I swear it just started, but summer seems to be disappearing before my very eyes. And while everyone’s told me Berlin summer is amazing, I think this summer the weather hasn’t been that great. There’s been a lot of rainy days and storms. While I’m hoping for a pretty amazing late summer, I thought I’d look back on a few of the things that have made this summer in Berlin so great.
Visiting the lakes
Hands down the number one thing about Berlin in summer, visiting a few lakes has been a blast. We went for a swim at Sacrower See, hired a boat on the Havel, and chilled out on the shore.
For a friend’s birthday a bunch of us took booze, beers and tunes onto a boat, and danced for a few hours while our captain took us for a tour of the Spree.
Summer in Berlin has just been a mash up of street festivals, raves and demonstrations, from May Day, Karneval der Kulturen and Zug der Liebe, I’ve done my fair share of stomping in the streets. I’m just sad I missed Pride and Christopher Street Day, because I was away.
Beers in the sun
Berlin has plenty of chill places, with good views and cheap beer, and I spent as many sunny evenings as I could hanging out at Klunkerkranich, Deck 5, CDV, Holzmarkt, as well as just sitting by the Spree with a beer from the Spati.
Exploring Berlin in summer