What’s summer like in Berlin? Well, there’s a lot of sunshine. A lot of afternoons spent spread out on picnic blankets, grazing on hummus and carrots and drinking beer. A lot of visits to the many lakes around the city, to escape the heat. A lot of cycling to meet friends, to watch sunsets from rooftops or by the canal. A lot of al fresco dining, and drinking. A lot of parties on boats and disco balls reflecting shards of sunlight across our faces. A lot of watching football on big screens in parks, and piling into local pubs afterwards for one more round. A lot of this.
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.