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Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe with more than 2500 parks and 20 lakes. About 20% of the city is covered by forests and open public areas. When kayaking on Lake Mueggelsee, swimming at the beaches of Schlachtensee or hiking to the waterfalls at Viktoria Park in the Kreuzberg district, Europe's second largest city with a population of 3.5 million appears to be far away.
 
Every summer, Berlin's cultural calendar attracts world famous acts to perform at open-air concerts and take the stage at the legendary Waldbuehne arena or at the historic Gendarmenmarkt. And every evening, the city celebrates summer at its countless squares surrounded by outdoor cafes and restaurants with entertainment from amazing street artists and musicians.

We invite you to join the party!

 
VENICE?
NO, BERLIN BY BOAT

 
In search of its historic and cultural sites, visitors to the German capital often are surprised to see the city's extensive system of waterways covered by more than five times as many bridges than in Venice. Discovering the highlights of Berlin onboard a comfortable river boat cruising on some the city's many rivers and canals is a truly memorable experience. The views are plentiful. From the impressive government quarters and the Reichstag Parliament building to watching large crowds of Berliners chilling out at busy beach bars on the banks of the Spree river with abundances of creative graffiti art displays. Time to order a cocktail!
POTSDAM
PALACE NIGHT


Now in its 17th year, hundreds of actors dressed in historic costumes and wearing masks welcome thousands of visitors to a journey back in time to Prussia's royal Baroque era. Throughout the evening, numerous concerts and baroque dancing performances in the brilliantly illuminated Sanssouci Palace and its romantic park promise an unforgettable experience not only for families.

Park Sanssouci
20 AUG 2016 - 5 pm
TANGO OPEN AIR
IN SUMMER


Tango is all the rage in Berlin. The city has long since established itself as an important tango metropolis – in many people’s eyes the most important one after Buenos Aires. Whether classic tango argentino or modern tango nuevo, whether in a historical ballroom or in unusual places out-of-doors, Berlin’s tango scene offers a wide range of possibilities for all tango aficionados.

Strandbar Mitte, Pfefferberg
July to September outdoor
(subject to weather)
FORTRESS FESTIVAL
AT SPANDAU CITADEL


One of the best preserved Renaissance fortresses is set back to a distant time and hosts a medieval spectacle with many eye-catching activities. Knights fight tough battles for honor and glory, dragons rescue a beloved princess and jugglers and dancers mingle with merchants and craftsmen displaying their historical trades to the delight of children and adults alike.

Zitadelle Spandau
10 - 11 SEP 2016
LOLLAPALLOZA 
BERLIN


The most important annual pop festival in the United States returns to Europe after its successful debut last year. Like at the original festival in Chicago, international superstars and promising newcomers will perform at Lollapalooza Berlin. Two days of live music and a wide ranging program of art, fashion and street food reflect Berlin's energy as Europe's vibrant and diverse hub of alternative entertainment.

Treptower Park
10-11 SEP 2016
 
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We salute our customers and wish you a relaxing summer.
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© visitBerlin, Reichstag. |  © visitBerlin, Schifffahrt. | @visitBerlin, Potsdamer Schlössernacht. Foto: W. Pfauder. | @visitBerlin, Tango Nacht. Foto: C G.Steffen. |@visitBerlin, Zitadelle Spandau. | © visitBerlin, Treptower Park. Foto: Tanja Koch. | © visitBerlin, Treptower Molecule Man.