Five ideas to enjoy summer in Berlin

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Summer doesn’t just mean beaches. Spending a few days on the coast is a tempting idea, but today we’re going to propose that you combine this with an urban getaway to the fantastic city of Berlin. Take note of these five ideas for enjoying the outdoors in Berlin in summertime.

  1. Tour the city by bicycle

Berlin has a public bicycle rental service and miles and miles of bike lanes. The German capital has a lot to offer. Exploring the city on two wheels will allow you to make the best use of your time.

Bike Berlin

2. Take a boat ride on the Spree river

Another way to see Berlin from a different perspective is by taking a boat ride on the Spree river. The city’s public transportation network offers several routes, and you’re in luck because in spring and summer they operate from Monday to Sunday. Some boats even have a bar. Have a drink while you enjoy the marvellous views.

river Spree Berlin

3. Have a picnic in one of its numerous parks

Why not take advantage of the good weather to order a Currywurst and enjoy the fresh air? Berlin has an infinite number of parks where you can spend the afternoon right in the city centre. Mauerpark is known among young people for its flea market and its famous karaoke. Perfect to spend a different kind of Sunday afternoon.

Mauerpark Berlin

4. Admire its street art murals

In Berlin the streets of the city are like an art gallery. Graffiti is part of the urban culture. The murals of the East Side Gallery are unquestionably the most famous, but they are by no means the only ones. The neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichsain are also known for their street art.

Grafitti Berlin

5. Have a beer in a Biergarten

There’s nothing more German than beer. And the most inviting time to have an ice-cold one is summer. The traditional Biergartens are places where you can have a beer and try typical German dishes.

Biergarten Berlin

This is just a sample of what Berlin is like in summer. At RIU we suggest the Riu Plaza Berlin for your getaway. This hotel offers a central location and all the comforts you need to enjoy your stay in Berlin. Don’t hesitate, discover the German capital with us.

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