the C / O Berlin in the Amerikahaus am Zoo. Changing contemporary world-class photographers – from Sebastião Salgado to Anton Corbijn – come here to help. New talents with their exciting projects are always presented. If you can’t manage the extensive exhibitions on two floors in one go, you can relax in the café of the house with its large window front or browse through photo books in the packed museum shop. The very interesting exhibition “SEND ME AN IMAGE: From Postcards to Social Media” is currently running. There!
Live music, open grill and bar combined in Rummels Bay
The atmosphere in Rummels Bay on Paul-und-Paula-Ufer on Rummelsburger See is somewhere between pirate bar and urban jungle and is one of the most beautiful places to relax in summer. On the program are delicious pizza from Ragazzi, draft beer and fine drinks from the bar, we like.
Sip cheap drinks and get to know people at Larks and Owls
A mix of Kreuzberg living room atmosphere and wonderful fresh flowers make the charm of the lark and owl . If you like charming second-hand furniture, good and cheap drinks, nice service and smoking, you’ve come to the right place. However, space is limited, so you should show up early on weekends to get a cozy place.