There are lots of reasons why June is my favorite month in Berlin: the trees are greener than they'll ever be, the lakes are ready to welcome thousands of Berliners every weekend, and the strawberry stands have arrived from the Brandenburg countryside to sell us their delicious red fruits.
But the best thing about June is the multitude of outdoor events all around town. This year, the month starts with the colorful parades of the Karneval der Kulturen, which will be filling the streets of Kreuzberg with traditional music and dance throughout the Pentecost weekend (2–5 June).
Art lovers should not miss the 48 Hours Neukölln festival (23–24 June), two days of open-air art exhibitions and installations, including markets and workshops for all to enjoy. And the following weekend, on 30 June, we should all head to the pretty Bergmanstraße area for the Berg mann st raßenf est, a lively celebration of summer packed with music, theater, and street food.
See you there!
SOLVEIG STEINHARDT EDITOR, WHERE BERLIN