Take To The Streets

Where Berlin - - NIGHTLIFE -

Roller skaters know all too well that cob­bled foot­paths are a night­mare, and most have prob­a­bly dreamed of hav­ing ac­cess to the city’s many smoothly paved streets. Those dreams come true once or twice a month from May to Au­gust, when roads are closed off to cars and opened up in­stead to par­tic­i­pants of Skate by Night. Take off at 8pm from Alexan­der­platz and en­joy the lux­ury of rollerblad­ing along a 20- to 30-kilo­me­ter route, tak­ing in the sum­mer air and fin­ish­ing back where you started. Each event has a theme, from sin­gles’ night to fam­ily and tourist night, and the main event this month is Mauernight, on 19 July, a ride that trav­els along se­lect points where the Ber­lin Wall once stood. Safety takes pri­or­ity, so skaters are asked to wear hel­mets and pro­tec­tive gear and are also in­vited to at­tend a short class be­fore start­ing. Visit web­site for de­tails.

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