Let's Go Outside
The Berlin summer is in full swing! Dive into everything the season has to offer with Solveig Steinhardt and Hilda Hoy's tips for outdoor fun.
With Berlin summer in full swing, the best place to be is outdoors.
5 BEST OUTDOOR FOOD AND DRINK
1 STREET FOOD
Eating outdoors is one of summer's greatest pleasures. Indulge at Village Market, the weekly street-food smorgasbord at the über-cool Neue Heimat venue. Besides food trucks and stands serving ribs, ice cream, dumplings, and burgers, there's also live music. Open Sun 12pm-late. Revaler Str. 99.
2 TO MARKET, TO MARKET!
Visiting the farmers' market is a beloved pastime amongst Berliners, who flock to Prenzlauer Berg's Markt am Kollwitzplatz. Between browsing for fresh produce, local cheese and meats, and people-watching, you can snack on grilled sausages, fresh-baked goods, falafels, and Nutella-smeared crêpes. Open Thu 12pm–7pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Wörther Straße.
3 GARDEN OF PARADISE
Summer = Biergarten season. This is Germany, after all! Idyllically located next to a serene pond in Tiergarten park, Café am Neuen See boasts a charming beer garden that serves fresh pizzas and Bavarian specialties that complement its brews. Feeling adventurous? Take a rowboat out for a paddle and work off those carbs. Lichtensteinallee 2.
4 DINE WITH A VIEW
On the banks of one of Berlin's most popular lakes, Schlachtensee, Fischerhütte has plenty of outdoor seating and serves up tasty German- Austrian cuisine with a generous side portion of lake view. Fischerhüttenstr. 136.
5 GO THAI
Visit Preußenpark on a weekend afternoon and you'll swear you're in Bangkok. Berlin's Thai community sets up here en masse for an informal event that's part picnic, part food market. Choose from fresh and authentic Thai dishes like spicy green papaya salad, sizzling meat skewers, and noodle soups, prepared right there on the grass. Every Sat and Sun around 12–4pm.