We love to remind everyone that the weather can be quite moody, even during summer. However, inclement weather doesn’t mean you have to stay put. We came up with a shortlist of activities (plus a few personal recommendations from Berliners) for the best places to have fun while the weather sorts itself out.
Spas and Saunas
Listen to music underwater!
Beautiful grounds close to the main central station.
Bathe at Oderberger Hotel (http://www.hotel-oderberger.berlin/bad/)
Enjoy beautifully renovated old baths.
Stadtbad Neukölln (https://www.berlinerbaeder.de/baeder/stadtbad-neukoelln/)
Escape city stress with some old-time charm.
Markthalle Neun (https://markthalleneun.de/) and Street Food Thursday (https://www.facebook.com/StreetFoodThursday/)
For the best street food and breakfast market!
Old-school market hall in Moabit.
Marheineke Markthalle (https://meine-markthalle.de/en/)
Hall market in charming Bergamannkiez.
Bikini Berlin (https://www.bikiniberlin.de/en/)
Mall of Berlin (https://www.mallofberlin.de/en/start)
Mainstream movies with original versions and IMAX
Hackeshe Höfe Kino (https://www.hoefekino.de/#today)
Independent and well-curated programs.
Lichtblick Kino (https://www.lichtblick-kino.org/informationen)
An independent and tiny hidden gem!
Sights & Landmarks
Visit the Reichstag (German Parliament)
I know. Sounds boring. BUT not only will you get a great perspective over the city center, but you'll also get to visit one of the coolest structures in town.
Sony Center/ Potsdamer Platz (https://potsdamerplatz.de/)
A massive, modern shopping hub. Try pairing a visit with a movie at Cinestar!
Tropical Island (https://www.tropical-islands.de/en/)
Europe’s largest “tropical” resort, located in a former zeppelin hangar!
C/O Berlin (https://co-berlin.org/en)
After its recent renovation, C/O Berlin is set to become one of Berlin’s “must stops” for great photography.
Deutsches Historisches Museum (https://www.dhm.de/)
Perfect starting point for all of Berlin’s historical trips.
Hamburger Bahnhof (https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/hamburger-bahnhof/home/)
Don't let the name fool you--this is a must-see Berlin institution, a powerhouse of contemporary art.
Martin Gropius Bau (https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/gropiusbau/start.html)
One of the city's most beloved modern art galleries, with diverse and well-curated shows.
English Theatre Berlin (https://www.etberlin.de/)
English-language productions for all those struggling with their German (you will never be alone).
CHAMELEON Theatre (https://chamaeleonberlin.com/de/programm/)
Berliner Philharmoniker (https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/)
The classic philharmonic experience.
Deutsche Oper (https://www.deutscheoperberlin.de/de_DE/home)
With its central location and lovely facade, it's an unmissable German opera experience
Bar Jeder Vernunft (https://www.bar-jeder-vernunft.de/en)
Offering comedy, cabaret and a wide variety of entertainment!
So, when things are looking a little cloudy, don’t waste your time complaining about the weather even though it’s a hit of a german pastime! Instead, focus on the fun possibilities and check out our weather-proof ideas!