7 Things to do in Berlin for young people
What are those things to do when in Berlin for young people and also adults? I live in Berlin for quite a while now. After 13 years of growing up in Berlin, I consider and call myself a Berliner. I won’t tell you about the standard touristic tours that you read on every Travel Blog. Like visiting museums or go sightseeing. I am talking of the perspective of an young adult like I am. Those are the 7 things to do in Berlin that I would like to read on a Travel Blog, if I wouldn’t live in one of the most beautiful cities in the World. Not saying, that I am denying to learn some culture and history of the Country. That is important too!
But for now, let’s introduce you the top 7 things to do in Berlin.
1. Things to do in Berlin: Visit a Späti
Every young adult living in Berlin has a “Späti des Vertrauens”. Späti It is a late night store where you can purchase beer, snacks and cigarettes. After all those grocery stores have closed a Späti is the place to go. Most of them are open till 2. am or later. You can find some Spätis in mostly every corner in Berlin. In Summer a lot of Spätis offer sitting possibilities outside their store, so people can sit and drink some beers. It’s perfect for getting to know new people. Specially if the World Cup or European championchip is going on tv, they offer public viewing and it is really fun to spend the time with all those strangers that share the same interests. For a beer you pay between 1-3€ and it is way cheaper than going to a Bar. If you go an a regular basis, the shopman will be your best friend.
2. Things to do in Berlin: Open Airs & Festivals
Berlin has some pretty cool days, where there are some festivals and open airs. You can check here and here for all the upcoming dates for that. Normally, they are during the warm days though. For example you can visit for free
- Carnival of Cultures
- Fete de la Musique
- Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest (it’s a open air festival were gay people celebrate)
- New Year’s Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate
3. Things to do in Berlin: Rooftop Bars
Always dreamed about to drink a delicious cocktail and have an awesome view over the city? Berlin has a lot of beautiful Rooftop Bars to offer. Here are the best bars to go in Summer and enjoy the evening:
- House of Weekend
→ Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin
- Monkey Bar
→ Budapester Str. 40, 10787 Berlin
→ Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin
(You’ll find it at the Shopping Centre Neukölln Arcaden)
- Amano Bar
→ Auguststraße 43, 10119 Berlin
→Schönhauser Allee 79, 10439 Berlin
(You’ll find it at the Shopping Centre Schönhauser Allee Arcaden)
4. Things to do in Berlin: Visit some rave clubs in Berlin
Berlin ist the city of rave clubs! If you love electronic music, than Berlin is the place to be! I am not a fan of electronic and techno music at all. I prefer to go to some Hiphop clubs and bars than visiting a electro Club in Berlin. But if you are in this scene, than you shouldn’t miss any of the best rave clubs in Berlin. Here are some of the most famous Clubs in Berlin:
- Sisyphos Berlin
→ Hauptstraße 15, 10317 Berlin
- Berghain Berlin and their Panorama Bar (They have some strict door policy)
→ Rüdersdorfer Str. 7, 10243 Berlin
- KitKat Club (Be prepare to see naked people and to take your clothes off. In this club you will see some wild action going on! Same as in the Berghain Club)
→ Köpenicker Str. 76, 10179 Berlin
- Salon zur Wilden Renate
→ Alt-Stralau 70, 10245 Berlin
5. Things to do in Berlin: Visit a flea market
One of the 7 things you need to do in Berlin is to visit a flea market on a Sunday. Before you go to the flea market, you can go for brunch. With a full stomach, strolling around makes more fun! Or am I wrong :)? Of course, food can be bought at the markets as well! No worries, you won’t be starving! At the flea markets in Berlin you can find barely everything. Like vintage furnitures and clothes. Also some handmade stuff. You’ll see young people trying to earn some money by selling their clothes with their friends. Are you ready to negotiate? I have been thinking for a long time to rent a table to sell my stuff as well! It’s a very nice activity to do on a Sunday in Berlin.
6. Things to do in Berlin: Bike Tours Berlin / Boats Tour
What is better than exploring a city by bike? Berlin has some hidden corners that need to be discovered. By foot or bike you can explore the city at its best. Rent a bike and go exploring. If you are in Berlin during the Summertime you can try a boat tour. Have you ever thought about renting a paddleboat? I guarantee, you will have lots of fun!
7. Things to do in Berlin: Visit the KADEWE
Last but no least is to visit the KADEWE for shopping! Its a huge shopping house where you can purchase nearly every luxury brand. If you want to go shopping and spent some money, than you should go there. From Make-up to electronic to gourmet you’ll find anything high-end.
Those were the 7 things to do in Berlin! Please let me know if you have more suggestions.