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Berlins’ leisure time spots you should see in summer

Berlins' leisure time spots: Heiliger See Potsdam

Berlins’ leisure time spots you should see in summer

Sports, Picnic and BBQ

Ad| Berlin is quite a green city and offers many squares and parks in summer to be outside. One of Berlins’ leisure time spots is a place, where you can combine sports, relaxation and food. It is called Tempelhofer Feld – and is one of Berlin’s former airports. On the  greened areas, you can enjoy your prepared bbqs or picnics. Alternatively, Picnic Berlin offers picnic baskets with snacks, salads, sandwiches and drinks of your choice.

On what used to be the former landing strip, you can now go biking, inline-skating, hang-gliding or whatever else you fancy doing outdoors.

U8 – Leinestraße and then walk 650m – the entrance is close to Oderstraße 22

Tempelhof Field Berlin Picnic Berlin Tempelhof Field

Horseraces on the weekends

You want to see horses run in a relaxed atmosphere?

Then you have the choice between 3 different racetracks as one of Berlins’ leisure time spots:


Mariendorf and


Foods and drinks are offered and you also have the possibility to bring you own food.

Bet on the right horse and have an unforgettable weekend-experience.

Horse Race Hoppegarten

Cruising around Berlin

Rent your own boat and discover Berlins’ leisure time spots around the city. ALS offers nice motorboats which you can drive without a license. Bring your own food and drinks, turn on the music and enjoy a day trip across the lakeside. Starting in Köpenick you cross the Müggelsee, aka “new Venice” with its many bungalows and canals, Seddinsee and the river Dahme. Meanwhile you can anchor and swim or stop for a bite at any of the numerous imbiss or restaurants which you find along the way.

Lindenstr. 27, 12555 Berlin: Tram 27, 60, 61, 62, 63, 67 and 68, or Bus 164 till “Alte Försterei” or “Bahnhofstraße/Lindenstraße”

Motor Boot Cruising Müggelsee

Swimming between cultural monuments

At Heiligen See in Potsdam you can have it all. The Neue Garten, a park with monuments and buildings from the era of Frederic the Great, as well as  a connection to the Havel on its other side make the Heiligen See to one of the most beautiful bathing lakes outside of Berlin.

S-Bahn till Potsdam Central Station, Tram 93 and then walk or take a ship to Station “Cecilienhof” –

Dutch Houses New Garden Potsdam Marmorpalais New Garden Potsdam

Open Air cinema

You want to enjoy Berlin summer nights outside while watching great movies?

Then visit one of the many Berlin open air cinemas all of which feature a well-chosen movie programme. Get a drink, a snack and enjoy. These are one of the 3 main spots in town:

Volkspark Friedrichshain



Open Air Cinema Berlin Kreuzberg

More tips on what you can see and experience in Berlin, will be up on  my following blog posts.

Know any more sights I should feature? I’d be happy to read your comments.

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