Summer in Berlin means many things for many people, but all ideas orbit around the same crucial idea: get and stay outside. From drinking at Maybachufer to open-air everything, Berlin transforms itself into a city operating on the idea that, since it’s warm, everything should be done outdoors. The idea of open-air events extends to the outdoor cinemas, or Freiluftkinos. There are many to choose from in the city, each serving up cinema in its respective pocket of the city. We’ve rounded them all up to help you stay outside this summer.
Cassiopeia is a beloved bar/concert space/club with a fantastic courtyard in which to relax in the summer. Rubbing elbows with Suicide Circus and other big wigs in the leisure night life world, it’s not a foreign name even to a neophyte Berliner. The courtyard INSEL has a bar, a place to grab grub, a rock-climbing wall and other accoutrements that make the homestead of Hook‘s ‘lost boys’ look amateurish. The seating is limited because of the venue’s size, which makes for a more cosy vibe. Blankets are available for the taking, and umbrellas are available for rent. Often showing movies in their original version with subtitles makes it a great spot for those who haven’t mastered Deutsch just yet.