Summer in Germany – Part 2: Berlin

Series: Leisure activities at our locations

Berlin is big, Berlin is colorful – and with its 3.4 million inhabitants, 170 museums, 300 galleries and countless parks, the city offers a wide range of opportunities to make your summer unforgettable. 

The Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023 and looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world every year. We present you a selection of varied leisure activities in the German capital. 

Art and culture outdoors 🎭

Art and culture lovers are in the right place in Berlin. Especially in summer, you have the opportunity to experience some exhibitions and cultural events outside.

1. East Side Gallery

If the weather is nice, it is worth making a stop at the East Side Gallery in Berlin. The world's longest open-air gallery is a reminder of the city's history: 1.3 kilometers long, you can see remnants of the Berlin Wall that were painted by various artists after the fall of the Wall.

2. “Freilichtbühne Weißensee”

The “Freilichtbühne Weißensee” serves as an open-air cinema in the summer, which has a number of classics on its program in addition to current blockbusters. Besides, other events take place here, such as concerts, theatre performances or a special program for children. 

3. “Das kleine Grosz Museum”

“Das kleine Grosz Museum” in Schöneberg was opened in 2022 in honor of the painter and cartoonist George Grosz. What makes this museum special is that it is located in a former gas station. In addition to the unusual exhibition, there is the opportunity to sit outside in the pine garden and get some cake and cool drinks.

Sports activities in Berlin 💪🏻

It is warm, the sun is shining and you want to be active? We show you how you can integrate sports into the Berlin summer.

1. “Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide” 🧗🏻

The high ropes course is located in the middle of Berlin-Charlottenburg. The varied courses are divided into different levels of difficulty, so there is something for beginners as well as experienced climbers. Depending on the course, you can climb between 3 and 17 meters high into the trees. Good to know: Admission is currently only possible with online reservation.

2. Skating across the “Tempelhofer Feld” 🛹

The “Tempelhofer Feld” is one of the most popular routes for Berlin skaters. The route around the field is a around 6 kilometers long. If you don't want to skate yourself, you can sit in the skate park with an ice cream or cold drink and watch the pros do their tricks

3. Horse betting at Hoppegarten 🏇🏻

Those who likes to watch sports should not miss the biggest racecourse in Germany. If you don't feel like going to the beer garden, you can bring your own food and spend the day on the large picnic meadow in Hoppegarten. And with a little luck, you might even bet on the right horse.

Water Fun 🌊

Whether jumping into the bathing lake or walking along the Spree, water always brings a slight cooling in summer and there are plenty of possibilities in Berlin. 

1. Lido Jungfernheide

When the temperatures get too hot for the climbing park, you will find the Strandbad Jungfernheide in Berlin Charlottenburg. Here you can lie on the white sandy beach, play water or volleyball and of course cool off and swim in the water. 

2. “Tegeler See”

The “Tegeler See” is the second largest lake in Berlin and offers a range of activities to combat boredom: Rent a pedal boat, for example, or practice sailing or surfing. If you prefer something a little quieter, you can also book a boat tour on the lake or walk along the Greenwich Promenade.

3. On the banks of the Spree 

A nice balmy summer evening in Berlin doesn't have to cost much at all. You can just sit down alone or with friends with a refreshing drink at the Spree and let your soul dangle a bit.

Culinary specialties in Berlin 🍽

The German capital also has a lot to offer in the way of culinary delights. The choice of food options is huge, so we present three of our favorites here.

1. Thaipark – Asian Streetfood

The “Thaipark”, which is actually called “Preußenpark”, has been a meeting place for people from the Asian community in Berlin for decades. From the familiar meetings in the Wilmersdorfer green space arose a destination for all who love or want to try Asian street food.

2. Lavanderia Vecchia – Italian cuisine

In the midst of the guests, the kitchen professionals at the Lavanderia Vecchia restaurant prepare Italian dishes. Especially the oil and the in-house wine ave made a positive mark on the reputation. On warm summer days, the Italian decorated courtyard garden invites to dine. The name “Lavanderia Vecchia” means “old laundry” and is a reference to the origin of the restaurant.

The team at the Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin organizes a recreational program for the German course participants that changes weekly. Within the framework of joint activities, you will get to know the different facets of Berlin. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get to know other participants outside of class, make friends and speak German together. 😊

Would you like to learn German and experience the summer months in a great city like Berlin? Then find out now about our current German course offers for this summer.